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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 »

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