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The Dallas Mystery Writers

This is the website for the Dallas chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We are open to writers of all genres from mystery to romance to speculative fiction and all points in between. If you want to write, or write better, you are welcome to attend any of our regular workshops. Membership in the national MWA is not necessary to attend the Dallas group meetings. There are plenty of benefits in joining the MWA, but there's no membership requirement to attend the Dallas meetings.



Recent surge may keep meetings vir-

tual in the fall - more when the situ-

ation clarifies

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at the Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line (at Midway), Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10:00 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 $5.00 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers.  Contact info: james@gaskin.com

Dallas MWA Events:

Saturday, August 7, 2021

10 AM - Meeting on Zoom!

A Mystery Books reviewer

reveals all!

Kevin Tipple reviews books, watches way too much television, and offers unsolicited opinions on anything when not busy offending people in person or online due to his strange sense of humor, Elizabeth Burton gave him an online platform for reviews at her Blue Iris Journal starting in the late 90s, and he's been writing what he thinks of the books he's read ever since. Today, he reviews primarily on his blog, Kevin's Corner. His reviews never have spoilers or blow-by-blow descriptions of what goes on in the book, rare in the world of books these days. His short fiction has appeared in magazines such as "Lynx Eye," "Starblade," "Show and Tell," and "The Writer's Post Journal" among others and online at such places as "Mouth Full Of Bullets," "Crime And Suspense," "Mysterical-e" and others. His most recent story, "The Damn Rodents Are Everywhere," appeared in the May 2021 issue of “Mystery Weekly Magazine." His short story "By The Light Of The Moon" appears in the anthology, The Carpathian Shadows, Vol. 2. At the urging of his late wife, in the fall of 2012 he published a collection of his short fiction that comprised previously published tales and short stories that had not already found a home. Mind Slices: A Collection of New and Previously Published Stories also features an image from a MRI of his head proving that, yes, to the astonishment of some, Kevin does actually have a brain. Both books are at Amazon and other vendors. Fully trained before marriage, Kevin can work all major appliances and, despite a love of nearly all sports, is able to clean up after himself.