Meet the Author

Welcome to Meet the Author! Join host Penny Manson for friendly chats with Capitol Crimes authors about their latest books and writing careers.

Meet the Author is more than a book club. It's a chance to speak with actual authors, find out what inspires their stories and characters, and learn about their writing processes and pathways to publication. A Q&A following Penny’s interview allows readers to explore the hidden layers between the pages.

Anyone can attend Meet the Author, and there is no cost to participate. Events will be held every other month on Zoom. Participants must register for Zoom link.

Authors interested in being a featured guest may complete the application form below.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and introducing readers to new authors!

2023 Schedule  - 7 p.m. Zoom

February 7, 2023

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Terry Shepherd, author of CHASING KARMA

Meet author Terry Shepherd and talk about CHASING KARMA, the third installment of his Jessica Ramirez thriller series. A hostage drama with a psychopath turns out to be the tip of an iceberg of intrigue and deception that leads Jess and Ali to a secret with international implications.


Meet the Author Featured Guest Application

Any authors who are Capitol Crimes members in good standing may apply to be a featured guest on Meet the Author by filling out the form below. Any full length book traditionally or self-published will be considered. Priority will be given to authors with a book release in 2023.

Meet the Author is typically held at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on the second Tuesday of every other month. We have openings available for April, June, August, October and December of 2023. 

Authors must be available to attend the full meeting to answer questions from the audience and a Zoom rehearsal prior to the event.

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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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