Fireside Chats

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.

To view previous Fireside Chats on our YouTube Channel, please scroll down toward the bottom the page.




Don’t Miss This Blockbuster Evening –

Three Authors Share Actionable Tips for YOUR Writing and Selling Success!

What Indie, Traditional and Aspiring Authors Need to Know!

First, you will hear from our three authors who will provide their best tips to implement right away. Then, we’ll open it up for your questions. It’s an evening devoted to giving you ways to jumpstart YOUR writing and selling success.

Why must every writer plan for success?
What are three things all writers need first, to fully achieve their goals as published authors?
How can thinking, and implementing strategies, “outside the box” elevate your career?
What should every writer know about signing, and working, with traditional publishers?
Learn critical steps to build your name as an author, so readers and fans can’t wait for your next book.
How can authors get to bestselling status—without depending on help from agents or publishers?
Discover the pros and cons, benefits and drawbacks of independent publishing.
Where and How does an author find—and sign with—a great agent?
Which essential steps should aspiring/pre-published authors have in place before pitching a book?
Why developing your Community of Practice will amplify your professional success!
Where do you start, if you want your book to be a movie?

Whether you want to kickstart a new career or catapult your current career to new heights, This is for YOU!

Join us for the Summer Fireside Chat
Thursday, July 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Arizona
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Central Daylight Time
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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To view previously recorded Fireside Chats, please click “VIEW” in the list below.

View the Barbara Hinske, Nickolette Lemmon and Karen Odden Fireside Chat on INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR WRITERSTAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WRITING CAREER! held on Thursday, July 14th at 5 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Tess Gerritsen Fireside Chat on Building A Blockbuster Career, One Creative Step at a Time! held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 5 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Jeffrey J. Mariotte – Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day) Fireside Chat on Open New Avenues: How to Write Multiple Genres and Write 3-4 Books in a Year! held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Catriona McPherson Fireside Chat on Deep in a Bowl of Porridge: Planting Clues that Are Just Right held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Dennis Palumbo Fireside Chat on Mastering the Craft of Riveting Novels by Writing Short Stories held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Barbara Hinske and Nicolette Lemmon Fireside Chat on Independence Day for Authors! How to Be Your Own Publisher and How to Maximize YOUR Books Sales—No Matter Who Publishes Them held on Thursday, July 15th at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time.

View the Sandra (SJ) Wong Fireside Chat on Mixing Genres to Create A Great Story held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 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.

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 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.


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