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Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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



Tricks & Tips for Engaging the Writing Muse!

Join us for the December 2022 CHAPTER MEETING on Saturday, December 10, 2022 with RAQUEL V. REYES, Award-Winning Author

Raquel Reyes writes the award-winning Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series.  Her 2021 debut novel, MANGO, MAMBO, AND MURDER, won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and nominated for an Agatha Award and optioned for film. 

Don’t miss this amazing presentation with a dynamic, breakout author, when she shares her tips for writing a great story and getting published!

10:30 AM to 12 Noon in Arizona 
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Central Standard Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Mntn Standard Time
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Member Spotlight

Meet Connie Berry. Multi-award-winning author Connie Berry developed a passion for books and writing at a very young age, and one person influenced her from the start. “My love of reading and stories was encouraged by my mother, who’d been a fifth-grade teacher and who, when I was born, put all her considerable skills and efforts into one student—me.” Some of Connie’s fondest memories are those of her mother reading to her. “My mother gave each character her or his own voice. Books came alive to me,” she said. “Then, when I began writing my own stories, she saved them all.”

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!

A special note to our members and all writers, the warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Happy Holidays!

Michele Peters, President

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