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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

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