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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 »

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