Connect with MWA-Northwest at Left Coast Crime 2024

Left Coast Crime 2024 Seattle Shakedown is coming up fast—and members of MWA-Northwest, including several board members, will be out in force. Whether you’re a member or not, please try to connect with board members to say hello and learn more about MWA-NW. We’ll be...

Inside the Washington Crime Lab with MWA-Northwest

On February 10, MWA-Northwest had the honor of hosting Mary Kellar of the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab Division for a terrific 90-minute webinar. Due to rules to protect the integrity of evidence and investigations, we couldn’t visit the crime lab in person, but...

Interview with a Bookseller: Stephanie Rose of Books Around The Corner

Tell us about your store! How did you choose your Halloween-theme and genre focus?

I’ve always loved books and Halloween and all things spooky and horror.

Writer Spotlight Wednesday: Michael Niemann and The Last Straw

Please join us in welcoming Michael Niemann to the blog today!

Writer Spotlight Wednesday: Lou Kemp & The Raven and the Pig

Tell us about your upcoming release!    Nearly all at the same time, I have recently published a companion book, Farm Hall, a prequel, The Violins Played before Junstan, and book 1 of my series, Music Shall Untune the Sky.  They are a blend of magical realism,...

Interview With A Bookseller: Anne of Inklings Bookshop

Inklings Bookshop is a community bookstore. We have employees who actually read the books they sell, no chain store or computer screen can compete with that.

Writer Spotlight Wednesday: Vince Keenan, half of Renee Patrick, and The Sharpest Needle

We’re happy to welcome one-half of Renee Patrick, aka Vince Keenan, to the blog today!

Writer Spotlight Wednesday: Mark Reutlinger & Oy, Vey, Maria!

Please join us in welcoming Mark Reutlinger to the MWA NW blog today!

Writer Spotlight Wednesday: Roxanne Dunn & Murder Undetected

Please tell us about your new book! Murder Undetected is the story of two strong women, one driven by selfish desire, the other by selfless love. Viane Thibaudet, darling of a hilltop town in Provence, has been getting away with murder. Only Brittany Thornton, newly...


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Mystery Writers of America

About the Mystery Writers of America

MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, mystery readers, and professionals in the mystery and crime-writing fields. The Northwest Chapter serves members of MWA who live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. MWA-NW offers a variety of services to chapter members, including dinner meetings with guest speakers, a regular newsletter with news, professional education, and more.

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Learn how you can join the leading association for professional crime writers in the United States.