Welcome to MWA NorCal

We are one of eleven regional chapters of the Mystery Writers of America, the country’s oldest organization of professional mystery writers. Our goals are to promote the publication and discussion of mystery writing, and to promote and maintain high standards in the writing, publishing, and production of mystery stories. We welcome new writers, aspiring authors, and anyone who simply loves a good mystery.

We hold meetings through the year and across the NorCal region, generally with speakers or demonstrations of interest to crime writers. Most meetings are open to the public. Our regular newsletter, LineUp (members only), has news about member publications and events, interviews with writers and others in the book trades, writing tips, and news of upcoming events.

More about our chapter here, NorCal’s members here, and how to join us here.

Follow us on Facebook, and ask to join our (members-only) discussion group. And for videos of our events, member book trailers, and more, check out the MWA YouTube channel.

And if you want to declare your MWA NorCal loyalty on your t-shirt or coffee cup, we have a CafePress store.