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 speakers include law enforcement officers, publishers, editors, and other authors.

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

Next Member Meeting:

September 20, 2017
Windy Lynn Harris

Increasing Your Income, Visibility and Writing Creds with Short Stories

Get published this year by thinking small. Small stories, that is. Short stories and personal essays have never been hotter–or more crucial for a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is a terrific way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing. At this presentation, Windy Lynn Harris, founder of Market Coaching for Creative Writers, will teach you everything you need to know about getting short prose published in magazines. If you’d like to see your short stories and essays published, come learn how to get it done!

Windy Lynn Harris is the author or “Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published” (Writer’s Digest Books). She’s a prolific writer, a trusted mentor, and a frequent speaker at literary events. Her long list of short stories and personal essays have been published in literary, trade, and women’s magazines in places like The Literary Review, The Sunlight Press, Literary Mama, and many other journals. Windy teaches the craft of writing in person and online. Her articles for writers can be found in The Review Review, Writers’s Digest, and many industry blogs. More about Windy at www.windylynnharris.com.