California Crime Writers Conference

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles


SoCal Mystery Writers of America

present the 2017


June 10 & 11, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles-Westside

6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, CA



Speaker, Writing Teacher, and NY Times Best-Selling Author of 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Finalist NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT

Speaker, Writing Teacher, and NY Times Best-Selling Author of 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Finalist NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT



NY Times Best-selling Edgar Award-Winning Author of ORDINARY GRACE and the Cork O'Connor series.

NY Times Best-selling, Edgar Award-Winning Author of ORDINARY GRACE and the Cork O’Connor series.


    • Two days of sessions featuring Craft, Forensics/Crime Solving, Publishing Industry, and Marketing experts
    • Keynote Luncheons
    • Networking Event Friday Evening
    • Agent & Editor Cocktail Party Saturday Evening
    • Manuscript Consults (additional fee)
    • Book Room
    • Charity Auction


Rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles-Westside are available, however, only a limited number of rooms remain at the $169/night CCWC rate on Saturday. To secure the reduced Saturday rate, phone in your reservation to 866-819-5320 and mention CCWC.

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2017 California Crime Writers Conference Silent Auction and Raffle

Here’s an opportunity to bring attention to your work while raising money for the 2017 CCWC charities, the Libros Schmibros Lending Library and the California Forensic Science Institute. Auction and raffle donations are tax deductible.

Donation ideas:

  • A character name in your next book or story
  • A critique of a short story or first three chapters or more of a novel
  • A signed copy of your latest book, out-of-print book, anthologies you’ve appeared in, or signed copies of the first two or three books of your series.
  • Signed ARC’s or a copy of an original manuscript with notations
  • Authors writing in multiple genres: a basket of a book from each genre.
  • eBook authors can create fun gift certificates for redemption via email from the seller of the winner’s choice.
  • Short story authors: a basket of magazine issues with your stories in print
  • Themed baskets: If your work centers on a topic, profession, craft or hobby, include items connected to the characters or theme. (ex: magnifying glass, coffee gift card, candy, DVD of mystery or suspense film, craft items or samples)
  • Baskets for readers: your work along with products for reading on vacation, in bed, or in the tub.
  • Baskets for writers: writing books, notepad, pen, dictionary, chocolate, timer

Sample 2015 CCWC basketPolyester Press Basket #2: Mad for Mod Series, $55

Blue basket with 1 copy Pillow Stalk, ARC of That Touch of Ink**, Rock Hudson & Doris Day movie collection boxed set, daisy pen, box of chocolates, assorted candies, and Polyester Press bookmark

If you plan to donate to this year’s auction, contact or by April 15, with a detailed list of items and fair market value for tax purposes. We will email you a confirmation with date and delivery information. NOTE: Baskets will NOT be accepted at the conference.

Donated items must be received by us no later than June 3, fully assembled in containers or baskets with an itemized list and catchy title. The auction committee will wrap containers in cellophane and add the bow.

You may also drop off baskets at the Sisters in Crime/LA May 7 chapter meeting.

 Thank you for supporting these worthwhile causes!