Member Benefits

The 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 biannual 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 tours of the Crime Lab, crime scene demonstrations, firearms for authors, writing workshops, Write-Ins, etc.
    • Plus all the benefits of being a national member of Sisters in Crime.


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