About Us

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths has over 100 active members located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and beyond. We are a chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international organization dedicated to women crime writers. We offer a friendly, supportive network for writers of any genre at every stage of their careers.

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths welcomes people from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity. gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, citizenship, medical condition, genetic information or any other relevant characteristic.



PresidentDenise Ganley
Vice-PresidentMargaret C. Morse
Secretary – Jay Kinney
TreasurerShannon Baker

Immediate Past President – Katherine Atwell Herbert

Members at Large

Chuck Miiller (Membership)
Tammy Zarr (Membership)
Timothy W. Moore


Roni Olson
Deborah J Ledford


Email: desertsleuths@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
SinC Desert Sleuths Chapter
7349 N. Via Paseo Del Sur #515-194
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Monthly Meetings

Third Wednesday of each month
Excluding September (WriteNow! Conference) and December (Holiday Party)
**Online via Zoom

Guests are allowed to attend two meetings to try us out before becoming members. 

**Please note, that for 2020 we will not be meeting in person. Please also find us at our Desert Sleuths Members Only Facebook Group Page home.

Social Media

Facebook: @DesertSleuths
Twitter: @DesertSleuths
Instagram: @DesertSleuths
YouTube: Desert Sleuths
Pinterest: @DesertSleuths


Bylaws for Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter, Inc.