Noir at the Bar @ Lit Crawl

Mystery Week is coming nearer, starting off with a bang on October 20 with MWA’s Noir at the Bar: But don’t just come for the Noir–make an entire Crawl out of your Saturday, with all the events of Lit Crawl SF 2018, here.

Summer Mystery Event for Kids

Please join us at the Albany Library on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:00pm for a Summer Mystery Event for Kids hosted by MWA NorCal Chapter and the Alameda County Library

Get a Clue…About Writing Mysteries!

Get a Clue…About Writing Mysteries! is a participatory event, with three mystery authors telling stories about the writing life (how they do it, why they do it, what they write), then taking kids through the facets of mystery writing (characterization, setting, and plot) and building a new flash mystery together as a group.


  • Beth McMullen – author of the “Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls” series
  • Steve Hockensmith – author of the “Nick and Tesla” series
  • Nancy Ellen Hird – author of the “My Edinburgh Files” series

Location: Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany, CA 

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Come to the library for mystery, adventure, writing, snacks, and fun!

Beth McMullen Steve Hockensmith Nancy Ellen Hird

NorCal Booth at BABF2018

The NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will have an information booth at the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival Outdoor Fair in Berkeley, April 28-29. The MWA booth is #20 and will be located in MLK Jr. Civic Center Park. For maps of the festival, click here.  Please stop by and say hello…and take a … Read more

The Fest is coming!

Are you coming to the Bay Area Book Fest? It’s a really fun event! Bring the kids, spread the word, and if you want to sign books and talk to your readers, drop us a line, here.