Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom CA
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    Capitol Crimes Face to Face Fa La La Holiday Party 2021

    Potluck, Book Exchange, and Face to Face Merrymaking

    Bring your whole self to our in-person holiday celebration!

    Show up with your best “Festive Apparel”: holiday sweater, t-shirt, head adornment or all of the aforementioned.

    Come prepared to test your holiday and mystery trivia skills!

    Book exchange: please bring a wrapped book for our traditional book exchange. 

    Capitol Crimes will provide:

    • Coffee (Leaded and unleaded)

    • Hot apple cider

    • Water bottles

    To keep everyone safe and avoid having communal dishes or utensils, please bring individually packaged items to share like:

    • cupcakes

    • individual egg roll bites, spinach squares, or an appetizer

    • plastic bags of cookies, candies, pretzels or other nibbles

    Cost $15

    Deadline to register December 15th.

    Current COVID precautions for the county will be followed. More details will be sent out a few days prior to the event.

     If you cannot make this in-person event, there will be another opportunity to celebrate virtually during our Capitol Crimes Cocktail Party on December 28, 2021!
    • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Name Your Poison: Capitol Crimes End of Year Virtual Cocktail Party

    The Capitol Crimes Board invites you to join us for a casual online year-end cocktail hour!

    We’ll be showing Dänna Wilberg’s year-in-review video. Penny and Sarah will talk about what we’ve done in ’21 and what’s new in ’22. And those of us with book releases in The New Year will have a chance to give the membership a sneak peek.

    After registration, you’ll receive a personal email inviting you to share your favorite holiday cocktail recipe and alert our host if you want screen time to talk about your 2022.

    It’s a mellow conclusion to a challenging year and we look forward to gathering to give 2021 the send-off it deserves!

    • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Join us to discuss the brand new thrilling mystery. The Ninja Betrayed with Tori Eldridge, national bestselling author and Anthony, Lefty and Macavity Awards finalist of the Lily Wong mystery thriller series. Learn more about the author through her social media links below.


    Twitter: @ToriEldridge 

    FB: ToriEldridge

    IG: writer.tori

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

    Querying from A to Q with Jennifer K. Morita

    So you’ve finally finished writing your twisty thriller or that culinary cozy that’s been stewing in your head. Great! But now what? If you want to go the traditional route, you’ll probably need a literary agent to sell your manuscript and negotiate a publishing deal.

    Learn fundamentals of the querying process, including how to write a query letter, live pitches and Twitter pitch events. (Yes, it’s a thing.) You’ll hear some Do’s and Don’ts from someone who made a lot of mistakes along the way and still managed to sign with an agent.

    Jennifer K. Morita started her writing career as a journalist, working her way up from a small weekly in Paradise, California to the Sacramento Bee. For the last several years, she has been juggling freelance writing with being a stay-at-home mom/Girl Scout cookie pusher. 

    She recently signed with literary agent Lori Galvin of Aevitas Creative and is currently revising her manuscript. When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys reading, watching British mysteries, cooking and baking. She enjoys Zumba and leisurely hikes. 

    Jennifer lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and two daughters. 

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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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