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."

Dark Wine at Midnight by Jenna Barwin

Cerissa Patel must find a way to save humanity without revealing what's hidden beneath her skin. But her cover story isn't enough to fool vampire Henry Bautista-he's dark, dangerous, and will do anything to protect his town, including stopping her.

Dark Wine at Sunrise by Jenna Barwin

Cerissa Patel has only one desire: to feel her lover's fangs slip into her neck for the first time. The problem: the Lux have forbidden her from becoming a vampire's mate. She must find a way to bond with Henry Bautista without paying the ultimate price-the loss of her wings forever...

Dark Wine at Dusk by Jenna Barwin

When a rogue vampire group attacks, Cerissa Patel's happiness must take a back seat. Vampire Henry Bautista will do anything to help her capture the conspirators who are determined to enslave mortals. But when his secret past is exposed, the truth threatens their love-and their very lives.

Dark Wine at Death by Jenna Barwin

When an assassin strikes, Cerissa Patel suspects a traitor resides among the Hill vampires. Working with her lover, Henry Bautista, she must find the traitor and save the community from destruction. But heartbreaking demons from the past rise, and despite the danger swirling around them, they must confront those demons before they can tie their lives together forever…

Dark Wine at the Circus by Jenna Barwin

Vampire Henry Bautista is excited-the circus is coming to town. When a close friend on the show is mauled, Henry ignores his own safety to rescue the act, but Cerissa Patel doesn't want her fiancé to step into the tiger's cage. As attacks against the show continue, Henry must decide which is more important-his love for her, or his love for the circus…

Dark Wine at Disaster by Jenna Barwin

Henry and Cerissa's engagement party is off to a joyous start. But when an employee of Henry's winery threatens to expose his vampire nature, and Mother Nature hits them with a wallop, the couple's future comes under fire. As disaster after disaster shakes them, will their relationship survive, or will their love go up in flames?

Dark Wine at the Grave by Jenna Barwin

With fang fever driving him, Henry agrees to turn the Hill's new attorney into a vampire. But when everything goes wrong, it puts his fiancée in the town council's crosshairs, and if Henry doesn't save her, they will force Cerissa to leave the Hill forever.

Dark Wine at Halloween by Jenna Barwin

When Cerissa and Henry find a newly made vampire in the last place they expect to find one-a Halloween funhouse-will the teen's fate tear them apart?

Dark Wine at Dawn by Jenna Barwin

On their first vacation together, vampire Henry Bautista is accused of murder. Cerissa must move into overdrive to prove his innocence, because if she doesn’t succeed before dawn, this vacation may be his last.

Dark Wine at Christmas by Jenna Barwin

As Cerissa and her vampire fiancé celebrate their first Christmas together…secrets abound!

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.

The Man in Cabin Number Five: Book One by Chrysteen Braun

When seven 1920 era cabins in Lake Arrowhead, California, are restored to their original vintage charm, the new owner learns that the cabins have their own stories to tell.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Midnight at Nuremberg by Marcus A. Nannini

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

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.

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!"

Fifty Years of Polyamory in America: A Guided Tour to a Growing Movement by Glen W. Olson and Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers

This book covers the entire history of the polyamory movement. It is an exploration of two generations of Americans, the organizations they founded, how it has changed their lives and affected the culture as a whole.

Mara by Glen Olson

Mara is smart, beautiful and deadly, adept with sword and diplomacy. When a disastrous battle earns her an enemy that she can't defeat and cannot escape, she needs options…and there's nowhere to turn. Force of arms alone won't save her, can magic change her fate?

Eminent Domain by Glen Olson

A thought provoking story, exploring medical/legal issues that will face us now that the Human Genome has been mapped. Society is in for some major challenges. Here is a story that suggests how some of those challenges may be met.

Desperate Endeavor by Glen Olson

Thirty-five years after a war with the only aliens Humanity has ever met-one man wonders why that war happened. He sets out to find answers and learns that Humanity is in more danger than ever . . . and time is running out.

A Choice of Planets by Glen Olson

From the pen of GW Olson come these five new delightful and thought provoking stories.

Nightwatch by Glen Olson

An Immortal living in England learns the truth about love and loyalty when he is caught in the middle of world war. During the blitz of London he learns that there are things, and people, worth living-and dying for.

On the Cusp by Diana C. Pardee

When an independent young woman is forced to return to her hometown, what she expects is not what she gets when a dead body, family secrets, and inscrutable characters inspire her curiosity and lead her to wonder who can be trusted and where she belongs.

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.

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?

The Miner's Canary by Barbara Pronin

Inheriting an old Victorian in the Black Hills of South Dakota turns into a test of wills. Can Julie find the ruthless killer who has her clearly in his sights?

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.

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.

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol: Another Untold Miracle of Charles Dickens's Classic by Leonard Szymczak

Ebeneezer Scrooge isn't the only one who is visited by Christmas Spirits. The 3 Christmas Spirits appear as magical children to Tiny Tim Cratchit to bring him a Christmas miracle.

Kookaburra's Last Laugh by Leonard Szymczak

While Sydney prepares for the 2000 Olympics with its brash Down Under flair, the neurotic psychologist, Dr. Peter Pinowski, hurtles headlong into his own personal Olympics when he faces his inner demons in a counseling program more psycho than therapy.

Cuckoo Forevermore by Leonard Szymczak

A cast of lunatics puts the "fun" back into dysfunctional in this zany, sexy satire when Dr. Peter Pinowski faces his first job at a children's psychiatric hospital where he finds paranoids, perverts, and pandemonium, not from the patients but from the staff.

Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy by Leonard Szymczak (co-authored with Mari Frank)

Leonard and Mari combine their experience as a psychotherapist and mediator to show couples how to stop destructive patterns, negotiate win/win solutions, and rediscover love and intimacy.

The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace by Leonard Szymczak

Leonard draws upon his experience as a therapist to help you connect with your inner GPS and transform problems and pain into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

Bob Cratchit's Christmas Carol: The Untold Miracle of Charles Dickens's Classic by Leonard Szymczak

Scrooge's poor, dispirited clerk Bob Cratchit takes center stage as the Christmas Spirits force Bob to break the chains that bind him to the past, make choices for a better future, and discover the miracle and wonder of Christmas.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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