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California Crime Writers Conference

Diane Vallere

Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

California Crime Writers Conference

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Registration Ended $335.00 $9.37
Early Bird (through Feb 28, 2013) Ended $265.00 $7.62

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Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America welcome both members and non-members to the 2013 California Crime Writers Conference for a weekend of workshops geared to the needs of both emerging and established mystery writers.


Elizabeth George: Sunday's keynote speaker but she will also lead a workshop on "Finding Your Process" on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. To 11:45 a.m.

Michael Levin: "Take Your Manuscript From Good To Great: 12 Things You Must Do To Make Your Novel "Unrejectable"! Everybody knows that rewriting is the key to success in fiction writing, but exactly what does rewriting mean? 

Join New York Times best selling author, Shark Tank contestant and Huffington Post blogger Michael Levin for a fascinating, clear, and concise checklist to get your book to the best seller list!

Adrienne Lombardo, literary agent: a rising star at Trident Media Group in New York and ACTIVELY looking for clients who write crime fiction. 

T. Jefferson Parker: multiple Edgar award-winning and bestselling author.

Kristen Weber: former Senior Editor at Mysterious Press/Warner Books and NAL/Penguin. Now freelance editor and partner in the upcoming online booklovers site www.shelfpleasure.com.

Hank Phillippi Ryan: award-winning author, multiple Emmy-award winning news reporter, MWA national board member and incoming President of national Sisters in Crime.

Marcia Clark: former Los Angeles County Deputy D.A. Lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson trial and crime fiction author.

Anthony Manzella, former Los Angeles County Deputy D.A., Major Crimes division who specialized in prosecuting Mexican Mafia murder cases. He and his partner are profiled in MEXICAN MAFIA by Tony Rafael. He spoke at the 2009 conference and people are still talking about his presentation. 


  • Agent & Editor cocktail party
  • First five pages Manuscript Critiques
  • Live Auction and Raffle (including a manuscript critique by Sue Grafton)
  • Noir Movie Night

...And more!

Visit http://www.ccwconference.org/ for additional info.

Have questions about California Crime Writers Conference? Contact Diane Vallere

When & Where

Hilton Pasadena
168 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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