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A blog post from Capitol Crimes member Michelle Corbier

Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Michelle Corbier is checking in today for her first blog post on our site with some great information for emerging authors. - Penny

Yes, it is finally autumn. My favorite time of year. I had a productive week. Hope you did too.

I was able to submit my manuscript to #PitchWars. If you are not familiar with it, check it out at  It is a mentoring program to assist aspiring writers desiring to publish their manuscripts. Established authors help you prepare your manuscript to present to agents in the spring.

There is also a program called #PitchMad where you can tweet information about your manuscript to agents and/or publishers. It is a 12 hour event that occurs every quarter. The next event will be in December.

I am taking a hiatus from writing. My next project will probably be a suspense thriller. I've toyed with some ideas. Otherwise, I intend to catch up on my reading.
On Friday night, I stayed up until 3 am to finish Sex, Murder, and Double Latte by Kyra Davis. I recommend it. The story is fast and funny.

I am continuing my reading of African American mystery and crime writers. I am on my new read. I will share it with you next week.
On Saturday, September 21st, I attended my first meeting of Capitol Crimes,  which is the local branch of Sisters in Crime.  The guest speaker was a librarian. She provided a lot of knowledge. Helpful to self-published and traditionally published authors alike. 

The next event for Capitol Crimes,, will be a tour of Sacramento's Old Historic Cemetery. Join us. It will be October 19th.

We are the Sacramento, California chapter of Sisters in Crime. We promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

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