Member Bookstore

Welcome to the SCWA Bookstore, filled with our members' memorable, intriguing, and worthwhile books. Click on the book cover to purchase these books on Amazon (affiliate links mean that SCWA receives a portion of the sale!).

The Alaskan Blonde by James T. Bartlett

Examines an unsolved 1953 murder in Alaska and uncovers new evidence about Diane Wells, indicted alongside her black lover, Johnny Warren, in “the most notorious and baffling murder in the history of Fairbanks.”

Voyage To Crusoe by Leif Beiley

A fast-paced, action packed saga with all the essential elements: Suspense, larceny, lust, and lots of high seas adventure!

Chloe's Journey, written and illustrated by Julie Belmont

A relentless little dog named Chloe, meeting life with a positive attitude. She overcame fears and made the best of things. Facing loss and then gaining more than ever imagined.

The Path to Personal Success and Freedom; Turning Hurdles into Stepping Stones by Julie Belmont

Do you have dreams, but feel held back? Do you have self-imposed limitations? Practicing simple principles can put you on your path and find the steppingstones to personal success and freedom.

Creativity Business Plan for Artists and Artists at Heart by Julie Belmont

Creativity can be a lucrative and satisfying business. Integrate your creative potential with realistic opportunities to live your creative dreams. Discover your true calling as an artist, writer, and creative being.

Awakened by Dot Caffrey

A young girl’s idyllic world is shattered when evil invades her dreams demanding power she does not know she possesses.

Cursed by Dot Caffrey

Born with the face of an angel and the soul of a demon, Sevich has an unquenchable thirst for power, his father’s throne, his brother’s demise and a young girl’s magic.

Conquest by Dot Caffrey

The culmination of the prophecy finds Regnaryn and her friends and loved ones make a final stand against the evil that threatens all.

The Drageal War by Dot Caffrey

The  human, Zabaneja, must draw on his true strengths to unite the races to oppose the threat from fanatical dragons bent on destroying them all.

Writing Out the Pandemic: An 18-month Slice of my Side-lined Life by PJ Colando

Narrative helps to connect people, whether near or apart. Written as catharsis during our protracted pandemic and then anthologized her "slice of life" stories, adding blank pages for readers to record their experiences and emote.

The Jailbird's Jackpot by PJ Colando

Ex-con Amy Breeden has a problem, but becoming an instant millionaire isn’t it. Will she stick to her intention to take down the dude who double-crossed her or decide living well is the best revenge?

The Art of Traveling Strangers by Zoe Disigny

This art historical journey through Italy and then Paris is a tale of two women seeking personal fulfillment who begin at each other's throats and end in each other's hearts.

Poetic Expressions in Nursing: Sharing the Caring by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN

This exciting collection of freeform poetry with over 40 poems by Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, is a sharing of both professional and personal thoughts and feelings. Susan is a strong advocate of the creative use of poetry to express the wonderment, frustration, dedication, and the love of nurses for their profession and their patients.

The Zeus Payload by Steven Jackson

A US defense worker had his undetectable cyber weapon stolen by the terrorist who killed his family and intends to replace bin Laden.

The Night Hag by Steven Jackson

Psychiatrist Richard Morgan must battle the demon Lilith again to prevent his daughter from becoming the mother of the Antichrist.

The Lamia by Steven Jackson

The Lamia pits psychiatrist Richard Morgan against the demon Lilith, her vampiric offspring, and his own troubled past in a fight for his daughter’s soul.

French Roll by J. Michael Jarvis

An adventurous teenager is determined to roller skate across France to reunite with his girlfriend, despite her overprotective father and 800 miles of topless beaches between them.

Like The Flies On The Patio by Nancy Klann-Moren

A collection of stories with fascinating characters, fallible and human, engaging and finely tuned. These individuals tend toward the "colorful misfit" branch of society, and one is almost certain they have met them before.

The Clock Of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

Two boyhood friends, one white - one black, must navigate the steadfast attitudes toward race in the 1980's South. This bold story navigates through the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, illuminating their impact on future generations.

The OC by D.P. Lyle

Jake Longly is hoping for a few weeks of fun with Nicole in the warm Orange County, CA sun—The OC, baby. But Nicole’s friend and local TV reporter Megan Weatherly has picked up an anonymous celebrity stalker, who is no fool and manages to cover his trail. Suddenly the sunshine and safety of The OC seem more facade than reality and the clock is ticking.

Arkansas Summer by Anne Moose

Arkansas Summer is both a touching love story and gripping immersion into the twisted ethos and violence of the Jim Crow South.

House of Fragile Dreams by Anne Moose

House of Fragile Dreams tells the story of a woman whose attempt to find love is threatened by her brother. He is disturbed, gun obsessed, and, as she discovers, involved with people who threaten much more than her dream of a happy home.

Cherokee Emerald by R. M. Morgan

A newlywed Cherokee brave discovers a stunning, deep-green emerald. Over a hundred years later, Don Gannon fights an evil antagonist for the gem.

Crown Hunt by R. M. Morgan

Two detectives—a brainy, eccentric woman and her rowdy right-hand man—chase a priceless crown heisted in the Korean War and a psychopathic killer.

Last Train to Danville by R. M. Morgan

Prepare for a journey—with surprises around each bend—through US Civil War history and a present-day mystery to catch a killer.

Theep and Thorpe: Adventures in Space by Lillian Nader

Jonathan, an incarcerated teen on Planet Staruus, has no control of his power to manifest objects out of thin air until he encounters enlightened space beings, Theep and Thorpe.

Left for Dead at Nijmegen by Marcus A. Nannini

Gene Metcalfe quit high school, joined the Airborne and found himself between machine gun-toting “SS” fanatics and being interrogated by the notorious Nazi, Heinrich Himmler.

Midnight at Nuremberg by Marcus A. Nannini

Escaping the Pennsylvania coal mines meant going face-to-face against Hermann Göring's Luftwaffe, unarmed!

Finder's Keepers by Barbara Nickolae

Is itinerant artist Shannon Buchanan the mother of little Mandy? Or was the child stolen from a wealthy and influential California couple? Mary Higgins Clark called this page-turner “suspenseful and emotionally gripping. I loved it from the first page!”

Thicker Than Water by Barbara Pronin

Her infant niece was screaming when Lacey Madison crawled through the window of her sister Carolyn’s house. But the baby’s farther lay dead, and Carolyn was nowhere to be seen. Was she the chief suspect in her husband’s death - or had she fled for her life?

Syndrome by Barbara Pronin

Something extraordinary is happening. Terminally ill patients are rising from their beds. For investigative reporter Nancy Rafferty, it’s the biggest story of her career. But the nightmare is just beginning.

Coloring Outside The Lines: Integrating Project Management and Creativity by Ananya and Brett Ridenour

This collection of blogs and thoughts show how to integrate the freedom and flow of creativity coupled with the procedural and structured guidelines of project management.

Skipping Stones by Ananya and Brett Ridenour

This collection of blogs and thoughts show how to integrate the freedom and flow of creativity coupled with the procedural and structured guidelines of project management.

No Place to Hide by Russ Thompson

Owen Daniels works hard in high school to improve his reading skills. But he must also learn to believe in himself.

Never Wanted by Russ Thompson

Roy Perkins has been abused and neglected. He is sent to live with a caring foster family. But the challenges continue.

Taken Away by Russ Thompson

Miles Pruitt struggles in high school and must learn to pick himself up after his dad is sent to prison.

The Red Turtle Project by Don Westenhaver

A Chinese mob boss is assassinated in 1990, leaving a fortune to his daughter. Rival gangsters come after her as she attempts to use the money to secretly transform Vietnam from communism to capitalism.

Missing Star by Don Westenhaver

Danny Parker, a pilot wounded in the Great War, returns home hoping to reconcile with his former girlfriend who is now a silent movie star. But Hollywood’s newest star is missing!

Alexander’s Lighthouse by Don Westenhaver

In 92 AD, Alexandria Egypt is the unchallenged pinnacle of Western intellectual achievement. The Egyptian Mob rebels against the Roman occupiers using the most powerful weapon in history.

The Whiplash Hypothesis by Don Westenhaver

An American marine and a young Vietnamese woman share a wartime romance. Years later they discover her father is trying to destroy the US economy by manipulating the price of oil.

Nero's Concert by Don Westenhaver

Who caused the Great Fire of Rome–Emperor Nero or a radical group called Christians? Nero’s loyal confidante is caught between the most powerful man on earth and his newfound love, a secret Christian.

It's All in the Story, anthology edited by D.P. Lyle

The Southern California Writers Association presents It's All in the Story, a collection of exceptional short stories with a focus on California, edited by bestselling author D. P. Lyle.

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