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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom

    Please join us on February 20, 2021 for our first guest speaker of the new year, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, MATT COYLE!!

     When Matt Coyle was fourteen his father gave him The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler. Since then, Coyle has dedicated his writing career to hard-boiled PI mysteries following the haunted character Rick Cahill. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and lives in San Diego with his yellow lab, Angus. Coyle’s debut novel, YESTERDAY'S ECHO, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, and the Ben Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. NIGHT TREMORS was a Reviewers’ Favorite Book of 2015 and was an Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award finalist. DARK FISSURES, BLOOD TRUTH, and WRONG LIGHT were all Shamus and Lefty awards finalists and Top Picks on LOST TOMORROWS, won the Shamus and Lefty Awards for Best Novel.

     Matt will be talking about his road to publication, writing a series, and the hook behind his newest release, BLIND VIGIL, the seventh Rick novel, which is available now! For more about Matt, go to:

    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Join our own Rae James in conversation with Rachael Howzell Hall, author of the bestseller and Anthony, International Thriller Writers and Lefty Award-nominated THEY ALL FALL DOWN and the acclaimed Lou Norton series.

    She is also the co-author of The Good Sister with James Patterson, which was included in the New York Times bestseller The Family Lawyer. She is currently on the board of directors for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and lives in Los Angeles. Her next novel AND NOW SHE'S GONE (Forge) was published in September 2020.

    A featured writer on NPR's acclaimed 'Crime in the City' series and the National Endowment for the Arts weekly podcast, Rachel has also served as a mentor in AWP's Writer to Writer Program and is currently on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America. She was named one of Apple iBooks' "10 Authors to Read.

Past events

Saturday, January 16, 2021 2021 Kick-Off Members Meeting
Saturday, December 19, 2020 Capitol Crimes Holiday Cheer (Virtual) Party
Saturday, November 21, 2020 Lori Rader-Day: Self-Promotion for Nice, Shy, Introverted Recluses
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Charlaine Harris: Tossing the Salad - Blending Genres Successfully
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Digital Marketing in the Age of Covid
Saturday, August 15, 2020 GIGI PANDIAN: The Art & History of Locked-Room Mysteries
Saturday, July 18, 2020 TERRY SHAMES: Using Inspiration to Build Characters & Drive Plots
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Writing & Publishing Mystery Short Stories
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Using Visual Media to Build Suspense in Your Novel or Screenplay
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Capitol Crimes - April Meeting - POSTPONED
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Capitol Crimes - March Meeting - POSTPONED
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Capitol Crimes - February Meeting - Bestselling Mystery Author Robin Burcell
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Capitol Crimes - January Meeting - Bestselling mystery and sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Capitol Crimes - December Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Capitol Crimes - November Meeting - Mystery Writer Simon Wood
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Capitol Crimes - October Meeting - Historic Old City Cemetery Tour
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Capitol Crimes - September Meeting -- Librarians Speak: How to Get Your Books in the Library and in Front of Staff
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Capitol Crimes - Potluck Party & Book Read
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Capitol Crimes - May Meeting - FBI Agent Manny Alvarez
Saturday, April 20, 2019 Capitol Crimes - April Meeting - Kathleen Dodge - El Dorado Film Commissioner
Saturday, March 23, 2019 SIT, LISTEN, WRITE!
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Capitol Crimes - March Meeting - Ryan Pittman - NASA Special Agent in Charge
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Capitol Crimes - February Meeting - Cara Black - Author
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Capitol Crimes - January Meeting - Kelli Stanley - Author
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Capitol Crimes - Holiday Potluck Luncheon - December 15th
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Capitol Crimes - November Meeting - Mike Dennis -Television Producer of FOX40's "Sheriffs of El Dorado County"
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Capitol Crimes - October Meeting - Hank Phillipa Ryan - Author
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Capitol Crimes - September Meeting - Becky Pittman - 911 Emergency Services Dispatcher
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Capitol Crimes 2018 Writers Retreat
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Capitol Crimes - End of Term Luncheon
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Capitol Crimes - May Meeting - Mystery Reader Event
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Capitol Crimes - April Meeting - Book Marketing & Promotions Panel
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Capitol Crimes - March Meeting - Resident Agent in Charge Ryan Pittman, NASA Office of Inspector General
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Capitol Crimes - February Meeting - TBD
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Capitol Crimes - January Meeting - Law Enforcement Panel
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Capitol Crimes - December Luncheon - A Dash of Panache
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Capitol Crimes Anthology - Special Author Event
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Capitol Crimes - November Meeting - Wally Lord, Hallmark Channel Screenwriter
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Capitol Crimes - October Meeting - Paranormal Panel
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Capitol Crimes - September Meeting- Laura Garwood, Editor
Saturday, April 22, 2017 The Great Capitol Crimes Writers Conference
Saturday, March 25, 2017 March Meeting (Open to the Public)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 February Meeting (Open to the Public)

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