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Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Announces its 2019 Anthology SoWest: Ladykillers

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE JANUARY 14th! SUBMISSION CALL ANTHOLOGY TITLE: SoWest: Ladykillers THEME: Ladykillers All stories must take place in Arizona and involve a “ladykiller”, whatever your interpretation of that. SUBMISSION FORMAT: 4000 words. Use Times New Roman in 12 point font. Double spaced with paragraph indents. Only use .doc format (not.docx). These are blind submissions, please … Continue reading “Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Announces its 2019 Anthology SoWest: Ladykillers”

Crime Scenes/Handguns 101 For Authors

**This is a Members Only event with Limited Seating.** Detective Timothy Moore (Retired) will walk us through a mock crime scene where YOU will determine what crimes occurred, what the best evidence that leads to the suspects is, and what the motivation was for these crimes. Writers will learn how the police process a crime … Continue reading “Crime Scenes/Handguns 101 For Authors”

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”