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.

Monthly Meetings

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. Until further notice, meetings will be virtual only. A link and password to join the meeting will be sent to members the week of the meeting. There will be no charge to attend.

Upcoming Virtual Meeting Dates

February 20, 2021

Go to our Special Events page for more details on our other events, which include:

Florida Authors Academy

Interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing? Attend Florida Author’s Academy. This year, for the 2020 semester, we are hosting our Writing Workshops via Zoom to accommodate social distancing.  As before, the workshops will be held on Saturday mornings, from 10 am to noon. See the full schedule here. Advance registration required.


SleuthFest is our annual conference. SleuthFest 2020 was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus. This four-day event includes bestselling authors as well as keynote speakers, editors and agents, book signings, 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.

We participate in book festivals and hold meetings for members around the state. To learn more about upcoming dates, visit our Special Events page.

Interested in having a mystery writer speak at your next function? Check out our Speaker’s Bureau page.

And please follow us on our Social Networking sites at Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

For questions other than monthly meeting registration, please contact us at info@MWAFlorida.org







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