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. 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.

Monthly Meetings

The third Wednesday of each month Desert Sleuths convenes at The Newton (Same building as the Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix) 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Member-authors are welcome to bring their books to sell at meetings. No RSVPs needed. Attendees pay for their own meals and drinks.

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.

6:00-6:30 pm Dinner, Networking
6:30p-7:00 pm Business Meeting
7:00-8:00 pm Speaker

Next chapter meeting, February 19, 2020 at The Newton – 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Guest Speaker: BILL KONIGSBERG

Bill Konigsberg is an award-winning author who lives just outside of Phoenix. He lives with his husband, Chuck, and their two Australian Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford, who complete them. Bill has five published books and has a sixth on the way: Out of the Pocket, his 2008 debut, won the Lambda Literary Award. Openly Straight won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. The Porcupine of Truth won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Stonewall Book Award. Honestly Ben, the sequel to Openly Straight, was released in 2017 and received three starred reviews. In January of 2019, The Music of What Happens was released, and his latest novel, The Bridge will be released in September. He can be found at billkonigsberg.com.
Instagram: @bkonigsberg Twitter: @BillKonigsberg