Member Benefits

Eight Great Things About Being a Desert Sleuth:

    •  Monthly meetings with engaging speakers on craft, publishing, the business of writing, law enforcement, and other professionals
    • The WriteNow! Annual Conference – Discounts and early access to opportunities for the “Best Writers Conference in Arizona” (The Writer Magazine)
    • A chance to submit to our award winning biennial anthologies in the SoWest series
    • Our monthly newsletter, The Savvy Sleuth
    • Connect with other writers, editors, beta readers, critique groups, mentors, experts, and friends
    • Special events like Anthology Jam, write-ins, tours of the Crime Lab, crime scene demonstrations, firearms for authors, writing workshops,  etc.
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Plus all the benefits of being a national member of Sisters in Crime.


Desert Sleuths offers a friendly, supportive network for writers at every stage of their career.  We welcome everyone who supports our mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.