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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 »

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    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! MWA University is returning to Southern California—and in a big way! Join MWA SoCal this September for a special MWA-U master class led by international number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. With over 50 million books sold in 150 countries, Mr. Deaver is an authority on bestselling fiction. His three-hour workshop will […] 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.

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Ronald Tierney
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Lissa Price
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Frank   Grady
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere