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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

  • SoCal MWA’s First Virtual Event

    Tuesday, October 13th, 20206:30 PM — Free Psychotherapist and Author, Dennis Palumbo, to speak about writing and keeping, and/or staying, calm during these stressful times It’s been a strange six months, to say the least, and in-person events that bring SoCalMWA chapter members together are not likely to be possible in the immediate future. On […] Find out more »

  • LA Times Festival of Books Postponed

    The LA Times Festival of Books has been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The 25th Festival of Books, originally scheduled for April, will now take place the weekend of Oct. 3-4 on the USC campus.  Here is a link to the LA Times for more information: LA Times FTOB Postponed Find out more »

  • Cancellation of the Tucson Festival of Books

    Sadly, this year’s Tucson Festival of Books has been cancelled. Here is the official press release. Festival Staff / March 9, 2020 It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of the Tucson Festival of Books has chosen to cancel the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books. We know the Festival of Books brings […] 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 Dennis Palumbo
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Chris DeRose
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member A.E. Wasserman
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Phil Swann
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member August Norman
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker