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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 »

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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 Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Edward Wright
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Deborah J  Ledford
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas  Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Mary Stenvall
  • SoCalMWA Member Gay Toltl Kinman
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member James W Ziskin
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Michelle Gagnon
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary C. King
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric Beetner
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley