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 ATF agents in action. These men and women will be coming straight from the field armed with tales of cutting edge investigative techniques, undercover operations, and up-to-the minute reports on the latest criminal and terrorist activities. For security reasons, they can’t reveal the […] 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 <> I’m […] Find out more »

DEMYSTIFYING WRITING SOFTWARE: What’s out there & how to use it

STUDIO CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY Learn about various programs to help you with your writing. Novel writing software. Screenwriting software. Creative organization software. If you’re tech savvy we’ll help you hone your skills. If you’re tech challenged, we’ll help you get them. Bring a charged-up laptop if you have one. Feel free to invite your friends. […] Find out more »

MWA SoCal Holiday Bash

At our usual speakeasy, Chloe’s, through the door to the left of the Golden Road Brewery bar. Plenty of food will be served. It’s a no host bar, but the first 50 members to arrive will receive a free drink ticket. We’ve got the room until at least 10:30. Find out more »

California Crime Writers Conference

This is the premier crime writing conference in the country. It is for writers, not fans, and we cap attendance at just 200 people in order to keep it intimate, so it sells out fast. There will be agents, editors, law enforcement/forensics professionals, and panels on craft from some of the best writers in the business. […] Find out more »

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