name Idaho Sisters in Crime is stylized, includes jeweled dagger

We’re dead chuffed…

to announce a special guest for our next TWO MEETINGS.

  • Sat., 10 June at the Garden City Public Library, we’re tremendously excited to have Michaelbrent Collings lead a discussion about the how and why of using crime in stories. UPDATE: For all you who were lucky enough to be at this session and were disappointed when it was over, here’s where Michaelbrent does even more of a deep dive into why we really love crime fiction.
  • Thur., 13 July at Idaho Pizza on Fairview in Boise, we’ll have Michaelbrent back one more time for a more structured presentation (details pending).

(Addresses on our Calendar page.)

Who’s that?

Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, produced screenwriter, and speaker. Best known for horror (and voted one of the top 20 All-Time Greatest Horror Writers in a Ranker vote of nearly 20,000 readers), Collings has written bestselling thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi and fantasy titles, and even humor and nonfiction.

In addition to popular success, Michaelbrent has also received critical acclaim: he is the only person who has ever been a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award (twice), a Dragon Award (twice), and a RONE Award, and he and his work have been reviewed and/or featured on everything from Publishers Weekly to Scream Magazine to NPR.

An engaging and entertaining speaker, he is also a frequent guest at comic cons and on writing podcasts like Six Figure Authors, The Creative Penn, Writing Excuses, and others; and is a mental health advocate and TEDx speaker.

Michaelbrent is also the owner of Bestseller Life, a comprehensive writing and self-publishing course that transforms storytellers into storysellers, and teaches authors how to become their own best story. Find out more at

Administrative info…

Make sure you’re on our mailing list so you’re kept informed!

PS: Now, we’ve not yet established our membership structure, but the intent is that the even-month (June, etc.) meetings at the library are intended for members only, while the odd-month (July, etc.) meetings are open to the public.

Also, the space at Garden City Public Library is limited. We’re looking into other venues.