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