Barb Goffman
Mystery Writer


Up next: 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Three Texas chapters of Sisters in Crime will be joining together to host an online event called The Yellow Brick Road to Publishing. The speakers will be:

  • New York Times-bestselling author Charlaine Harris, talking about Forty Years of the Writing Life
  • Barb Goffman (hey, that's me!), giving A Glimpse Behind an Editor's Curtain
  • Chelle Honiker, publisher of Indie Author Magazine, addressing Self-Publishing 101
  • Literary Agent Anne Tibbets of the Donald Maas Literary Agency, with a  Sister's Guide to Pitching Crime

Run by the North Dallas, Austin, and Houston SinC chapters, the event will run on Zoom from 2 to 5 p.m. Central Time. My talk will begin around 2:45 p.m. CT. More info is available on the Houston chapter's website:

January 2022

As part of Art Taylor's four-part webinar series for Sisters in Crime on the art and craft of short mystery fiction, I will be participating in a session on plot and structure. I'll share the exact date and other details when they become available.

February 2022

I'll be interviewed by Frank Zafiro on his Wrong Place, Write Crime podcast ( I'll share the exact link for the taped interview when it becomes available.