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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

  • 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 »

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