UPDATE: Thank you everyone who joined our virtual gathering from around the world. Relive or catch #CCW21 in our California Crime Writers channel. To stay in the loop, join your chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.  Special shout-out to Crime Writers of Color for their support!
Video by Vera Chan & Anne Louise Bannon (thanks to PPT templates!). Music by Jonathan Salisbury. Audio engineering by Michael Holland.


The next California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles will go live on June 12, 2021 virtually via the magic of the Internet. Sadly, registration is now closed. Final emails will go out Friday evening and Saturday morning.

If you registered before June 11 and have not received your Invite to the conference, please email

Our Guest of Honor this year will be Cara Black. Come see our amazing collection of authors talking about research, romance, and writing about cops in today’s world. Our panelists and speakers include Jeffery Deaver, S.A. Cosby, Anne Perry, and Victoria Thompson.

Questions? Shoot us an email at

See you there!