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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

  • Backyard Book Swap and Food Truck Lunch!

    Join us at chapter president Glen Erik Hamilton’s Burbank home for one of our most popular events! Clear out your old books and fill that space with new ones! Bring a book bag (or two)! Saturday February 9th from Noon – 3 p.m. ***This is a members only event – plus ones and kids are welcome.*** […] Find out more »

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter

    Do you need a publicist? How do they support they clients in an oversaturated market? Our panel of professional book publicists explain the ins and outs of book promotion and what every author should know. Join us for a hugely informative discussion moderated by SoCalMWA board member Jessica Kaye. More details to come. 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.

Looking for more information on becoming a member of the MWA? Visit our join page »

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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