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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 »

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    AUGUST 19, 2021 – THURSDAY, 6:30 – 8 PM PST VIRTUAL VIA CROWDCAST Join SoCalMWA to hear Laura Brennan’s advice on Networking for Authors. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT VIA CROWDCAST NETWORKING FOR WRITERS WITH LAURA BRENNAN Notoriously solitary creatures, many writers would rather brave a blank page than a cocktail party. […] 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 Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Phil Swann
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
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  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member A.E. Wasserman
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member August Norman
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Dennis Palumbo
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Chris DeRose
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little