ALL remaining 2020 Member Meetings will be held Online!
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 and beyond! Our members include bestselling, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers, fans of mysteries and crime stories, and other genres. We are an inclusive organization – whatever your gender, level of experience, or genre, you are welcome to join us.
Every month we meet to hone our skills, learn how to get published, promote our work, and network with other crime fiction writers. Our guest speakers include professionals in the writing and law enforcement industries, including: publishers, editors, and other authors.
6:30p-7:00 pm Business Meeting
7:00-8:00 pm Speaker
Next chapter meeting: October 21, 2020
This meeting will be held via Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed to all members and posted on the Desert Sleuths Members Only Facebook Group.
Guest Speaker: Tom Leveen
Topic: How to Speak in Public for the Introverted Author
Award-winning author and Bram Stoker Award finalist Tom Leveen brings 22 years of live theatre experience to his classes, keynotes, and panels. He has five sessions of classical training with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and has won and been nominated for many local theater awards, including three Best Of Phoenix awards from the Phoenix New Times for his two theater companies. Tom has written for the SPAWN comic book series, mobile app games, and was the resident storytime storyteller at Changing Hands Bookstore for many years. You can follow him on most platforms @TomLeveen.