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 »


Watch one of our previous meetings on SoCal MWA’s Crowdcast Channel, like April’s Writing for Television.

  • Inventing The Page
    Tickets are now on sale for Inventing The Page at the Skirball. For one night only, Michael Connelly, Laurie R. King and Walter Mosley will talk about craft, technique and inspiration – and how they handle the sometimes bloody business of writing about murder.

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