Another one is in the books! The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, was killer.

If you missed it — or could not clone yourself and go to every panel — take heart! VW Tapes did its usual fantastic job for us on the audio. You can order audio recordings of most panels, the keynote speeches, and the keynote workshops offered by both Tess Gerritsen and Catriona McPherson at:

We would like to thank Scrivener for donating three copies of their wonderful writing software to our charity auction; Smashwords for their tremendous support (and founder Mark Coker personally for flying in to give a presentation and participate on a panel); and Wattpad for sending us two of their top people, Dani Zacarias and Samantha Pennington, for the entire weekend, including a presentation and panel.

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See you there!