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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

  • L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS — Sign Up Now!

    Signing blocks are now available for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. All members are welcome. Network with authors. Talk up Mystery Writers of America to people attending the festival. What better way to get to know your fellow chapter members than by enjoying a warm spring day in Southern California? The festival is […] 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 »

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