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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 »

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

  • 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 »

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