Professional Author Headshots (Members Only)

A special perk for being a 2018 Desert Sleuths and National Sisters in Crime member: A new year approaches and we will all need a current photograph for promoting upcoming book releases, or a fresh image for social sites. No matter what stage you are in your writing life, PR and marketing are essential. YOU … Continue reading “Professional Author Headshots (Members Only)”

Savvy Sleuth – Call for Submissions

The Savvy Sleuth Newsletter is by Desert Sleuths members, for Desert Sleuth members. Here’s what Editor Roni is looking for: 1.    Updates about publications, awards, and appearances by Desert Sleuths members 2.    A “Sisterly Wisdom” article about what a sister/mister has learned that works when it comes to writing, promoting, publishing (approximately 200 words) 3.    A member review … Continue reading “Savvy Sleuth – Call for Submissions”

2018 Board of Director Nominees

OFFICERS PRESIDENT – Maegan Beaumont Maegan Beaumont is the author of the award-winning Sabrina Vaughn thriller series. Her debut novel, CARVED IN DARKNESS, was awarded the 2014 gold medal by Independent Publishers for outstanding thriller as well as being named a Forward, book of the year finalist and Debut novel of the year by Suspense … Continue reading “2018 Board of Director Nominees”

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Book Drive

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuth Chapter has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) with the goal of providing books and magazines for inmates. On March 15, 2017 DS members are encouraged to bring used books and magazines to our monthly meeting. A donation bin will be available at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Please note, MCSO … Continue reading “Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Book Drive”

Writers and Citizen’s Police Academies

Are you writing about police officers in your mysteries and thrillers? Need an inside look at your local Police Department? Participating in a Citizen’s Police Academy might be just what you need! Citizen’s Police Academies (CPAs) were created to build a bridge between the community and law enforcement and to educate the public about the … Continue reading “Writers and Citizen’s Police Academies”

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Announces its 2017 Anthology SoWest: Killer Nights

*UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 28th! SUBMISSION CALL ANTHOLOGY TITLE: SoWest: Killer Nights THEME: Murder After Dark. Suspense/thriller tone. A murder or potential murder must occur and a major scene must happen at night. The setting is, of course, Arizona. These are high tension stories set in Arizona that can include stalkers, serial killers, chases, … Continue reading “Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Announces its 2017 Anthology SoWest: Killer Nights”