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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

  • Annual MWA SoCal Gumbo Party (Los Angeles, CA)

    The annual MWA SoCal Gumbo Party, graciously hosted once again by Master Chef Bill Fitzhugh and his wife Kendall, will be held on Saturday, October 7, starting at 6pm. Join us for great food, great company, and—perhaps best of all—Craig Westerson’s famous home-brewed ale. This is a truly unique event—arguably our most popular of the […] 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 Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Lissa Price
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Frank   Grady
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Ronald Tierney
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg