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.

The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter is located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and serves members throughout the State of Arizona. Our members include bestselling, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers, fans of mysteries and crime stories, and other genres. Whatever your level of experience, you are welcome to join us.

Monthly Meetings

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 guest speakers include professionals in the writing and law enforcement industry, including: publishers, editors, and other authors.

6p-6:30p Dinner, Networking
6:30p-7p Business Meeting
7p-8p Speaker

Next Member Meeting: June 20, 2018
Meredith and Win Blevins

Tales from the Trenches
Our June meeting will be an opportunity for Desert Sleuths to gain insight from Win and Meredith Blevins, a pair of true veterans of our ever-changing industry.

He’s an acclaimed author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and former longtime editor at Macmillan.

She’s an author, songwriter and music therapist whose work has been lauded by Tony Hillerman, Jonathan Kellerman, and Clive Cussler.

Together these self-proclaimed members of the world’s “oldest profession” (storytellers) will answer all your questions about the business they know as well as anyone.