California Crime Writers Conference is presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime and the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. This is a great convention for both aspiring writers and established authors to mingle with agents and editors, to get inside information on the publishing industry, to hone skills, and revitalize your creativity.
June 10-11, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6161 West Centinela Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: HALLIE EPHRON
New York Times best selling author Hallie Ephron grew up in a family of writers and a household filled with books. Her parents were Henry and Phoebe Ephron who wrote screenplays for classic movies like Carousel and Daddy Long Legs.
Hallie was the last of their four daughters (Nora, Delia, Hallie, Amy) to start writing or, as she calls it, succumb to her genes. Now Hallie writes suspense novels she hopes keep readers up nights. An Edgar Award finalist and a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Hallie grew up in Beverly Hills where her new suspense novel, Night Night, Sleep Tight, is set. The story is inspired by Hallie’s experiences growing up there in a Hollywood family, and by an infamous Hollywood murder. Hallie's website
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota.
He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves. Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe.
His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers. Ordinary Grace, his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. Windigo Island, number fourteen in his Cork O’Connor series, was released in August 2014 and was chosen by Amazon.com as one the best books of the year. Kent's website
NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
LAPD Detective Paul Bishop
Novelist, screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop
is also a nationally recognized interrogator and behaviorist. He spent
35 years with the Los Angeles Police Department where his high profile
Special Assault Units regularly produced the highest number of detective
initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rates in the city. Twice
selected as LAPD’s Detective of the Year, he continues to work privately
as a deception expert and as a specialist in the investigation of sex
His fifteen novels include five featuring LAPD homicide
detective Fey Croaker and his latest novel, Lie Catchers, which is the
first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and
Calamity Jane Randall. The sequel Admit Nothing is due in 2017.
AGENT JILL MARR
Marr, Sandra Dijkstra Agency, graduated from San Diego State University
with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor
in history. She has nearly 15 years of publishing experience. She wrote
features and ads for Pages, the literary magazine for people who love
books, and continues to write book ads for publishing houses, magazine
pieces, and promotional features for television. After writing ad copy
and features for published books for years, she knows how to find the
"hook" and sell it.
Jill is interested in commercial fiction,
with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense and horror,
women's commercial fiction and historical fiction. She is looking for
non-fiction projects in the areas of history, narrative non-fiction,
sports, politics, current events, health & nutrition, pop culture,
humor, music, and very select memoir.
AGENT DANIELLE EGAN-MILLER
Danielle Egan-Miller is president of Browne &
Miller Literary Associates. Over the past 15 years as an agent, she has
sold hundreds of books with a heavy emphasis on commercial adult
fiction. Her roster includes several New York Times bestselling authors
and numerous prize- and award-winning writers including 2014 Edgar Award
winner for Best Novel, William Kent Krueger. She is a member of the
Association of Authors' Representatives, Mystery Writers of America,
Romance Writers of America, and The Authors Guild.
Conference Hotel Reservations
are a limited number of rooms at the conference hotel at the rate of
$169.00 per night. Confirm your stay by calling the hotel at
866-819-5320. Mention that you are attending the CCWC conference, June
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