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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

  • MAY LUNCHEON AT THE TAM O’SHANTER

    Sunday May 19, 2019, At 12pm to 2:30pm INSIDE THE ATF: The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives We may be familiar with the work of local police departments and even the FBI. But few know the daily doings of the ATF—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—a law enforcement agency in […] 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 Phil Swann
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Dennis Palumbo
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens