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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

  • Summer Homemade Gumbo and Home-Brewed Ale Party

    Save the Date. Details will be revealed closer to the event. Find out more »

  • Vegas Valley Book Festival

    Viva Las Vegas and its Annual Book Festival! October 15, 2016 The Vegas Valley Book Festival is a one-day affair in downtown Las Vegas (details TBA) that attracts more than 10,000 visitors. If you would like to schedule a free slot to sell and sign your books, and help promote MWA, contact: Fred Andersen <fxandersen@msn.com> I’m […] 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.

Looking for more information on becoming a member of the MWA? Visit our join page »

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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