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.



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)
**The Newton/Changing Hands Phoenix
300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

No RSVPS needed. Guests are allowed to attend two meetings to try us out before becoming members. Member-Authors are allowed to sell their books at meetings.

**Please note, that for 2020 we will not be meeting in person. Instead, please find us at our Desert Sleuths Members Only Facebook Group Page home where we meet via Facebook Live.

Social Media

Facebook: @DesertSleuths
Twitter: @DesertSleuths
Instagram: @DesertSleuths
Pinterest: @DesertSleuths


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.