Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Houston MWASW Meeting

Third or fourth Saturday of each month at noon
1399 S. Voss
Houston, TX 77057

Next Meeting: October 21, 2017

Kendra Middleton Williams has been giving writing workshops to MWA and RWA Chapters. She is bringing with her a Navy SEAL, currently retired and working in the security industry. They will give a presentation about common errors writers make when writing military heroes. His part of the presentation will be outlining a quick walk-through of common explosives and how they are used in a war theatre.

For more about what they do, please visit Kendra's website:

The Houston MWASW group usually meets the third Saturday of each month, except June, July, August and December. Meeting time is Noon-2 PM. We will be meeting at Carrabba's at 1399 S. Voss. Contact Laura Elvebak at or call our reservation line 713-797-8464 by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

Dallas MWASW Meeting

First Saturday of each month at 10 AM
Olive Garden
4240 Belt Line
Addison, TX

Next Meeting: October 7, 2017

Penny Richards talks about her bestsellers, recent historical mysteries, and more! Penny Richards is the author of 43 books for various imprints at Harlequin, Silhouette, and Harper Paperbacks. Her books have made many bestseller lists, and she has been nominated for, or won, many industry awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA in the Inspirational category, a Lifetime Achievement award from Romantic Times magazine for Eden, book four of the Calloway Corners series, and Storyteller of the Year. She currently writes historical mystery for Kensington Publishing. Her first historical mystery, An Untimely Frost, the first book of the Lilly Long Mystery series, was awarded Best Historical Mystery of 2017 by the Texas Association of Authors as well as an award for the cover art. Book two, Though This Be Madness, was released April, 2017, and book three, Murder Will Speak, will be an April, 2018 release.

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line, Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10 AM-noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee (cash only—please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees. The fee is reduced to $5 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: Check the group's web site for more information.


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