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.



Acting President – Tamera Zarr
Secretary – Karen Odden
Treasurer –Shannon Baker

Immediate Past President – Denise Ganley

Members at Large

Margaret C. Morse
Jay Kinney
Denise Todd
Sheila Roe


Roni Olson
Katherine Atwell Herbert


Email: desertsleuths@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
SinC Desert Sleuths Chapter
7601 E. 2nd Street #9
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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 through 2021, we will not be meeting in person. Please also find us at our Desert Sleuths Members Only Facebook Group Page home to try out membership.

Social Media

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


Bylaws for Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter, Inc.