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 Meeting: June 15, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Get your short story on!
Tap into this hot market; learn how to write your best short story and in October we’ll tell you how to sell it.  June 15th meeting will feature the first part of a dynamic two-part program: How to Write Great Short Stories That Will Sell!   We’ll hear from a panel of award-winning short story authors who will share their techniques to build a storyline and bring it full circle in 5,000 words or less. Join us in June to learn how to get your best work ready for October when it’s all about PUBLISHING SHORTS!

We would love to have you join us!