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The Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America (SoCalMWA) supports and promotes the careers of published and aspiring mystery and thriller authors in California and Nevada below the 36th parallel, as well as all of Arizona and Hawaii. Learn more about us »

We have more than 300 members. Our members directory shows a (work-in-progress) list, with book covers and links to author websites. View member directory »

Upcoming Events

  • One Killer Holiday Party — The Sequel!

    In the spirit of the season, MWA SoCal and Sisters in Crime/LA are joining forces to throw a killer holiday bash in celebration of an amazing year for the Southern California mystery-writing community. Members and plus-ones only. South Pasadena Library Community Room 1115 South El Centro Street South Pasadena, CA  91030 Featuring: TWELVE-WORD HOLIDAY MYSTERY […] Find out more »

  • California Crime Writers Conference

    The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference will take place on June 8-9, 2019, with a special pre-conference event on June 7, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Culver City. The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, is gearing up to be an exciting weekend. […] Find out more »

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About the Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

Edgar Allan Poe IconThe MWA was established in 1945 by a dozen or so like-minded mystery writers for the purpose of promoting and protecting the interests and welfare of mystery writers and to increase the esteem and literary recognition given to the genre.

Looking for more information on becoming a member of the MWA? Visit our join page »

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
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  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski