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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

  • 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.

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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