Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Houston MWASW Meeting

Third or fourth Saturday of each month at noon
1399 S. Voss
Houston, TX 77057

Next Meeting: March 16, 2019

Michele Scheibe, Private Investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner

Mrs. Scheibe is a licensed private investigations/security contractor through the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Private Security Bureau. Her company provides private investigation services for individuals and companies including but not limited to: civil and criminal, trial preparation, corporate investigations, fraud investigations, locating and interviewing witnesses, record retrieval, background research, interacting and coordination with corporate security, law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. She has worked for the City of Houston (COH)-Houston Police Department-Office of Inspector General, at the Houston Police Department in the Criminal Investigations Command Office, Narcotics Division, Inspections Division, Internal Affairs Division, Homicide Division/Sex Crimes Unit and also worked in the Traffic Enforcement Division, Accident Division, Central Patrol Division, Jail Division, Vice Division, Juvenile Division.

Shelly will speak about fraud detection and detail some of her more interesting cases.

The Houston MWASW group usually meets the third Saturday of each month, except June, July, August and December. Meeting time is Noon-2 PM. We will be meeting at Carrabba's at 1399 S. Voss. Contact Laura Elvebak at or call our reservation line 713-797-8464 by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

Special Houston event in April, in place of our usual monthly meeting!

April 29, 2019, at 6 PM
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Death by "Natural" Causes in Texas—Cases in Wilderness Emergency Medicine
Justin Hensley, MD & Ben Abo, DO, Wilderness & Emergency Medicine

Dallas MWASW Meeting

First Saturday of each month at 10 AM
Olive Garden
4240 Belt Line
Addison, TX

Next Meeting: March 2, 2019

Kristine Hall of Lone Star Literary Life

Texas native Kristine Hall has served as coordinator for Lone Star Book Blog Tours for nearly three years, working with nearly 200 authors and publishers to promote Texas books and authors. A professional reviewer for numerous publicity services, authors, and publishers, Hall is a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned her master's degree in library science from Sam Houston State University. She is an active member of the Texas Library Association and a proud member of the Grammar Police. Her book reviews can be found on Hall Ways Blog.

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line, Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10 AM-noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee (cash only—please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees. The fee is reduced to $5 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: Check the group's web site for more information.


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