It’s a Party!

Join us December 7 for an afternoon of meriment to celebrate our 25th anniversary as a chapter at our annual holiday party. Mingle with authors and fans, librarians and book store staff, and celebrate the mystery genre. It would be criminal not to!

Party is potluck. Arrive with one of the following:

  • Appetizer
  • Salad
  • Entree
  • Dessert
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • Alcoholic Beverage (no red wine allowed)

There are available outlets for hot plates and Crock Pots. Merriment includes magicians, live piano music, readings from unpublished authors, and more!

1:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, December 7, at the South Pasadena Library. Free parking across the street (enter on Freemont).  Bring a friend (or bring many!)

Cash and book donations to BookEnds,  will be collected. About BookEnds: BookEnds, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is about Kids Helping Kids. BookEnds recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books.
BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. By providing access to books, BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading.


California Crime Writers Conference

June 6-7, 2015 | Culver City, CA

Registration is now open!

CCWC only happens once every two years and we cap it at 200 people to keep it intimate, so it sells out fast. Unlike huge fan conventions or big book festivals, CCWC gives writers an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors and with agents, editors, publishers and law enforcement/forensics experts. Don’t miss your chance.

Those who attended CCWC 2013 know how unique this conference is and they’re already buying up spots, so register soon and take advantage of earlybird prices.  This year we are honored to present keynote speakers Charlaine Harris and Anne Perry.

Charlaine HarrisAnne Perry

CCWC is a joint fundraiser for SoCalMWA and Sisters in Crime LA. All profits go to support your local mystery writing community. June 6 & 7, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Westside 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California

Chapter meetings held at:

South Pasadena Library Community Room 1115 El Centro Street South Pasadena CA 91030 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshments 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Program NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED * ADMISSION IS FREE * OPEN TO THE PUBLIC * BRING YOUR
 FRIENDS This activity is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena or the South Pasadena Public Library.


Sisters in Crime LA AnthologyFrom the Low Riders that nightly cruise the Sunset Strip, to the infamous Dead Man’s Curve immortalized in song, Southern Californian’s fascination with their cars has long been the fodder of legend and has defined a culture known for its fast-paced and sometimes reckless lifestyle. Now, sixteen tantalizing stories from L.A. authors takes us on a Joyride through the darker streets of Los Angeles. At the signpost, just ahead, your… LAST EXIT TO MURDER.

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