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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

  • Tam Luncheon: DP Lyle & Jan Burke Live Radio Podcast

    Another fabulous luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter featuring authors (and forensics experts) D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke in a live recording of their famous Crime and Science Radio! Special guest interviewee Criminalist and Forensics Professor Don Johnson   D.P. Lyle, M.D., is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, Silver Falchion, and […] Find out more »

  • Irvine Luncheon: True Murder for Hire Investigation by ATF

    In a joint event with Sisters in Crime OC, SoCal MWA presents an ATF presentation of a true San Diego murder for hire investigation. The alleged perpetrator is currently on trial. Talk about being “ripped from the headlines!” Those who were lucky enough to meet ATF Agent Meredith Davis at the Tam O’Shanter in March […] 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 Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary C. King
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member James W Ziskin
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric Beetner
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh  James
  • SoCalMWA Member Deborah J  Ledford
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas  Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Michelle Gagnon
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Edward Wright
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Mary Stenvall
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West