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: April 21, May 19
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 learning more about the craft and business of writing? Attend Florida Author’s Academy from June through September in Delray Beach. Many of our members are instructors.
The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America is pleased to announce the winners in the 2017 Freddie Award for Writing Excellence (FAWE) competition. The winner in the Mystery category is Laura Brennan for “The End of All Things.” The winner of the Thriller category is Howard T. Konig for “The Serial Killer’s Brother.” For more details on the winners and finalists, go to our FAWE Winners page.
SleuthFest is our annual conference. This four-day event in late February 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.
Were you unable to attend Sleuthfest this year? You can still obtain the CDs or MP3 files. Go here to order: http://vwtapes.com/sleuthfest.aspx. To get the SF discounted price, contact Patrick via the email or phone on his website. Also the recordings from prior Sleuthfests are on sale.
Interested in having a mystery writer speak at your next function? Check out our Speaker’s Bureau page.
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