Welcome to the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. FMWA is an organization of published and aspiring authors, booksellers, readers, and other industry professionals pursuing a career or interest in the crime fiction genre.
Our Monthly Meetings feature dynamic speakers and networking opportunities with fellow authors, reviewers, and booksellers. We invite experts to keep us up to date on forensic topics, marketing skills and writing-related subjects. We’d love to have you join us. The cost for the lunch and speaker program is $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Register for a meeting Here.
Upcoming Meeting Dates: June 18, September 17, October 8 (Sleuthfest on Saturday)
We also hold meetings for members around the state. To learn more about upcoming dates for our Central Florida and Southwest Florida members, visit our Special Events page.
Congrats to the Winners of our Freddie Awards in Writing Excellence Competition! Hardboiled — J. D. Allen, 19 Crimes; Traditional — Melinda Pierce, Trouble in the Glades. Go here for details on the next Contest. Or Click Here for more info on the finalists and winners of this year’s competition.
SleuthFest is our annual conference. This four-day event includes bestselling authors as well as keynote speakers, editors and agents, booksignings, an on-site bookstore, raffles, special social events and more. SleuthFest has garnered a reputation as one of the premier mystery writers’ conferences in the country. For more details, please visit www.sleuthfest.com.
Interested in having a mystery writer speak at your next function? Check out our Speaker’s Bureau page.
Want to hear one of our speakers? Visit our Special Events page to see where we’ll be next.
Members Only section: To access the Members Only features of this website, you’ll need to enter the login code and password (NOT your email address) on the right. If you require the code and are a chapter member, please email one of our officers.