Sunday, January 1, 2012

Launching 2012 with International Intrigue

The Upstate SC Chapter of Sisters in Crime welcomes Jim Schoonover, a retired State Department employee, and his wife, Barbara, as guest speakers for our first meeting of 2012 THIS THURSDAY. During his career, Schoonover, an engineer, visited more than 95 countries, while his wife worked for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during a three-year assignment in Egypt.

The couple will discuss various aspects of living and working abroad. If you have a question about setting a scene from your novel in a different country, odds are that Schoonover will be able to provide some first-hand information.

The monthly meeting is slated for Thursday, January 5, starting at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and informal conversation with the Schoonovers at The Runway Café, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C. Their talk will begin at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and the meeting are open to the public. A few minutes will be taken before the start of the program for the 2012 election of officers.

Please note that The Runway Café prefers our group’s dinner orders to be emailed in advance to speed service. To see the special menu for our group and the procedure for placing an advance order, please visit our website — — and click on the Advance Order Menu tab at right. . Email your dinner orders to Ellis Vidler ( by noon Thursday. The early orders allow the restaurant to prepare the food and serve our group promptly at 6:30 p.m. so we can finish eating before our speakers are introduced. If you place an order and do not attend or cancel before noon, you will be charged for the meal.

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