About

The California Crime Writers Conference is a joint production of the Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and Mystery Writers of America/So Cal Chapter and has been presented every other year since 2009.

Past guests of honor have included Anne Perry, William Kent Krueger, Hallie Ephron, Catriona McPherson, and Tess Gerritsen. Panels have covered marketing from the first novel to the latest in an extended series, professionals from the criminal justice, and the craft of writing.

Most times, it is a weekend conference featuring the best of our local talent helping you become a better crime writer.

We made the decision early on during the pandemic to bring the 2021 conference to you virtually on June 12 rather than risk a full, in-person, conference. The advantage is that we were able to broaden our offerings of great talent, as well as locals, and we’re offering the conference for free.

Registration is now closed for this year’s conference. If you want to be on the mailing list, have questions, or want more information, please fill out the form below.