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Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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


Mastering Pace—A Critical Key to Captivating Readers

Robin Burcell, Internationally Bestselling Author, Two Time Anthony-Award Winner, Barry-Award Winner and Macavity-Award Nominee!

Keep readers enthralled and turning pages late into the night!   
Learn how to analyze your own novel for proper pacing!
Pace is more than non-stop action, cliffhangers or a wild, rollercoaster ride.
Discover the Secrets  to pacing that draw readers into the story and keep them mesmerized!  

August Chapter Meeting
Saturday, August 14th
10:30 AM – 12 NOON in Arizona
See registration page for various time zones

Member Spotlight

Meet Dianne Freeman. After leaving a thirty-year career in corporate finance, life-long book lover Dianne Freeman embarked on her dream career—writing fiction. Excited and a little unsure of the road ahead, she embraced the “write what you love” approach, combining a passion for mysteries and her fascination with the late Victorian period. The result? Her first book, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder, debuted in 2018, winning the Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel, the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and hundreds of five-star reviews from readers across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

Dianne’s journey from aspiring author to internationally lauded novelist included some unique avenues.

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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