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.

Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers monthly chapter meetings and Fireside Chats are complimentary, open to ALL Sisters in Crime members, their guests and those who are interested in the craft of writing—aspiring AND published authors. Our membership spans the globe with members all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and India.  An amazing caliber of speakers have presented at our chapter meetings and Fireside Chats including Hank Phillippi Ryan, Hallie Ephron, Robin Burcell, Barbara Hinske, Ellen Byron, Dennis Palumbo, Dianne Freeman, Catriona McPherson, Paula Munier and other renowned authors, agents and editors. Please click here for a complete list of presenters.  Join us to be part of a great community for writing, publishing, and selling success!


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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Grand Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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 held on the second Saturday of each month, our signature Fireside Chats, or attend one of our upcoming special events.



Write the Story
that Keeps Your Butt in the Chair!

Join us for the JUNE CHAPTER MEETING on Saturday, June 10, 2023 with Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, and Next Generation Indie Award finalist VALERIE (V. M.) BURNS.

Valerie is the author of the Mystery Bookshop Mystery, Dog Club Mystery, RJ Franklin Mystery, and Baker Street Mystery series. Valerie also writes the Bailey the Bloodhound Mystery series as Kallie E. Benjamin.

10:30 AM to 12 Noon in Arizona 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 PM to 2:00  CDT
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM MDT
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Member Spotlight

Meet Donna Van Braswell. Before writing her debut novel, Daughter of the Ancients, which has been lauded as a “compelling adventure”, and “exciting and humorous”, Donna Van Braswell’s life included a few adventures of her own.

“I was incredibly proud to be a military brat, not because of my role, but because of the role my mother and father played, in my life and for this great country,” she said. “Having lived from Alaska to New England, to the deep South, to Turkey, then traveling around the world, I have a deeply ingrained appreciation of America in my heart. Being a military dependent as a child and a wife, moving often was sometimes overwhelming and isolating. I never got used to feeling lost. However, I have felt ‘found’ a few times.

President’s Message

WELCOME! Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a published author with a lengthy backlist, you are in the right place. We’re a group of likeminded sisters and misters who wish to engage, network, and learn together with the ultimate goals of forming friendships and supporting each other’s success. We include writers of all genres. Please join us on this amazing journey.

Barbara Hinske, President

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