Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

May 14, 2016   -  Launch-Chessie Chapter Anthology,
                            Storm Warning, The Writer's Center,
                            Bethesda MD

Jun 4, 2016 -     TBA

Jul  9, 2016 -     TBA


Next Event:

MAY 14, 2016

Launch Party
Chesapeake Crimes:
Storm Warning
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
4508 Walsh Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Come join the festivities on May 14th as the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime celebrates publication of
Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning,
the seventh volume in the multiple award-winning Chesapeake Crimes series.
Authors Donna Andrews, Shaun Taylor Bevins, Maddi Davidson, Linda Ensign, Barb Goffman, Adam Meyer, Lauren R. Silberman, Alan Orloff, KM Rockwood, Marianne Wilski Strong, Art Taylor, and Robin Templeton will talk about their stories in this new anthology and sign copies. Other authors with stories in the book (who unfortunately can't attend) are Timothy Bentler-Jungr, Carla Coupe, and Kim Kash. Editors Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley all will be in attendance.
The book is being published
on April 26th by Wildside Press.
In this anthology you'll find short stories in which crime and the weather intersect in a deadly fashion. We've got murder and theft during blizzards, hurricanes, dust storms, and more. Stories in prior volumes in the Chesapeake Crimes series have won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Derringer awards. We have high hopes for this volume's stories, too. Lynn Farris of the Examiner.com said the book is "a jewel of short stories" and she was "blown away by the descriptive writing, the ability to create tension, and the character studies." She recommends the anthology "for book clubs due to the wealth of issues to be discussed."
Don't miss this chance to join the celebration, buy a copy for yourself (and some as gifts) and get the authors' signatures. Independent bookstore Mystery Loves Company will be on hand to sell books, so you can support a local business at the same time.
Light food and refreshments will be served.
Attendance is FREE. 
The event is open to the public.
**Please RSVP to Barb Goffman at
barbgoffman [at] yahoo [dot] com
 no later than Thursday, May 12th.**
While walk-ins are welcome, we'd appreciate RSVPs so we can be sure to set out enough chairs and bring enough food and drinks.
 Parking is FREE in the lot across the street from The Writer's Center.
We hope to see you there!

Chesapeake Crimes

The sixth volume of the Chesapeake Crimes series, Homicidal Holidays, is now available for purchase.
The anthology, published by Wildside Press, features short stories by:

Donna Andrews
Timothy Bentler-Jungr
Shaun Taylor Bevins
Carla Coupe
E.B. Davis
Barb Goffman
Clyde Linsley
Linda Lombardi
Debbi Mack
Rosemary and Larry Mild
Meg Opperman
Shari Randall
Art Taylor
Cathy Wiley

Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley were the coordinating editors. The members of the editorial panel were Christina Freeburn, John Gilstrap, and Alan Orloff.

Available from the publisher, as well as from:
-- Mystery Loves Company Booksellers
-- Barnesandnoble.com
-- Amazon.com

Previous titles in the series are also available:
Chesapeake Crimes I
Chesapeake Crimes II
Chesapeake Crimes 3
Chesapeake Crimes 4: They Had It Comin'
Chesapeake Crimes 5: This Job Is Murder


Invite an Author to Your Book Club or Library

What's more fun than immersing yourself in a good mystery? Discussing it with the author! The Chesapeake Chapter's published authors are available to attend book discussion groups or to appear at library events. If you'd like to meet local writers and talk with them about their work, contact the chapter's Library Liaison, Sandra Parshall, for help in setting up an event.

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The Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, like its national parent organization, was created to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime fiction writers to achieve equality in the industry.

Membership is open to anyone with a love of mysteries - men and women, readers and writers - who would like to help promote the advancement of women mystery writers. Chapter members typically come from D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Chesapeake Chapter Officers for 2016

President: Sherry Harris
Vice President: Art Taylor
Secretary: Becky Hutchison
Treasurer: Diane M. Davidson

Committee Chairs

Program Chair: Diana Belchase
Membership Chairs: C. Ellett Logan and Donna Andrews
Field Trip Chair:  Diana Belchase
Publications Chair: Marcia Talley
Member Liaison:  Mary Ann Corrigan

Other Contacts

Website Coordinators: Donna Andrews & Becky Hutchison
Listserv Coordinator:  Donna Andrews
Authors' Events Coordinator: Open


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Last updated: 18 April 2016