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!

Meet the Author & Book Club Videos

Click on images below to access videos of past Meet the Author and Book Club events featuring Capitol Crimes authors.

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.

Michele Drier, author of TAPESTRY OF TEARS

Michele Drier is a fifth generation Californian. During her career in journalism at daily newspapers in California, she won awards for investigative series. She is the past president of Capitol Crimes and current president of NorCal Sisters in Crime. TAPESTRY OF TEARS is the second book in her new Stained Glass Mysteries series. 

Richard Meredith, author of THE CROW'S NEST

Richard Meredith breaks down his nautical thriller, THE CROW'S NEST.  Trapped in a narco-submarine with ten tons of cocaine stolen from the cartel, it wasn't the fishing trip Chase Brewer planned.

Laura Jensen Walker, author of DEADLY DELIGHTS

Laura Jensen Walker, author of more than 20 books including DEADLY DELIGHTS, talks writing cozy mysteries, hybrid publishing, surviving breast cancer as well as her new memoir.

In the second Bookish Baker mystery, Teddie St. John enters a pie-baking contest. But her chances of winning plummet when she's suspected of killing one of the judges.

Claire Booth, author of DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES

Former Journalist and True Crime enthusiast Claire Booth breaks down her latest thriller, DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES.

Sheriff Hank Worth  struggles to keep his team together and solve a brutal murder of a former antagonist in this mystery.

Anne Da Vigo, author of The Bakersfield Boys Club

Anne Da Vigo, former journalist specializing in feature writing and crime reporting, talks about THE BAKERSFIELD BOYS CLUB , loosely inspired by the Lords of Bakersfield murders of the 1970s and 1980s. Da Vigo covered the trial in the first of the Lords murder cases.

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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