Message from the New President

Hello MWA NorCal Members!
I am Nick Mamatas, your new President, and I am as surprised as you are. Until a few years ago I was almost exclusively a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and editing the same is still my day job. But a few years ago I decided to try my hand at crime fiction, with a special emphasis on noir, and have published some short fiction—including one which was reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories 2013—and a pair of novels in the genre.
I’ve long been a literary activist, or at least a troublemaker, of sorts. I hope that this year we reinvigorate the NorCal chapter with some of that spirit. We have some events in the early planning stages, and are going to be relaunching our blog, Twitter account, and chapter website.
Most of all, we want to hear from you. What do you want from your chapter this year, and going forward? The time to lay the groundwork is now. Feel free to drop me a line at with any questions or concerns you have.
Thanks, and keep writing!

Nick Mamatas