Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Oct 29, 2016 -  "SinC Authors' Panel"                                                             Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD

               **NOTE DATE & VENUE CHANGE**

Dec 3, 2016 -    "SinC Authors' Panel"
                          Reston Library, Reston VA

Next Event:

OCTOBER 29, 2016

Come Join Us for Our
Mystery Author Extravaganza!

How did it get to be October again? The holidays are right around the corner, and here's your chance to kick your holiday shopping off right.

Come to our October 29th meeting. We'll have 15 Chessie Chapter authors who've had something new published this year in the mystery field talking about their books and stories. Booksellers from Mystery Loves Company will be there to sell books, and then you can have the authors sign them.

So come on down and support your chapter authors at our annual holiday-season kick-off event!

Which authors will be speaking?  Donna Andrews, John DeDakis, Barb GoffmanMary Ellen Hughes, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Kim Kash, Debbi Mack, Eileen McIntireAlan Orloff, KM Rockwood, Colleen Shogan, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Art TaylorRobin Templeton, and Rebecca York.


Speakers begin at 1 p.m.

Arrive around 12:30 p.m.
to mingle, buy books, 
and have a snack.
4508 Walsh Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The meeting is free and open to the public, but PLEASE RSVP so we can ensure we set out enough chairs.

RSVP by email to barbgoffman [[at]] yahoo [[dot]] com by Friday, October 28th.

Of course, if you decide at the last minute to attend, we'd still love to see you.

Snacks, water, and soft drinks will be provided.

Below are some sandwich shops and restaurants within walking distance, where you can stop for lunch before the meeting begins.

Don Pollo of Bethesda (Peruvian food): 7007 Wisconsin Avenue. 301-652-0001

Fish Taco (Southwestern): 7015 Wisconsin Avenue. 301-652-0010

Stromboli Family Restaurant (pizza, pasta, and subs): 7023 Wisconsin Avenue. 301-986-1980

Moby Dick House of Kabob (Middle Eastern): 7027 Wisconsin Avenue. 301-654-1838

Golden City (Chinese): 7026 Wisconsin Avenue. 301-986-5140

PARKING: There is a large parking lot directly across from The Writer's Center, as well as a second lot one block north. Lot parking is free on the weekends. Street parking is metered.

Can't attend? You'll have another chance to hear from a different mix of chapter authors published this year at our December 3rd meeting at the Reston Library in Reston, VA. 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:  Susan O'Brien

Other Contacts

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



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Last updated: 5 October 2016