Monday, January 3, 2022


James L'Etoile, Guest Speaker

The Upstate SC Chapter of Sisters in Crime hopes you can join us on January 6th when James L'Etoile, nationally recognized expert on prison operations and former hostage negotiator, will tell us how working in the correctional system influenced his writing, where movies and books get it wrong, and answer any questions you have about "prison-life."

James L’Etoile uses his twenty-nine years behind bars as an influence in his novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, a hostage negotiator, facility captain, and director of California’s state parole system. He is a nationally recognized expert witness on prison and jail operations. He has been nominated for the Silver Falchion for Best Procedural Mystery, and The Bill Crider Award for short fiction. His published novels include: At What Cost, Bury the Past, Little River -The Other Side of Paradise and Black Label. Look for Dead Drop in the summer of 2022 from Level Best Books. You can find out more at


To register  for this meeting click here:  REGISTER

When: January 6th, 2022

  • Officer Elections and Networking: 06:30 PM- 07:00  Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Speaker Presentation starts promptly at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

We will be recording this meeting and will make it available
to everyone on-line. Recordings will be available for one month. So even if you can’t join us on January 6th, you will still be able to watch the meeting at your convenience. We have experienced delays with getting correct passwords, so
if you can’t get in the first time, try again a few days later.

Any questions, contact Sally Handley, President, Upstate SC Chapter, Sisters in Crime,

You never write alone when you have sisters!