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.
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: February 20, 2019
Attorney Maria Crimi Speth practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. An accomplished author, she has recently published Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors. Maria frequently speaks at seminars and workshops on intellectual property and internet law topics. She is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and has appeared on radio and television providing legal commentary on intellectual property issues.
See you February 20th at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Old Town Scottsdale, Broadway Room!