The Crime Writers' Association

Get in touch

Please contact the appropriate CWA officer with your enquiry.

Secretary Dea Parkin

Dea works Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. Her assistant Fiona Veitch Smith works Wednesdays, and Friday mornings.

PR & Press Enquiries Ann Chadwick of Cause PR

Tel: 07534 892715

Who to contact when?

For both general and confidential matters concerning the CWA, its publications, chapters and operation, please contact the Secretary.
NB The inbox is not staffed on Friday afternoons.

For membership matters from members, please contact in the first instance Admin or Accounts on the emails above or on 01787 221291

For membership queries from non-members, please contact the Membership Secretary and/or the Secretary.

For matters connected to the Daggers, including eligibility, publisher login details, nomination dates and processes, contact our Dagger Liaison Officer Mike Stotter – except for Diamond Dagger, Debut Dagger and Dagger in the Library when enquiries should be addressed to the Secretary.

For any other queries, including events, membership matters including conference and financial issues, please contact Sandra Foster (Admin) or Holly Daly (Accounts): Tel: 01787 221291

For urgent matters Secretary or Admin are the best contacts.



We love to talk to the media and to put journalists and reviewers in touch with our author members. Please contact our PR, Ann Chadwick of Cause PR on or call 01423 550 031 or 0753 194 8014 in the first instance, or contact the Secretary.


Website issues

If you have any problems viewing this site, please send as full a report as possible to the Secretary or Admin.


Looking for a speaker?

Do you need a speaker, panellist or tutor for your organisation, library, bookstore or writers’ or readers’ group?

The CWA keep a database of member authors who are happy to talk to such groups. We’d be delighted to put you in touch – contact or admin@the

Across the country there are also crime writers who have joined together into groups who would be delighted to come and speak to you.

Find a speaker