Upcoming events

    • Sunday, August 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • A Seat at the Table, 9257 Laguna Springs, Suite 130, Elk Grove, CA 95758

    Join hosts Sarah Bresniker and Jennifer Morita at our fourth coffee hour with local crime writers as we discuss our experiences with the writing, publishing, and marketing processes. 

    Whether you’re a seasoned pro or struggling through your first draft, it’s a great chance to network with your tribe and maybe get a few questions answered. The event will be held in the bookstore’s cafe, so you’ll be able to get whatever drinks or snacks you want right at the table! Come enjoy the company of others who can’t resist the lure of (fictional) crime!

    A Seat at the Table has graciously offered to host our meeting, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy browsing their shelves, finding a book (or two or three) that need to come home with you!

    Space is limited so please register if you plan on attending.

    • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Join us to discuss Richard Meredith's action-adventure thriller, THE CROW'S NEST, with the author.

    Submerged in a crude submarine hundreds of miles from shore with ten tons of cocaine stolen from a ruthless drug lord, Chase Brenner is having second thoughts about the plan. But, it better work or his family is toast. 

    Brenner, a devoted family man and assistant engineer on a commercial tuna seiner, barely escapes death after his boat and its crew are destroyed by the Hermandad cartel, which is hell-bent on eliminating all witnesses to its unique drug smuggling operation. After surviving an arduous voyage in a flimsy boat, Brenner seeks answers and maybe a little retribution. Hot on the trail for clues, he rescues Jonny LeBeau, a Louisiana shrimper forced into smuggling by the cartel who is now on its hit list after he’s suspected of skimming drugs. With Jonny’s rescue, the cartel realizes Brenner survived the sinking of the tuna boat and is a witness to its mass murder. Now, both Jonny and Brenner are in the cartel’s crosshairs.

    In a desperate gambit to bargain for their lives, Brenner and Jonny hijack one of the cartel’s narco-subs containing ten tons of cocaine. The secrecy of the cartel’s billion-dollar enterprise hinges on silencing this dubious pair of extortionists. Jonny, though, proves he’s as cunning as the cartel’s most savage sicario. But the cartel plays its trump card and Jonny faces the moral dilemma of his life—ditch Brenner, the man who saved him from sure death, and escape with riches beyond his wildest dreams or lose it all and, maybe, his life to ransom Brenner’s wife and children after they’re kidnapped by the cartel.

    A native of Flint, Michigan, Richard Meredith moved to California while serving in the US Navy. After obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology, he worked as a marine scientist and wildlife biologist for the federal government and the private sector. His first novel, Sky Dance, was based on his environmental work in the oil fields of Ecuador. His crime thriller, The Crow’s Nest, won the Silver Falchion Award for the best action-adventure novel at the 2021 Killer Nashville Mystery and Thriller Writers Conference. It draws heavily on his work aboard commercial tuna seiners and marine research vessels in the Pacific Ocean. When not writing and reading, he enjoys travel, bird and wildlife watching, scuba diving, guitars, rock concerts, and most sports. He is a board member of Capitol Crimes, the Sacramento Chapter of Sister-in Crime. Rick is married with two children and four grandchildren.

    • Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • on Zoom

    Members Marketplace 2022

    It's back better than ever!

    We all know that having a concise, enticing elevator pitch at the ready is the best way to get others interested in your book, but it isn't easy.

    Our member authors have put in the work and created exciting short video promotions of their latest books. See what they've done and then chat with the authors to learn more about them, their books, and their approach to the elevator pitch. 

    And of course, once you've gotten a taste of these amazing books, you'll want to buy them! We will have links so you won't have to wait!

    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • on Zoom

    October Members Meeting - Paranormal Panel

    Dänna Wilberg will moderate a panel of paranormal authors, at least 1 psychic, and will discuss how to include paranormal elements in your stories, and how to get it right. Panelists include Jessica Cline, Elaine Faber, Erin Burrell, Casi McLean, Eric Gates, Linda Schooler, and Joseph Ernest Martin. Each Author will have 5 minutes to introduce their work, the paranormal elements, and why they chose the genre. Each psychic will be given 5 minutes to introduce themselves and talk about their work, and how they chose their vocation. After introductions, Dänna will proceed with questions to open discussion, followed by questions from the attendees. 

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Email us at capitolcrimes@gmail.com

Mission Statement

We are the Sacramento, California chapter of Sisters in Crime. We promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

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