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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

  • Backyard Book Swap and Food Truck Lunch!

    Join us at chapter president Glen Erik Hamilton’s Burbank home for one of our most popular events! Clear out your old books and fill that space with new ones! Bring a book bag (or two)! Saturday February 9th from Noon – 3 p.m. ***This is a members only event – plus ones and kids are welcome.*** […] Find out more »

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter

    Do you need a publicist? How do they support they clients in an oversaturated market? Our panel of professional book publicists explain the ins and outs of book promotion and what every author should know. Join us for a hugely informative discussion moderated by SoCalMWA board member Jessica Kaye. More details to come. 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

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