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Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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



Ask The Editor!

Join us for the Winter FIRESIDE CHAT on Thursday, February 2, 2023 with Little, Brown & Company imprint of Mulholland Books editor, HELEN O’HARE.

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – in Arizona
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Central Standard Time
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

Get the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask!

Member Spotlight

Meet Michele Peters. Mesmerized by books from the time she learned to read, Michele enjoyed writing as well. “I’ve always been an avid book lover, devouring fiction and non-fiction alike. From reading Mary, Queen of Scots in the 4th grade to Gone with the Wind in 8th grade—most Roald Dahl and Agatha Christie stories in existence. I particularly love anything historical and mysteries.”

A major turning point occurred for Michele as a preteen. “My 7th-grade class was studying Greek mythology. We were given the assignment to write our own myth. My story centered on how ‘evergreens’ got that name. The teacher was so impressed with my story she gave me an A++ and asked me to read it in class. Being extremely introverted at that time, it was daunting, but I did it. When I finished she asked to speak with me after class. I will never forget her words that day; they are rooted in my mind. She told me I should seriously consider a writing career. Her encouragement was the beginning of a life path I love.”  

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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