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. 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 guest speakers include professionals in the writing and law enforcement industry, 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 Member Meeting: October 17, 2018

Shannon Baker

Ever lose yourself in a novel? Get so utterly lost in a world of fiction that real life chaos surrounding you disappears? Of course you have. As booklovers it’s what we crave in a read. As writers, it’s the difference between a good story and a great one. It’s all about deep POV, the basis for creating an unputdownable book. What are the tricks, tips, and craft to create this magical experience for your readers? Award-winning author Shannon Baker reprises the highlights of her successful seminar Deep Point of View. Join us on October 17th and learn how to keep your characters true to themselves and keep readers turning pages.