The Northern California chapter is one of the largest of the eleven regional chapters of the MWA, covering a territory that includes California and Nevada above the 36th parallel and representing a tremendous wealth of talented writers, from best-selling to newly emerging. Our associate members include librarians, agents and publishing professionals. Our meetings are held in the San Francisco area 8-9 times per year.
On a national level, MWA works to educate writers and those who aspire to write regarding their rights and interests, and to raise awareness of matters that may affect crime writing. Our membership includes writers in all forms of fiction and nonfiction; publishers, editors, agents, librarians, booksellers, and others in allied fields; aspiring writers and those devoted to crime writing.
Membership is open to the public, and you need not reside in the U.S. to join. MWA is a nonprofit organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information on membership, see the Join page.
Our Officers and Board
Chapter President: Michelle Gagnon, michelle (at) michellegagnon.com
Vice President: Sheldon Siegel, sheldon (at) sheldonsiegel.com
Secretary: Keith Raffel, kraffel (at) yahoo.com
Treasurer: J.J. Lamb
Website/Blog: Daisy (Marjorie) James — norcalmwa (at) gmail.com
Newsletter: Diana Orgain, diana (at) dianaorgain.com
At-Large: Matt Richtel
At-Large: Allison Davis