Monday, September 25, 2017

Mystery Week Returns: MWA NorCal

Mystery Week returns!  October 14-20, 2017!

Six days’ events (it’s a mystery, what happened to the Friday…) celebrating the work of MWA NorCal, throughout the chapter area.

Saturday, October 14
5-6 PM
Noir at the Bar
Latin American Club
3286 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA
Cara Black, Tony Broadbent, Jerry Kennealy, Laurie R. King, Ellen Kirschman, Kelli Stanley & Jacqueline Winspear

Sunday, October 15
2-4 PM
Fact and Fiction in Mysteries: The Challenge of Research
Castro Valley Public Library
Castro Valley, CA
Janet Dawson, Jim Guigli, Camille Minichino, Judith Overmier & Ann Parker

Monday, October 16
7-8:30 PM
Motives for Murder: Mystery Writers Plotting the Perfect Crime
Santa Clara Public Library
Santa Clara, CA
Susan Bickford, John Billheimer, Ellen Kirschman, Robin Stuart & Susan Wolfe

Tuesday, October 17
6-8 PM
Bad Guys, Scary Stuff, and Why We Write About Them
Davis Public Library
Davis, CA
Michael Cooper, Rae James (R.F. James), Catriona McPherson, Beth McMullen & Eileen Rendahl

Wednesday, October 18
6-8 PM
Crime Does Not Pay… Enough! MWA NorCal, Yesterday and Today
Morrison Library (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley, CA
Randal Brandt, Laurie R. King, Sheldon Siegel & Kelli Stanley
Kindly RSVP if you’re thinking of attending, here.

Thursday, October 19
6-7:30 PM
Entertainment With an Edge: The Suspense in Mystery Writing
Santa Cruz Public Library
Santa Cruz, CA
John Burley, Heather Haven, Katherine Hyde, Laurie R. King & Gigi Pandian

Saturday, September 23, 2017


4th Annual Ladies of Intrigue Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton, Santa Ana Orange County Airport
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Aspiring crime novelists and mystery lovers welcome.

Sponsored by: Sisters in Crime and Mystery Ink Bookstore, 714 960-4000

To Register:

Marcia Clark’s book on the Simpson case, WITHOUT A DOUBT, became a #1 bestseller. Clark’s new best-selling crime fiction series with criminal defense attorney, Samantha Brinkman, debuted in May 2016 with the publication of BLOOD DEFENSE.

Wendy Corsi Staub (aka Wendy Markham) is THE NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY best-selling author of more than eighty novels and has a Hallmark movie based on her books. Renowned for her tales of suspense, she has twice been nominated for the Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award.

Barbara Demarco-Barrett’s first book, PEN ON FIRE: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within, made the Los Angeles Times best-seller list and received an American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award.


Jill Amadio is an author, ghostwriter, and journalist. Her mystery series set in Orange County includes DIGGING TOO DEEP and DIGGING UP THE DEAD She has also written memoirs and true crime.

Greta Boris is the author of the 2017 releases, A MARGIN OF LUST and THE SCENT OF WRATH, the first two books in her 7 Deadly Sins domestic suspense series.

Carola Dunn is the author of over 60 books, most set in England where she was born. Her Daisy Dalrymple series is set the 1920s; the 23rd -THE CORPSE AT THE CYSTAL PALACE debuts in 2018.

Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award-winning author of two mystery series set in Los Angeles. Her Mas Arai series, which features a Hiroshima survivor and gardener, has been translated into Japanese, Korean and French. The first, SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI, is being developed into an independent film.

Sybil Johnson is the author of the Aurora Anderson Mystery series set in the world of tole/decorative painting (FATAL BRUSHSTROKE, PAINT THE TOWN DEAD and A PALETTE FOR MURDER).

Elizabeth Little is the president of Mystery Writers of America SoCal and the author of DEAR DAUGHTER, a L.A.Times bestseller and winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel.

Nadine Nettmann, a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, has traveled to wine regions around the world including Chile, South Africa, Spain, Germany, and every region in France. Her debut novel, DECANTING A MURDER, was nominated for the Anthony, Agatha, and the Lefty Awards.

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning, author. Her latest novel, BEST DAY EVER is a major launch title for Harlequin’s new imprint Graydon House and just debuted September 19.

Alexandra Sokoloff is the bestselling, Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award nominated author of eleven supernatural, paranormal and crime thrillers.

Jeri Westerson is a L.A. native and award-winning author. She writes the critically acclaimed Crispin Guest Medieval Mysteries and the new urban fantasy series BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN.

Patricia Wynn loves stories about characters with secret identities, a scheme she’s used in several of her 16 published novels, including the award-winning Blue Satan mystery series with an 18th century highwayman as amateur detective.

Pamela Samuels Young is an attorney and mystery writer whose award-winning legal thrillers are known for their unexpected twists and strong female characters. Dubbed "John Grisham with a sister’s twist," Pamela has penned seven thrillers, including her latest, LAWFUL DECEPTION.