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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 »

Upcoming Events

  • Tucson Festival of Books

    University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2-3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm As in years past, MWA Southern California is delighted to be hosting a booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd, and all MWA members, regardless of chapter affiliation, are invited to join us to sign and sell books to the more than 100,000 […] Find out more »

  • February Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter

    Do you need a publicist? How do they support their clients in an oversaturated market? Our panel of professional book publicists explain the ins and outs of book promotion and what every author should know. Join us for a hugely informative discussion moderated by SoCalMWA board member Jessica Kaye. We look forward to seeing you […] Find out more »

  • California Crime Writers Conference

    The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference will take place on June 8-9, 2019, with a special pre-conference event on June 7, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Culver City. The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, is gearing up to be an exciting weekend. […] 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

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