A Celebration of Bette

J.J. Lamb has sent an invitation to his fellow writers to honor the wonderful Bette’s life, and all she contributed to the world. Her loss is keenly felt by all of us, and we miss her vivaciousness and humor. 

Contest guidelines for the Koryta Anthology

Among the great benefits of MWA membership are the contests run every year for their upcoming anthologies.  Here’s the new one, for Michael Koryta’s A Stranger Comes to Town. (We LOVE seeing NorCal names in these tables of contents!) Mystery Writers of America presents: When a Stranger Comes to Town guest editor, Michael Koryta  Contest … Read more

BABF 2019 & MWANorCal

The 2019 Bay Area Book Festival is coming! – May 4-5 The full schedule can be found here. Once again, MWA NorCal will be there! Signing at a booth in the park (see the Booth schedule and the Festival map – Booth #152, on Allston Way) Criminally Good Writing—Stefan Ahnhem, Jonas Bonnier, Catherine Ryan Howard, Ragnar Jonasson, … Read more

NorCal Booth at BABF 2019

The NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will have an information booth at the 2019 Bay Area Book Festival Outdoor Fair in Downtown Berkeley, May 4-5. The MWA booth is #152 and will be located on Allston Way. For maps of the festival, click here.  Please stop by and say hello…and take a selfie … Read more

NorCal @ the Agatha Awards!

Congratulations! –to our Agatha-winning NorCal members Rhys Bowen (IN FARLEIGH FIELD, Best Historical Novel) and Gigi Pandian (“The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn”, Best Short Story)! MWA NorCal members rock the award world!