Welcome to the
Sisters in Crime
Desert Sleuths Chapter!
An Organization for Writers, Readers, and Fans of Crime Fiction and Mystery
Our Chapter is a proud member of Sisters in Crime, an international organization that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry, raising professionalism, serving as the voice for excellence and achieving diversity in crime writing.
Our Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter is located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and serves members throughout the State of Arizona. Our members include best-selling authors as well as emerging writers, and fans of mysteries and crime stories, and other genres. Whatever your level of experience, you are welcome to join us.
The third Wednesday of each month Desert Sleuths convenes in the Wall Street Room at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (4000 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251) in Old Town Scottsdale. Member-authors are welcome to bring their books to sell at meetings. No RSVPs needed. Attendees pay for their own meals.
Every month we meet to hone our skills, learn how to get published, promote our work, and network with other crime fiction writers. Our speakers include law enforcement officers, publishers, editors, and other authors.
6p-6:30p Dinner, Networking
6:30p-7p Business Meeting
Next Member Meeting:
February 15, 2017
Speaker: Jason Overmyer, Master Level Therapist
“Building a Realistic Villain”
Jason is a Faculty Associate in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. He has over 15 years of generalist practice experience that includes work as a school social worker, sex offender therapist and adult probation officer. His knowledge of and experience with psychopathy will lend authenticity and flare to your antagonist.