Welcome!

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

  • MAY LUNCHEON AT THE TAM O’SHANTER

    Sunday May 19, 2019, At 12pm to 2:30pm INSIDE THE ATF: The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives We may be familiar with the work of local police departments and even the FBI. But few know the daily doings of the ATF—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—a law enforcement agency in […] 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 »

View All Upcoming Events »

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 »

Already a SoCalMWA Member?

Is your member listing current? You can add to or update your listing and upload your book cover. Log In »

Books by SoCalMWA Members

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