Plan on joining us on June 10 & 11 for two intense days of incredible information, inspiration, and networking for any crime writer at any stage in your career. We will have panels for the beginner who has barely written that first line to established professionals looking to step up their game, plus workshops and some exciting surprises.
Want some expert tips on writing historical mysteries? Interested in the process of bringing a book to the big screen? Then join us on Sunday, February 26 at 4 p.m. on Crowdcast as SoCalMWA Vice President and “Authors in the Tent” host, Ona Russell, as she interviews the esteemed author, educator, and reviewer, Louis Bayard.
The CIA makes for great fiction both as the hero and the villain. But have you ever been curious about what the CIA actually does versus how it’s portrayed in books and on the screen? Have you ever thought about covert action and whether it’s actually effective? And what about the moral aspects of espionage—are spies justified in what they do? Join us on Sunday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the Tam O’Shanter for a presentation and discussion with Adam Sikes, author of the international espionage thriller, Landslide, and a former intelligence officer with the CIA.
Join SoCalMWA on August 31 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) for a virtual celebration of some of crime fiction’s current best writers, moderated by Ona Russell. Featuring Rachel Howzell Hall, Alex Segura, Tracy Clark, and Leslie Budewitz. After the readings, you’ll be able to ask the authors questions about their work, careers, or anything else.
Please RSVP for a Book Swap & Tacos on Sunday, July 31, from 12–5 p.m. This will be an outdoor event at SoCalMWA board member Nancy Cole Silverman’s home in Studio City.