Fireside Chats – 2021

Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers proudly present Fireside Chats! Spend an evening with acclaimed, bestselling authors and learn from the masters – in the comfort of your own home.

Mixing Genres to Create A Great Story

S. G. Wong, Internationally-Acclaimed Author and
National Sisters in Crime President

How do authors effectively merge genres to produce a blockbuster series?

Why does a fusion of genera attract so many readers?

Award-winning author Sandra (S. G.) Wong blended noir, historical and paranormal genres to craft a riveting, internationally-lauded series, with a whip-smart, female private investigator in 1930’s Los Angeles. How did she do it?

Learn how genre serves character. Discover why “worldbuilding” is for every writer. What makes your research your guide? Find out why tropes are not the enemy and when they enhance a story. Learn why mashup doesn’t mean messy—and it often means fascinating.

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening!

Read more about Sandra.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Arizona Time
(9:00-10:30 PM EDT) 6:00 – 7:30 PM Pacific Time



July (Date TBD)
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


“Independence Day”
Author Panel


“Independent Publishing in Today’s World, The Why’s, How’s and Critical Secrets to Success”

Oct 14th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Dennis Palumbo

“Master the Craft of Riveting Novels by Writing Short Stories”

To view previously recorded Fireside Chats on our YouTube Channel:

View the Lori Rader-Day Fireside Chat on Put the Chill in Your Thriller! held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6 PM Arizona/9 PM Eastern.

View the Barbara Hinske Fireside Chat on From Novella to Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time.  

View the Kellye Garrett Fireside Chat on Challenges and Opportunities on the Path to Publishing Success held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5 PM AZ/7 PM Eastern Time.

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