Events

Octavia’s Bookshelf
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 6pm

Joint event with Iris Yamashita
1365 North Hill Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104

Murderous March 2024
Online conference
Saturday, March 9, 2024, 5-6pm Eastern
“The Lighter Side of Crime: Books to Cozy Up With” panel
with Vicky Delany, Syrl Kazlo, Amy Patricia Meade, and Rob Osler;
moderated by Liz Mugavero/Cate Conte

Book Carnival
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 2pm (in person)

In conversation with Gigi Pandian
348 S Tustin St
Orange, CA 92866

Village Well book launch
Sunday, February 25, 2024, 4:00pm (in person)
Book release event for Ill-Fated Fortune with Naomi Hirahara
9900 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Ashland Mystery Festival
October 20-22; Ashland, OR
Friday, October 20, 5pm-7pm Kickoff Reception; Ashland Springs Hotel
Friday, October 20, 7:30pm-9:30pm Mystery Dinner; Ashland Springs Hotel
Saturday, October 21, 11:20am-12:10pm “How To Tail A Suspect”; Ashland Public Library
Saturday, October 21, 12:40pm-1:30pm “Lock Picking, Secret Codes, and Poisons”; Ashland Public Library
Saturday, October 21, 4:00pm-5:00pm Author Pop-Up at Matcha Boba Tea

Bouchercon 2023: San Diego
~Thursday, August 31, 2:00pm Pacific
Anthony Best Humorous panel
~Thursday, August 31, 9:00pm Pacific
Once Upon A Crime
~Friday, September 1, 11:00am Pacific
Cozy Author Spotlight
~Friday, September 1, 7:00pm Pacific
Underrepresented Voices reception
~Saturday, September 2, 2:20pm Pacific
Cozy is not a Four-Letter Word panel

Book Carnival
Wednesday, July 26, 6:00pm Pacific

Virtual event with Valerie Burns and Lee Hollis

Readings from the Room
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00pm Eastern/4:00pm Pacific
Join the Writers’ Room of Boston to welcome Mary Beth O’Connor, Jennifer J. Chow and Jeffrey M. Feingold for the next event in the series, taking place on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 7 PM to 7:45 PM. Register here.

Mystery Ink
Saturday, June 24, 1:00pm Pacific
Fernhill Clubhouse in Huntington Beach
Double launch event with Marjorie McCown

A Bookish Moment
Tuesday, June 13, 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific
YouTube chanel (@itsbookishtime) live stream with hosts Sarah E. Burr & J.C. Kenney

California Crime Writers Conference
Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11
In-person panel on Sunday at 10:45am: Authentic Characters
Author signing on Sunday at 2:45pm

Huntington Beach Library
Thursday, May 25, 2023 noon
In-person Author Luncheon (along with Dr. David Unger)
Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Lower Level Room C/D

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Speaker at May Meeting, 2-4pm
(in person and hybrid meeting for members)

Malice Domestic
April 28, 2023
Simply the Best: Our Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Nominees (4:00pm-4:50pm)
Malice Domestic Anthology signing (9:30pm-10:30pm)
April 29, 2023
Author signing (10:00am-10:30am)

Left Coast Crime
March 16-19, 2023
Lefty Humorous Nominees (Friday, 9am)
Animals (Saturday, 2:45pm)

“The Bookish Hour” Mystery March Madness Event
Tuesday, March 14th from 7 -8 PM EST

Flintridge Bookstore Event
November 26, 2022 11am-1pm
Small Business Saturday Celebration (entire event is from 10:30am-4:00pm)
Adult Authors Meet & Greet
Flintridge Bookstore
858 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Sisters in Crime table with Nina Sadowsky

Ripped Bodice Mystery Romance Event
November 19, 2022 2pm-3:30pm
In-person panel with Jesse Q. Sutanto and Ellen Byron
Ripped Bodice
3806 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232

Noir at the Bar
November 6, 2022 7:00pm Pacific
In-person readings at Mandrake Bar
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

St. Joseph Public Library virtual book talk
October 26, 2022 7:00pm Central/ 5:00pm Pacific
Death By Bubble Tea discussion

Surrey International Writers’ Conference: October 21-23, 2022
Surrey, BC Canada
WORKSHOPS: Suspect the Unexpected; Are you Series-ous?
PANELS: Editing Your Own Work; Indie and Hybrid Publishing
Blue Pencil Session

Torrance Public Library Virtual Talk & Giveaway
September 19, 2022 6:30pm Pacific
Virtual author talk w/Jennifer J. Chow, the Lefty Award-nominated author. Spotlighting her SoCal Indie Bestseller Death by Bubble Tea from her L.A. Night Market series, Ms. Chow will share her memories and photos of the culinary experience that is a night market. Readers, mystery lovers, and foodies alike will enjoy this fascinating presentation. 2 lucky attendees will get a copy of her book + a bubble tea kit.?
Please email JShimonishi@TorranceCa.Gov by September 17 for the Zoom invitation.

Bouchercon 2022: September 8-11, 2022
PANEL NAME: Coastal Cozies
DESCRIPTION: Life’s a beach and then you die. Get swept away with these coastal cozies.
TIME/DATE: 9-9:45A, Thursday, September 8
PANEL NAME: Mouth-Watering Mysteries, September 9
DESCRIPTION: Come and get a taste of cozies featuring food.
TIME/DATE: 9-9:45A, Friday

Virtual Celebration with Fleur Bradley
August 23, 2022 7pm Central/5pm Pacific
Hosted by Murder by the Book; other authors include Bryan Patrick Avery and Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Ed Lin & Jennifer Chow discussion
August 2, 2022 7pm PT
Hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore (in-person event)
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Ed Lin and Jennifer Chow discuss Death Doesn’t Forget and Death by Bubble Tea

Express Your Unique Voice
July 30, 2022 11am-12pm PT
Organized by Los Angeles Public Library – Northridge branch (in-person event)
9051 Darby Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325
Join authors Jennifer J. Chow (Death by Bubble Tea), Tori Eldridge (Dance Among the Flames), Naomi Hirahara (Clark and Division), and Julie Tieu (Circling Back to You) for a fun time of games and discovery.

CelebrAsian: Laughs & Sass with 4 API Women Writers
July 27, 2022 6:00pm PT
Hosted by Bel Canto Books (in-person event; RSVP required)
Outdoor event in the garden at The Hangout (2122 E 4th Street, Long Beach)
Join Bel Canto Books as we welcome 4 API women writers: 
Jayci Lee, BOOKED ON A FEELING
Jennifer J. Chow, DEATH BY BUBBLE TEA
Susan Lee, SEOULMATES (forthcoming 9/2022)
Suzanne Park, SO WE MEET AGAIN

Discussion with Daryl Wood Gerber
July 9, 2022 5:00pm PDT
Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy
A fun virtual conversation

Virtual Panel with Ellen Byron & Nancy Cole Silverman
July 7, 2022 5:00pm PDT
Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy
An entertaining virtual panel where we chat about FAQs

Cozy Mysteries for Modern Readers presentation
July 2, 2022 9:00am-11:00am PDT
California Writers Club, OC event (but open to the public; in-person)
Anaheim Packing District
440 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805

Sisters in Crime Authors Panel
June 30, 2022 5:00pm-6:00pm PT
Pasadena Public Library
Virtual event
Love mystery, suspense and trying to figure out the suspect, then this program is for you! Featuring authors Peggy Rothschild, Sheila Lowe, Jennifer Chow and Susan Rowland.

Summer Mystery Panel
June 15, 2022 7:30pm ET/ 4:30pm PT
Belmont Books
Virtual event
Join us for a night of mystery and mayhem! Moderated by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Her Perfect Life), mystery authors Hannah Mary McKinnon (Never Coming Home), Jennifer J. Chow (Mimi Lee Cracks the Code), and Alex Segura (Secret Identity) discuss the genre and their latest releases. 

Festival of AAPI Books – Long Beach
May 21, 2022 1-4pm PT
Billie Jean King Main Library
200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Includes free author readings, panels, book signings, a creative writing workshop, kids’ activity corner, food vendors, and an AAPI bookstore

Afternoon (Boba) Tea & Mystery
May 7, 2022 at 3:00pm PT
One Plus cafe
2161 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Bubble tea and books with fellow authors Dale Berry and HC Chan
Sponsors and affiliations: Mystery Writers of America NorCal and Sisters in Crime NorCal, along with Bay Area Book Festival and East Wind Books of Berkeley

Malice Domestic
April 22-24, 2022
Bethesda, MD

Left Coast Crime
April 7-10, 2022
Albuquerque, NM
“Lefty Humorous Nominees” and “Culinary Cozies: What’s Cookin’?” panels

A Celebration of Cozy Authors
SoCal MWA presents this amazing online panel; hosted by Ona Russell
March 24, 2022 6:30pm PT

Your Writing Career: Past-Present-Future
SinC Into Great Writing Series
March 5, 2022 Noon ET/ 9:00am PT
Virtual event with three panels
FREE for Sisters in Crime members; $25 for non-members

San Gabriel Valley Women Writers
February 26, 2022 10:00am PT
Virtual event
Talking about generating winning book ideas