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Jeffery Deaver Named 2017 President of MWA

Via Jeffery Deaver:

I am delighted to announce that I will be serving as president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2017.

MWA was formed in 1945 to promote that genre of books that we so love—murder mysteries—and to support new and established authors working in that field. It’s grown into one of the world’s preeminent writers’ organizations, sponsoring the prestigious Edgar Awards every year (yes, named after good old Edgar Allan Poe) and engaging in dozens of educational and literacy programs around the country. You’ll know many of the authors who have been members and held various positions at MWA: Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Michael Connelly, Lawrence Block, Donald E. Westlake, Walter Mosley, Sue Grafton, Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout and Anthony Boucher.

I won’t take office until next week but I thought I’d engage in a little pre-inauguration social media (there seems to be some of that going around recently, doesn’t there?). If you’re in the New York area (or, wait, even if you’re not), come meet me and the MWA’s National Board of Directors for its annual party at Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY, on Friday, January 13th – 6 to 8 p.m.

In attendance will be: Donna Andrews, Frankie Y. Bailey, Laura K. Curtis, Hannah Dennison, Laura Durham, Lyndsay Faye, Daniel Hale, Thomas Hopp, Harry Hunsicker, Laurie R. King, Allison Leotta, Larry Light, Elizabeth Little, Jeffrey Marks, Tony Perona, Lori Rader-Day, Manuel Ramos, J.M. Redmann, Mark Stevens, Charles Todd, Maggie Toussaint, and Mo Walsh.

Books will be available to purchase.

Wine, authors and friends. . . It doesn’t get any better than that!

Meet MWA’s New Board of Directors

Join MWA’s National Board of Directors for our annual party at Mysterious Bookshop on Friday, January 13th – 6 to 8 pm. In attendance will be: Donna Andrews, Frankie Y. Bailey, Laura K. Curtis, Jeffery Deaver, Hannah Dennison, Laura Durham, Lyndsay Faye, Daniel Hale, Thomas Hopp, Harry Hunsicker, Laurie R. King, Allison Leotta, Larry Light, Elizabeth Little,Continue Reading

Meet MWA’s New Board of Directors

Join MWA’s National Board of Directors for our annual party at Mysterious Bookshop on Friday, January 15th – 6 to 8 pm. In attendance will be: Donna Andrews, Craig Faustus Buck, Laura K. Curtis, Ray Daniel, Hannah Dennison, Brendan DuBois, Laura Durham, Daniel Hale, Rachel Howzell Hall, Ted Hertel, Linda Joffe Hull, Harry Hunsicker, Julie Hyzy, KayContinue Reading

From the MWA Board of Directors

Mystery Writers of America is aware that Bouchercon 2014 has on its schedule an event called, “Men of Mystery.” While we support the participants and organizers of this event, MWA feels that hosting this at Bouchercon sends the wrong message to fans, reviewers, and authors that writers can, and should, be divided by gender. WeContinue Reading

Membership renewals being mailed

Watch your mailbox for the MWA membership renewal mailing! You can renew your membership over the phone, through our website, or by fax. Membership renewals are due by Sept. 30, 2013.

A word about this website…

MWA is constantly assessing the needs of our members, and what benefits we provide to them. As a part of our ongoing commitment to our members, we are transitioning to a new website. We will be focusing on improved online shopping for MWA purchases, an interactive front page with regular news announcements, and an increased educationalContinue Reading