Welcome!

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

  • MWA SoCal Holiday Bash

    At our usual speakeasy, Chloe’s, through the door to the left of the Golden Road Brewery bar. Plenty of food will be served. It’s a no host bar, but the first 50 members to arrive will receive a free drink ticket. We’ve got the room until at least 10:30. Find out more »

  • California Crime Writers Conference

    This is the premier crime writing conference in the country. It is for writers, not fans, and we cap attendance at just 200 people in order to keep it intimate, so it sells out fast. There will be agents, editors, law enforcement/forensics professionals, and panels on craft from some of the best writers in the business. […] Find out more »

View All Upcoming Events »

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 »

Already a SoCalMWA Member?

Is your member listing current? You can add to, or update, your listing, including adding your book cover. Log In »

Books by SoCalMWA Members

  • SoCalMWA Member
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie  Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh  James
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas  Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member deborah coonts
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Edward Wright
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Deborah J  Ledford
  • SoCalMWA Member James W Ziskin
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member jill amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary C. King
  • SoCalMWA Member Mary Stenvall
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric Beetner
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Michelle Gagnon
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Ronald Tierney
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Ken Kuhlken
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Frank   Grady
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer