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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 Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Gay Toltl Kinman
  • SoCalMWA Member Edward Wright
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary C. King
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Michelle Gagnon
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Mary Stenvall
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Deborah J  Ledford
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric Beetner
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas  Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member James W Ziskin