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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 »

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