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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 »

Registration is now open for the California Crime Writers Conference 2017!
This fantastic event (just ask a previous attendee) WILL sell out, so register soon.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Afternoon Social (Hosted by Steph Cha)

    What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today. — Edgar Allan Poe Join your MWA SoCal board members in Hancock Park on Saturday, February 25th from 3-6pm for an afternoon open house generously hosted by acclaimed author and renowned basset-lover Steph Cha. Eat, drink, kvetch—and learn about upcoming events, MWA initiatives, and […] Find out more »

  • Tucson Festival of Books

    As in years past, MWA Southern California is delighted to be hosting a booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th, and all MWA members, regardless of chapter affiliation, are invited to join us to sign and sell books to the more than 100,000 readers who are expected to […] 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 Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Lissa Price
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Frank   Grady
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Ronald Tierney