News and Announcements from MWA

Now in stores: Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

Mystery Box - CoverThere’s nothing more mysterious than a locked box. Whether it’s a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the inner workings of a scientist’s mind, or an underground prison cell, there are those who will use any means necessary to unlock the secrets of…The Mystery Box.  Edited by Brad Meltzer.

Contributors are:  Jan Burke, Laura Lippman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, C.E. Lawrence, Joseph Finder, James O. Born, S.W. Hubbard, Joseph Goodrich, R.T. Lawton, Tom Rob Smith, Mary Anne Kelly, Tony Broadbent, Steve Berry, Angela Gerst, Catherine Mambretti, Stephen Ross, Charles Todd, Jonathan Stone, Katherine Neville, R.L. Stine and Karin Slaughter.

Elmore Leonard Has Passed Away

Elmore Leonard died this morning, August 20th, after suffering a stroke.  He was a three-time Edgar Nominee (Best PBO in 1979 – The Switch; Best Novel 1983 – Split Images; and winning Best Novel 1984 – La Brava).  He was named Grand Master in 1992.  He was truly a giant of the genre and will be sorely missed by fans all around the world.

 

 

MWA University – San Diego

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Mystery Writers of America University (MWA-U) is a full-day, low-cost writing seminar designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to write a novel, from the idea stage to the final editing. The focus is on the craft of writing, and the college-level courses are taught by published writers and experienced teachers.

Register NOW for MWA University – San Diego

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

What: An entire day of top-notch classes. Novice or pro, you will benefit from hearing the experts discuss their strategies for all facets of writing and publishing.

Click here for all the details:  https://mysterywriters.org/mwa-university/san-diego/

Barbara Mertz Has Passed Away

Very sad news – Barbara Mertz died this morning. Via William Morrow: It is with great sadness we relay the news that our beloved author, Barbara Mertz, (a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters) passed away this morning at the age of 85.

Under her pseudonym as Barbara Michaels she has written twenty-nine novels of suspense. As Elizabeth Peters, she had produced more than 35 mystery-suspense novels, many of them set in Egypt and the Middle East, featuring the intrepid Amelia Peabody. Under her own name, she authored several nonfiction books about ancient Egypt, still in print today.

She was named Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America in 1998 and had been nominated in 2004 for Best Critical/Biographical Edgar for her book:  Amelia Peabody’s Egypt: A Compendium.

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.

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