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