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Canyon Writers Chapter encourages and supports all members—both Sisters and Misters—whether they are published or unpublished.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



Boost Your Writing Skill, Income & Name Recognition—Crafting Short Stories That Sell!!

Join us for the APRIL CHAPTER MEETING on Saturday, April 8, 2023 with multi-award-winning author, ART TAYLOR. Author of two short story collections—The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions and The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense—and of the novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First NovelWinner of the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for “English 398: Fiction Workshop,” ; three Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, four Macavity Awards, and four Derringer Awards for his short fiction.

10:30 AM to 12 Noon in Arizona 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 PM to 2:00  CDT
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM MDT
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Please Note: Arizona does not participate in Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings Time began on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Member Spotlight

Meet Debra S. Sanders. Bestselling author, Debra Sanders, thanks her parents for her love of adventure and travel, along with the creative spirit her family’s road trips instilled in her. Her passion for exploration and crafting stories began in her early school years and increases each day.

“I enjoy the process of storytelling,” she said. “As a child, I was an avid fan of the television series, Bonanza. Instead of counting sheep at bedtime, I mentally developed new screenplays. Each night I would add scenes until they became a complete show. After a few weeks, I’d have a complete story and start another.”

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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