Jessie Chandler

Episode 155
1h 8m | Jun 3, 2024

Jessie Chandler is the author of nine novels, including the slapstick Shay O’Hanlon Caper Series. Her crime fiction has garnered an Independent Publisher Book Award, three Golden Crown Literary Awards, three USA Book Awards, and an American Book Award. The fifth book in her Shay O’Hanlon Series was a Lambda Literary finalist.

Jessie is a past board member of the Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, a past vice president of the Twin Cities chapter of Sisters in Crime and is currently serving on the national board of MWA. She’s given workshops on how to moderate panels and how to be a team-playing panelist. For the last several years, she’s critiqued manuscripts for the MWA’s Manuscript Critique Program and MWA Midwest’s Mentor Program. She’s also mentored emerging writers through the Golden Crown Literary Society, of which she’s been a part of for the last seventeen years, as well as a charter member of the burgeoning OPUS Literary Alliance.

Fall and winter finds Jessie feverishly writing, and she spends springtime knee deep in edits and revisions. Summers are spent traveling to crazy, weird, awesome places.

Facebook Page @jchandlerauthor

Instagram @jchandlerauthor and @theauthorpaints


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About SinC

Sisters in Crime (SinC) was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Through advocacy, programming and leadership, SinC empowers and supports all crime writers regardless of genre or place on their career trajectory.






The SinC Writers’ Podcast is produced by Julian Crocamo

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