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. 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

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:  August 19, 2020

Location: Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesertSleuths/

Writing in Multiple Genres: The Whys and Hows of It & What I’ve Learned from the Mystery and Romance Worlds

Jenn McKinlay, the New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries (including Dying for Devil’s Food, Wedding Cake Crumble, and Caramel Crush), has baked and frosted cupcakes into the shapes of cats, mice, and outer-space aliens, to name just a few. Writing a mystery series based on one of her favorite food groups (dessert) is as enjoyable as licking the beaters, and she can’t wait to whip up the next one. She is also the author of the Hat Shop Mysteries, the Library Lover’s Mysteries, the Bluff Point romances, and the Happily Ever After romances. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her family.

Be sure to join our  members only Facebook Group to access our monthly meetings. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesertSleuths
(Nonmembers please use link to request a one-time guest pass.)