Martin Roy Hill to speak at San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime

Post date: Jun 30, 2017 4:27:00 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA: Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes local author and chapter member Martin Roy Hill as our speaker on Saturday, July 8 at Mysterious Galaxy.

Hill is the author of the Peter Brandt mysteries, The Killing Depths, the sci-fi novella Eden, and the award-winning short story collection, Duty. The Butcher’s Bill, his sequel to The Killing Depths, was released in June 2017.

His subject will be Violence 101: A Primer for Writers, which will focus on the impact of violent injuries on victims. (Please see his bio below.)

Hill has special expertise in his subject. He has been a medic in three branches of the military. Most recently, as a medical service corps officer in a component of the California National Guard, he helped train combat medics for Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also served as both a wilderness search-and-rescue (SAR) medic and a tactical medic as a reserve sergeant in his local sheriff's department, and as an EMT on a federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team. In his “day job” he is a U.S. Navy analyst in combat casualty care.

July’s reader will be chapter member Marcia Buompensiero, who writes the Theo Hunter mystery series under the name Loren Zahn. She will read from her new novel Sumerland, which won first place in the mystery category in the 2017 San Diego Book Awards. (Please see her bio below.)

Both will have books available for purchase.

The meeting will be held at Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Avenue, #100, San Diego 92111, starting at the usual 3:30 p.m. with a social half hour, with the meeting running from 4 to 5:30 p.m.