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Mystery Writers of America is the leading association for professional crime writers in the United States. Members of MWA include most major writers of crime fiction and non-fiction, as well as screenwriters, dramatists, editors, publishers, and other professionals in the field. We welcome everyone who is interested in mysteries and crime writing to join MWA.

MWA has eleven regional chapters. Once you join MWA, you are automatically enrolled in the regional chapter in your home location. (The Southern California Chapter of MWA covers members in California and Nevada below the 36th parallel, as well as all of Arizona and Hawaii.)

There are four categories of membership:

  • Active membership is open to professional writers in the crime / mystery / suspense field whose work has been published or produced in the U.S., who reside in the U.S., and who meet specific criteria set by the Board for this category.
  • Associate membership is open to professionals residing in the U.S. who work in allied fields (such as agents, booksellers, editors, librarians, publishers, and reviewers).
  • Affiliate membership is open to writers of crime / mystery / suspense fiction who are not yet professionally published, and others with an interest in the genre, including unpaid reviewers and fans or publishers not approved by MWA.
  • Corresponding membership is for those who might be in any of the above categories, but who live outside the United States.

Full details on these levels of membership, as well as national level benefits, application instructions, and other information about joining can be found on the MWA National website:

 

Books by SoCalMWA Members

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