SoWest: Wrong Turn
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Anthology – Book 10
To Be Published: September 2023
Cover Design: Maegan Beaumont
Lead Editor: To Be Announced
Co-Editors: Meg E Dobson, Suzanne Flaig, Sarah Smith
Submissions Editor: Margaret A Morse
The 2023 member anthology will feature crime/mystery stories about a wrong turn–either literal or figurative–that leads to danger.
Submissions will be accepted beginning October 1, 2022, and close at 11:59 p.m. January 31, 2023. Contributing authors will be chosen using a blind submission process.
The Anthology Submissions page with guidelines, restrictions, and submission address is here:
SoWest: Love Kills
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Anthology – Book 9
Published: September 10, 2021
Lead Editor & Cover Design: Maegan Beaumont
Co-Editors: Deborah J Ledford, Susan Budavari, Shannon Baker, Roni Olson, Meg Dobson
Contributing authors were chosen using a blind submission process. Congratulations to our 2021 authors:
William D. Butler
Susan Cummins Miller
Claire A. Murray
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 8
Dive into the shadowy pockets of Arizona—a world of schemes, ancient magic, mystical landscapes, and big-city intrigue. Between the covers of SoWest: Ladykillers you will meet brazen culprits, venomous victims, and heroines who let their bold colors fly. Be prepared! Anything can happen with ladykillers on the loose.
“I love the way these skilled writers turn murder into entertainment. A great read!” ~ Anne Hillerman
Contributing authors: Shannon Baker, Mysti Berry, Meredith Blevins, Susan Budavari, William Butler, Patricia Curren, Meg E. Dobson, Suzanne Flaig, Katherine Atwell Herbert, Alec Hillbo, Arthur Kerns, Jay Kinney, Deborah J Ledford, Merle McCann, C.W. Miiller, Kwinn Mitchell, Timothy W. Moore, Julie Morrison, Kris Neri, Toni Niesen, R K Olson, Tamera Zarr.
Lead Editor: Deborah J Ledford. Co-Editors: Susan Budavari, R K Olson, Meredith Blevins. Cover Design: Maegan Beaumont.
SoWest: Killer Nights
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 7
The sun descends over the mountains and valleys of the
Arizona desert. Under cover of darkness, evil flourishes. Not afraid of the dark? You will be. Desert Sleuths offer 20 tales in the latest edition of their award-winning anthology series. Grab a flashlight. Pull the covers over your head. SoWest: Killer Nights will keep you awake until sunrise.
“SoWest: Killer Nights showcases twenty southwest crime tales filled with suspense, tension and action. A great read.” ~ Clive Cussler, International Bestselling author
Authors: Shannon Baker, Mary Ball, Rebecca Boschee, Susan Budavari, Bill Butler, Meg E. Dobson, Wendy Fallon, Suzanne Flaig, Connie Flynn, Deborah J Ledford, Sharon Lynn, Merle McCann, Kathy McIntosh, Dana McNeely, Timothy W. Moore, LaDonna Ockinga, R K Olson, Judy Starbuck, Kari Wainwright, JoAnne Zeterberg.
SoWest: So Deadly
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 6
BEST ANTHOLOGY 2016 FINALIST AWARDS: International Book Awards ~International Readers Favorites Awards ~ New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards ~ USA Best Book Awards
Murder. Revenge. Blackmail. Greed. Envy. Corruption. From the glamorous soirées of power brokers to gritty, dark alleys to snowy mountain hideaways—the twists and turns keep coming. The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter presents 22 whip-smart stories in their award-winning anthologies series.
Authors: Isabella Maldonado, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Susan Budavari, Kate Joy Steele, Connie Flynn, M. Evonne Dobson, Teresa Waggoner, Bill Butler, Denise Todd, Merle McCann, Suzanne Flaig, Kaye Owen, Laurie Fagen, Yvonne M. Corrigan-Carr, Katherine Atwell Herbert, Robert Dukelow, Mary Ball, Kris Neri, Susan Cummins Miller, Lori Hines, Jacinda J. Power, Patricia Bonn.
Lead Editor: Yvonne M. Corrigan-Carr.
Editors: Susan Budavari, Susan Cummins Miller, Merle McCann, Meg E Dobson, Dana King-Esquer.
Editorial Advisor and Formatter: Deborah J Ledford.
Consulting Editor: Donna T. Hanna.
Cover Layout: Kästle Olson
SoWest: Crime Time
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 5
Ever been in the wrong place, at the wrong time? Feel safe where you are now? In this volume from the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter, 20 authors show why you need to keep your guard up. Be ready to react. In the desert, in the mountains, in the Valley towns of Arizona, when you least expect it…It’s CRIME TIME.
Authors: Shannon Baker, Susan Budavari, Yvonne M. Corrigan-Carr, Laurie Fagen, Katherine Atwell Herbert, Machelle Langseth, Isabella Maldonado, Isabella Maldonado, Merle McCann, Margaret Morse, Kris Neri, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Toni Niesen, R K Olson, Cathy Ann Rogers, Martin Roselius, Amy Schuster, Jackie Sereno, Louise M. Signorelli, Kate Joy Steele, Kari Wainwright.
Lead Editor: Deborah J Ledford.
Editors: Nancy McCurry, Susan Budavari, Merle McCann
SoWest: Desert Justice
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 4
~ SUSPENSE MAGAZINE’S BEST ANTHOLOGY OF 2012 LIST ~
Evil abounds…Frustrations mount…Calls for revenge cry out! In this volume, Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime offers 20 tales you won’t forget. Victims fight back, police pursue bad guys, scores are evened…but when all else fails, get a taste for how the desert claims its own!
Authors: Shannon Baker, Susan Budavari, Laurie Fagen, Suzanne Flaig, Arthur Kerns, Deborah J Ledford, Elizabeth R. Marshall, Merle McCann, Margaret Morse, Kris Neri, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Toni Niesen, Virginia Nosky, R K Olson, Cathy Ann Rogers, Martin Roselius, Amy Schuster, Judy Starbuck, Judith Starkston, Kate Joy Steele.
Lead Editor: Deborah J Ledford.
Editors: Nancy McCurry, Susan Budavari, Sally J. Smith, Berkley Bosch
SoWest, So Wild
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 3
Murder and mayhem western style. The Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime offers 20 exciting tales. Everything from old-time shootouts to modern day forensics, noir to comedy can be found in this compelling anthology. Walk on the wild side of the Southwest, as Arizona celebrates its centennial year. Hang up your spurs, kick back and enjoy!
Authors: JoAnne Zeterberg, Howard “Doc” Carron, Margaret Morse, Virginia Nosky, Kris Neri, Isabella Maldonado, Susan Budavari, Barbara Goodson, Lori Hines, Martin Roselius, CR Bolinski, Amy Schuster, Toni Niesen, Carrie Sears Bell, Judy Starbuck, Nancy Newcomer, Merle McCann, Leslie Kohler, Deborah J Ledford, Nancy McCurry.
Lead Editor: Deborah J Ledford.
Editors: Nancy McCurry, Isabella Maldonado, Virginia Nosky
How NOT to Survive a Vacation
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 2
From Hawaii to Bar Harbor, from Alaskan cruise ships to Arizona ghost towns, this showcase of 18 original short stories from the talented Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter ranges from humorous to noir, from suspense to cozies. Murder, revenge, passion, treachery and greed abound in this exceptional anthology–the perfect traveler’s guide to all things criminal and mysterious.
Authors: JoAnne Zeterberg, R K Olson, Merle McCann, Diana Manley, Susan Budavari, Marty Roselius, Chantelle Aimée Osman, Kris Neri, Barbara Goodson, Judy Starbuck, Connie Flynn, Lori Hines, Deborah J Ledford, Suzanne Flaig, Howard Carron, Robin Merrill, Nancy Nielson Redd, Margaret Morse.
Editors: Chantelle Aimée Osman, Deborah J Ledford, Suzanne Flaig, Merle McCann.
How NOT to Survive the Holidays
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology – Book 1
The perfect gift! Start with a four-legged detective who fancies pasta, add a ghost who delivers a lost fortune, and a godfather who’ll stop at nothing to protect his family, blend in tales of homicide, greed, treachery and vengeance for this holiday anthology of 17 original short stories by members of the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter.
Authors: Deborah J Ledford, Connie Flynn, Susan Budavari, CR Bolinski, Chantelle Aimée Osman, Merle McCann, Jean Steffens, R K Olson, Judy Starbuck, Sarah Parkin, JoAnne Zeterberg, Anne Marisky, Suzanne Flaig, Mary E. Burt, Howard B. Carron, Nancy Nielson Redd, Kris Neri. Editors: Susan Budavari, Suzanne Flaig, Merle McCann, Chantelle Aimée Osman