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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.

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!

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR OUR CHAPTER MEMBERS ONLY!

The Mysteries & More Marketing Network! Whether you are a published author or working toward that goal, this is a groundbreaking opportunity to reach the levels of success YOU want to achieve! Members Helping Members ~ with Insight from Pros. Join us when we TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF MARKETING!

Join us when our speaker is award-winning designer of more than 1400 book covers, MARIA SINCLAIR!

Please click HERE to register for the upcoming September 24, 2022 meeting.

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Grand Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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.

Event

SEPTEMBER 2022 CHAPTER MEETING

Outside the Box –
Innovative Avenues for Today’s Authors 

Join us for the September 2022 Chapter Meeting on Saturday, September 10, 2022 with LAURIE FAGEN, author and multi-media producer.

10:30 AM to 12 Noon in Arizona
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 AM to 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mntn Daylight Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Member Spotlight

Meet Barbara J. Desman.  A love of travel, multi-layered creativity, and an inquisitive nature that could rival Ellery Queen’s, guided Barbara Desman across the United States and into exciting careers.

“Growing up in Iowa was wonderful,” she said. “However, early on I was plagued with wanderlust.” After finishing school, Barbara headed for the Valley of the Sun and went to work for Western Airlines, as part of the corporate marketing division in Phoenix. Enthusiastic and ready to spread her wings in the travel business, she volunteered for a variety of projects.

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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