Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Our LA chapter has been active since 1988.


SinCLA is a non-profit organization. We rely on membership to further our goals to educate, nurture and support through advocacy, equity, inclusion and community.


Through advocacy, programming and leadership, SinCLA empowers and supports mystery, crime and suspense writers and creators regardless of genre or where you are on your career trajectory.