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Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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


Monthly Chapter Meeting
Elevating Your Work: The Art of Active Writing and the Key to Showing, Not Telling
Join Sally J. Smith, How do stories burst to life for readers? Active writing is crucial for any book, regardless of genre, but how do we consistently craft it? Why does passive writing weaken the plot? What are the keys to an engrossing tale? Join Sally for a publishing industry pro’s tips to writing engaging stories, “showing-not-telling” made simple and seducing your readers’ imaginations for their ultimate reading experience!

Join us for March’s Chapter Meeting
on March 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM – Noon AZ/MT
(12:30 – 2:00 PM ET)

Member Spotlight

Meet Robin Burcell. New York Times bestselling author, Robin Burcell, takes challenges in stride. Before earning two Anthony Awards and the Barry Award for her highly acclaimed Kate Gillespie, San Francisco PD series, Robin carved out a career in law enforcement that spanneded almost three decades. She was the first female police officer hired in Lodi, California, breaking through barriers and the biases involved as she moved from uniformed patrol to hostage negotiator, then detective. Today, with a readership that spans from North America to the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and beyond, Robin has penned more than one inimitable series.

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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