Tuesday, October 19, 2021


You won't want to miss our November 13th meeting.  Our very own Nancy Dailey will be sharing her recent experiences in the Civilian Police Academy.

Not only did she get extensive training on how officers perform their jobs, but she also learned to shoot a gun and participated in an all-day RIDE-ALONG.  There's some interesting stories in there.

Here's a picture of Nancy celebrating her 70th birthday by doing her first-ever zip-line.  Need I say more?  

Meeting starts at 10:30.  Nancy will talk from 11 - noonish.  See you there.

Library Center on South Campbell in ROOM A.  

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September Speaker, Tim Ritter


A native of Springfield, Missouri, Tim Ritter discovered writing and public speaking early in life. By age 13, he had written two children’s adventure books, several plays and cre
ated his own comic strip. He also discovered he liked being on stage, and how people tended to listen when he spoke into a microphone. Continuing writing in college, Tim began to experiment with poetry. Over the next 30 years, he recorded his deeply personal thoughts and experiences which ultimately became his first published book,
Soul Sketches, which was re-released in 2020 as a second edition featuring a mix of poetry and short stories.


Throughout his professional career as a mechanical engineer, Tim wrote technical articles for national trade magazines and was the featured speaker at seminars across the country.

Upon becoming a Civil War reenactor in 1999, he began writing about his experiences on and off the battlefield, a collection of which was published in 2013 in his book Cooter Up! Adventures of a Civil War Reenactor.


His newest book, a work of creative nonfiction entitled Sarah Burning is planned for release in October 2021.


Now retired, Tim lives outside Fair Grove, Missouri, with his wife Lisa, writing full time and speaking to civic groups and organizations on a variety of topics. He is a board member of the Douglas County Historical Society as well as the Springfield Writers Guild, and is a member of the Christian County Historical Society, Ozarks Genealogical Society, and the Poe Studies Association.


Friday, July 9, 2021

July Speaker, DEE WAMPLER

 Join Sleuths' Ink on Saturday, July 10th at 10 AM to hear Springfield Attorney, Dee Wampler at The Library Center on South Campbell. 

With over 50 years of courtroom experience, attorney Dee Wampler has
a vast knowledge of trial procedures and the law that few lawyers can match. His record of success in and out of Missouri and Arkansas courtrooms is one of the reasons Dee Wampler has earned a reputation as one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the region.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

June Speaker/We're back in PERSON


Rosalie Lombardo is an award-winning author. Her articles have been published in national and international periodicals and anthologies: Traveling in the Sixties, Creative Collections (Springfield Writers Guild) and Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers. She was a featured columnist for a regional magazine.

  Her love for diversity compels her to write in various genres. Her passion for children’s stories inspired this picture book for adults.

  Rosalie has taught classes in metaphysics, meditation, energy medicine, health and healing techniques throughout the United States.

  She is a member of the International Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Springfield Writers Guild and

The Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Sleuths' Ink Meetings 2020

 It's been crazy for all writing groups in SW Missouri since March. Luckily we were able to have our 10th Annual JANO party in February before the shutdown. 

At the moment and at least through the end of 2020 we'll be having our monthly meetings on ZOOM.  Check your newsletter and email for more information on how to log onto to the meeting. If you'd like more information on Sleuths' Ink, email us at sleuthsink95 (at) gmail.com

We kicked off our first ZOOM meeting in August with speaker and Vice President, Sharon Kizziah-Holmes giving us a great presentation on how to use TRACK CHANGES.  

In September, President Susan Keene enlightened us with How to Put the Cozy in a Cozy Mystery. 

Our November meeting will feature Author Caroline Giammanco

Our annual December holiday party is still in the works. Check back here for more details.  

And don't forget about JANO 2021.  More information on that coming soon.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March Meeting

Our speaker will be former Funeral Director Karen Williamson.  Join us at The Library Center on South Campbell at 10 AM in ROOM A. 


You won't want to miss our November 13th meeting.  Our very own Nancy Dailey will be sharing her recent experiences in the Civilian Poli...