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:
December 7, 2016
6951 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(2 blocks south of Poisoned Pen, across from Cornish Pasty)
January 16, 2017
Speaker: Literary Agent, Renee Nyen, KT Literary
Several years in the editorial department at Random House’s Colorado division provided Renee with the opportunity to work with bestselling and debut authors alike. After leaving Random House, she came to KT Literary in early 2013. She loves digging into manuscripts and helping the author shape the best story possible. She’ll be joining us to talk about all things agenty!
Renee is open to queries and is seeking only YA/MG in the following genres: SFF, Thriller, Magical Realism, Historical. “Diverse casts and unreliable narrators a win!”
More details about what she is looking for.