We’re Not Making This Up! Sisters in Crime New England (virtual event)
This virtual event deals with the ever-popular subject of true crime. True Crime authors, Maureen Boyle, Jan Brogan, Sue Coletta, and Manju Soni, will discuss how they tell a great story while sticking to the facts.
Maureen Boyle is an award-winning journalist and the author of two true-crime books. Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer was published in 2017 and The Ghost: The Murder of Police Chief Greg Adams and the Hunt for His Killer (Black Lyon) was published in June 2021. She was named New England journalist of the year three times and has been honored for her work covering crime, drug issues and human-interest stories. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in criminal justice. She is now the journalism program director at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.
Jan Brogan is the author of The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and Boston’s Struggle for Justice, a true account of the 1976 murder of a Harvard football player in Boston’s old red light district, and the two criminal trials which produced the opposite verdicts. The author of four murder mysteries, she sold the rights to the first in her Hallie Ahern series, A Confidential Source, to Stephen Soderbergh’s Transactional Pictures, which is currently developing it as a TV series for HBO Max. A former correspondent for the Boston Globe, she also worked as a staff writer at the Providence Journal and the Worcester Telegram.
Sue Coletta is an award-winning crime writer and an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Feedspot and Expertido.org named her Murder Blog as “Best 100 Crime Blogs on the Net” (2018-2021). She also blogs at the Kill Zone (Writer's Digest "101 Best Websites for Writers" 2013-2021). Sue lives with her husband and two spoiled guinea pigs in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and writes two psychological thriller series (Tirgearr Publishing) and true crime/narrative nonfiction (Rowman & Littlefield Group). And recently, she appeared on the Emmy award-winning true crime series Storm of Suspicion.
M. J. Soni is an eye surgeon turned author. She is the author of Defying Apartheid, her nonfiction book about her experience of growing up in South Africa. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Akashic Books, Apeiron Review and The Establishment. She’s the recipient of the Leon B. Burnstein/MWA-NY Scholarship, and 2020 runner up to the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. She was a 2019 Pitch Wars mentee, and a 2020 Pitch Wars mentor. Her domestic suspense novel about an Indian-American doctor solving a murder in a New England town is currently out on submission.