MWA University – 2.0 – Boston

We are live!  MWA University 2.0 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 14, 2015:  http://mysterywriters.org/mwauboston/

Sneak Peak…

at MWA’s forthcoming cookbook:  http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/sneak-peek-mystery-writers-america-cookbook

MWA Announces 2015 Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen Awards

It is with great pleasure that MWA’s National Board of Directors announces the 2015 Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen award recipients. Grand Masters are Lois Duncan and James Ellroy Raven Award recipients are Ruth & Jon Jordan (Crimespree Magazine) and Kathryn Kennison (Magna Cum Murder) Ellery Queen Award recipient is Charles Ardai, founder ofContinue Reading

Bloody Murder: Voices from the Margins – Bouchercon 2014

Bloody Murder: Voices from the Margins took place at Bouchercon 2014 on Saturday morning, November 15th. During the hour, the forty eight (mostly) mystery writers present – on the left hand side below – talked about (mostly) mystery authors they love, but you might not have heard of yet. The list includes everyone from debutContinue 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

New Books by MWA Members – September 2014

Here are the September books by some of our members.  They can all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you: http://www.indiebound.org Books Sandra Balzo, Hit and Run, Severn House Albert Bell, The Eyes of Aurora, Perseverance Press James R. Benn, The Rest is Silence, Soho LeeContinue Reading

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

In loving memory of Dorothy Salisbury Davis – April 26, 1916 – August 3, 2014. President of MWA in 1956; named Grand Master in 1985 and a 6-time Edgar Nominee.

New Books by MWA Members – August 2014

It is the dog days of summer – looking for something new to read?  Here are the August books by some of our members.  They can all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you: http://www.indiebound.org Books Kelley Armstrong, Visions, Random House Linwood Barclay, No Safe House,Continue Reading

MWA University – Chicago

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 forContinue Reading

New Books by MWA Members – June & July 2014

Summer is here!  Looking for something new to read – here is a list of new books that were published in June and July 2014 by some of our members.  They can all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you: http://www.indiebound.org JUNE 2014 Books Megan Abbott,Continue Reading