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Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers is a proud chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), an international organization of published and aspiring authors, readers, literary agents, editors, booksellers, librarians and other distinguished members of the publishing industry.

Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 by a group of 26 female crime writers to help women overcome obstacles in publishing, and achieve recognition and equality in an industry that traditionally ignored them. Sara Paretsky served as the organization’s first president. Today, SinC has more than 4,200 members and over 60 chapters worldwide.

The Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.  We welcome and support writers of all genres. Membership offers networking, guidance, educational events, professional development, support and mentorship. We proudly promote the recognition of women crime writers and all members.

Find out how to become a member, join us for one of our informative, monthly meetings, or attend one of our upcoming special events.

Events

Monthly Chapter Meeting
The Secret to Writing Great Dialogue
Great dialogue captures the reader’s attention and holds it. It must be dynamic, realistic and reflect the character speaking. Join Susan when she shares how to illuminate characters and bring them to life through dialogue, and how to avoid the pitfalls that weaken the story. Effective dialogue controls pacing and moves the plot forward.
Don’t miss this exceptional workshop!

Join us for May’s Chapter Meeting
on May 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM – Noon AZ
(1:30 – 3:00 PM EDT)
10:30 AM – Noon Pacific Time

Member Spotlight

Meet Dennis Palumbo. Bestselling author, Dennis Palumbo, credits a childhood gift with the inspiration behind his award-winning, Daniel Rinaldi thriller series. “When I was ten and home from school with the mumps, my father gave me a beautiful, hardcover, illustrated edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” he explained. “I’ve been faithful to that delightful marriage of storytelling and the mystery genre ever since.” 

The ten-year-old soon forgot the mumps, but not the fascination ignited by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s crafty sleuth. After his college graduation, Dennis became a scriptwriter for the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated, ratings-giant, Welcome Back, Kotter. He was also tapped to write scripts for numerous other television productions.

President’s Message


WELCOME! Thank you for your interest in Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers. We are published and aspiring authors seeking other likeminded individuals who wish to engage, network and learn together with the ultimate goals of friendship and success – and writing those gratifying words when your manuscript is finished … THE END. We look forward to you joining us.

Michele Peters, President

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