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