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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

  • A Love Letter to LA History: Authors discuss how LA History inspires their work

    JUNE 11, 2021 – FRIDAY, 7-8:30 PM PST VIRTUAL VIA CROWDCAST Join SoCalMWA to hear LA-based authors discuss how the history of Los Angeles inspires their work. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT VIA CROWDCAST Moderated by MWA Board member Ona Russell Ona Russell is the author of the recently released L.A. based […] Find out more »

  • California Crime Writer’s Conference 2021

    It’s Virtual, It’s Free, It’s Coming June 12 & 13, 2021. The California Crime Writer’s Conference (CCWC) will feature Guest of Honor Cara Black, and bestselling authors Victoria Thompson, Deborah Crombie, Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, and Rachel Howzell Hall.  Sunday will be devoted to manuscript critiques by experienced agents and editors. To learn more and to register go to ccwconference.org 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

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