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.

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: October 19, 2016

Speaker: Windy Lynn Harris of Market Coaching for Creative Writers

Increasing Your Income, Visibility and Writing Creds with Short Stories

“PUBLISHING SHORTS! How to get your short creative writing into magazines.” Landing magazine bylines is a great way to showcase your voice and create a desirable author platform. Would you like to see your short stories, essays, or poems published in magazines? Windy Lynn Harris, founder of Market Coaching for Creative Writers, will teach you everything you need to know to make that happen. She’ll help you find hundreds of magazine looking for writers like you and teach you the professional industry standard for approaching them. Join us for a night of information and inspiration!