The California Crime Writers Conference 2023 is coming!

Registration is now open for the 2023 California Crime Writers Conference on June 10 & 11, 2023. Click here to go straight to our Registration page. And check out the hotel for the event, the Hilton Los Angeles, Culver City, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA.

Plan on joining us for two intense days of incredible information, inspiration, and networking for any crime writer at any stage in your career. We will have panels for the beginner who has barely written that first line to established professionals looking to step up their game, plus workshops and some exciting surprises. Register now to take advantage of our Early Bird rate of $375.

Our Guests of Honor!

Rachel Howzell Hall

Rachel Howzell Hall is the critically acclaimed author and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist for And Now She’s Gone, which was also nominated for the Lefty-, Barry- and Anthony Awards. A New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister with James Patterson, Rachel is an Anthony-, International Thriller Writers- and Lefty Award nominee and the author of They All Fall Down, Land of Shadows, Skies of Ash, Trail of Echoes and City of Saviors in the Detective Elouise Norton series as well as the author of the bestselling Audible Original, How It Ends.

Deborah Crombie

 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who writes crime novels set in the United Kingdom. Her Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series has received numerous awards, including Edgar, Macavity, and Agatha nominations, and is published in more than a dozen countries to international acclaim.

Special New Service Coming!

Something really special is coming to our traditional manuscript critique service. We can’t say what it is until we’ve got it set up – but you are going to love it! We promise. Only registrants will get the chance to buy a consultation with an agent or editor, or to buy into this special new service, and those who register first will get first shot at buying these limited spaces once they’re set up – so register as soon as you can! It will be strictly first-come, first-served.

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Health and Safety Statement

It is impossible to predict what the status of COVID will be in June 2023. Things may be under control or they may be yet another new variant. It is likely that all of us have friends who got sick despite being vaccinated and double boosted. We anticipate that the vaccine booster that comes out this fall will be much more effective for the B5 variant that has proven to be so contagious. The good news is that most vaccinated people who caught COVID did not needhospitalization.

To optimize health and safety for this conference, we require proof of vaccination to attend.
We will ask you to email a copy of your vaccination certificate shortly before the conference, or present it in person when you arrive. We strongly recommend the most
recent booster to keep everyone safe.

Mask recommendations will follow LA County Department of Health guidelines. If you are
immune compromised or elderly with high risk medical conditions, we recommend that you
wear a mask during conference presentations. If you are flying to Los Angeles, we highly
recommend that you wear an N95 mask during the entire flight and in any cab you take to
the hotel. People have not been wearing masks on planes or in airports and as a result are getting sick. You might want to bring a COVID test with you, in the event you have symptoms after you arrive.

We will keep track of the data and latest medical information to optimize your safety during ourconference.

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See you there!