The Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Chapter Announces

April 26 – April 28, 2024
At the Scottsdale Marriott Old Town in Scottsdale, Arizona

USA Today Bestselling, Multi-Award Winning Author

USA Today Bestselling Author

National Award-Winning Marketing Expert and Author

USA Today Bestselling, Multi-Award Winning Author

A Cutting Edge Event!

  • Do YOU want a successful, long-term career as an author?
  • Do you know which steps to take to achieve that success—and some of the pitfalls to avoid?
  • Do you want thousands of readers to know your name and consistently buy your books?
  • Does your current readership base continue to grow and allow you to work full-time as an author—and attain your goals, while supporting the lifestyle you want?
  • Do you want to “break out of the pack” of aspiring, or entry-level, or mid-level authors to achieve your aspirations?
  • Whether you are traditionally published, independently published or both, there are key components to developing a long-term career of success!   

Whether you just started your first book, have published one, or published many, this conference will give you insight and step-by-step answers that all authors need in today’s publishing world!

Topics Will Include:

  • Why is a written plan for success critical for any writer in today’s marketplace who wants a great career as a published author?
  • Where do you start—even if you have no previous experience planning a productive and profitable career?
  • How do you create a plan for success that fits your specific goals and experience level, and will help you reach your goals?
  • When should authors promote their own books?
  • What is the simplest way to attract readers?
  • How do you move to the next level as an author, if you have not yet achieved the success you hoped you would?
  • Who is your writing community? How do you develop it and why is a writing community vital to all authors?
  • How can social media increase your readership, with a few simple steps? 

Important Conference Details:

  • This is a hands-on workshop.
  • The bestselling, award-winning authors and industry experts will share invaluable tips, proven strategies, and the step-by-step approaches they used to build their own careers—to help you advance yours!   
  • Then, the speakers will offer guidance and answer questions, as you work on your own written, author plan for success.
  • At the end of the conference, with the help of industry professionals, you will leave with a basic, written, easy-to-follow,  step-by-step, author business plan for success, tailored to your individual goals.


Chapter siblings are offered a one-time, significant Happy Holidays discount in addition to the ability to register for this groundbreaking conference before the normal registration period begins on January 6, 2024!

The normal conference fee is $165.00.  For chapter members only, during the Happy Holidays discount period, the conference registration fee is only $115.00!  That is a $50.00 savings!

At 11:59 PM on December 20th, the Happy Holidays discount registration period for chapter members ends. Registrations for the “SPRING BREAK FOR WRITERS” Conference will then re-open on January 6, 2024, for our chapter members, other Sisters in Crime chapters, and the public at large.

Friday, April 26, 2024
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Saturday, April 27, 2024
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
12:45 PM – 5:30 PM


Sunday, April 28, 2024
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Welcome Reception/Conference Kick Off
Old Town Scottsdale*
Explore the famous Old Town Scottsdale on your own, or with your new writer friends.

Conference Begins
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
Conference Sessions
Lunch (on your own)
Conference Sessions

Explore the famous Old Town Scottsdale on your own, or with your new writer friends.

Open Discussion & No-host Breakfast
Old Town Scottsdale*

Don’t Miss SPRING BREAK FOR WRITERS: Creating a Career of Success as an Author!
Seating is very limited!
Maximum Capacity is 55 Attendees.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY: Happy Holidays Discount from November 30 – December 20, 2023.
Registration for all others will begin January 6, 2024.

Cancellations received by February 29, 2024, are entitled to a registration fee refund less a $25 processing fee; starting March 1, 2024, there is no refund.

The Scottsdale Marriott Old Town
7325 E. 3rd Avenue 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 (480) 945-1550
More Information About Hotel


Friday, April 26, 2023                     Welcome Reception and Introduction             

Saturday, April 27, 2023                 Conference  Check In                      

                                                      Conference Sessions                                         

Sunday, April 28, 2023                   No-Host Breakfast & Open Discussion             

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