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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

  • Audio Book Creators Reveal Their Secrets

    Award-winning audio-book producers and narrators reveal the secrets of the trade, the surprising differences between acting and narrating, and how best to tailor your writing for the spoken word. These guys have worked on some of your favorite books, and have insightful tales to tell. Find out more »

  • Craig Johnson in conversation with J.M. “Mike” Hayes

    Our Chapter members in Arizona present yet another stellar FREE author spotlight and light lunch at Clues Unlimited in Tucson. If you live in Arizona or are going to be passing through, you won’t want to miss this one. Open to the public. RSVP to 520-326-8533 3146 E. Fort Lowell, Tucson AZ   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 Eric Beetner
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Edward Wright
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gay Toltl Kinman
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Deborah J  Ledford
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Mary Stenvall
  • SoCalMWA Member Michelle Gagnon
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary C. King
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas  Barry