Welcome writers and readers! We are the Sacramento, California chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international mystery writers organization dedicated to enhancing visibility and representation of diverse voices in the genre and across the marketplace. 

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Capitol Crimes Coffee Hour at

Underground Books


Join host Penny Manson at our third Coffee Hour with local crime writers as we discuss the trials, tribulations, and joys of the writing process. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or struggling through your first draft, it’s a great chance to network with your tribe, and maybe get a few questions answered. Bring your favorite (nonalcoholic) drink and enjoy the company of others who can’t resist the lure of (fictional) crime!

Underground Books has graciously offered to host our meeting, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy browsing their shelves. We will also be continuing the conversation at Slim & Husky's just down the street if you'd like to join us!

Space is limited so please register if you plan on attending.

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If you are a published author (traditional or indie) with a book published in 2020, 2021, or 2022, you won't want to miss this! Following the expert guidance of our own Terry Shepherd, create your own short promotional video. Our September meeting will provide you the opportunity to present your video, discuss your book and your process with attendees, AND we'll include links to purchase your book on our website. You must be a member in good standing of Capitol Crimes and Sisters in Crime to participate. Learn more here!


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There is no Members Meeting in July, but we hope that instead you'll join our sister chapter, Palmetto, at Mystery in the Midlands! Learn more here.


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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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