Sep 12, 2015 - Cat Warren, author, WHAT THE DOG
KNOWS - K9 training
Sep 27-Oct 3, 2015 -
SinC at Fall for the Book
(Various times & locations)
Nov 7, 2015 - Chapter Authors Panel,
Columbia Library, Columbia, MD
Dec 5, 2015 - Chapter Authors Panel, Reston Library,
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Presentation on K-9 Training
Speaker: Cat Warren
1840 Olney Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
* PICNIC BEGINS AT NOON *
Working dogs. We see and hear about them everywhere, from assisting people with disabilities, to sniffing out drugs and bombs, to finding lost children, fugitives, and even the dead. But how does a dog become a working dog? How are they trained, and how do they work day to day? Join us at our Saturday, September 12th picnic meeting to find out. Working-dog expert Cat Warren, author of the New York Times bestseller What the Dog Knows, will share her knowledge about these special dogs, including how she trained her late dog Solo to be a cadaver dog and the training she's started with her new puppy.
This will be a joint meeting of our chapter and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. We'll meet in a covered pavilion close to (visible from) the parking area at Olney Park in Falls Church, Virginia. The parking lot isn't that large, so we encourage carpooling. Feel free to bring your dog, as long as he or she is friendly and leashed. Given that there is limited seating in the pavilion, you may want to bring a lawn chair if you have one.
Please join us for what we hope will be a fun and informative event, as well as a wonderful way to cap off the summer.
LUNCH: We'll provide lunch (grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chips, some other sides, a dessert or two, soda, and water).
COST: THIS EVENT IS FREE!!
RESERVATIONS: Because our space is limited, we are limiting attendance to members of both chapters and their families. To ensure we have enough food, please let us know if you plan to attend and how many people will be in your party. Either email or call Denise Camacho no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, September 10th.
**If you'd prefer a veggie burger, please let her know so we'll be sure to have enough.**
Denise's email address is:
dbcamacho [at] hotmail [dot] com
Denise's phone: 571-296-7934
** If you RSVP by email, you should receive a response within a couple of days. If you don't receive a confirmation, please email Denise again to ensure your email was received. **
WEATHER: The event should occur rain or shine.
In case of extreme bad weather, check to see if we are canceling via:
- or -
Emailing Donna Andrews at:
donna [at] donnaandrews [dot] com
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:
Shaun Taylor Bevins
Rosemary and Larry Mild
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
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
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 2015
President: Marcia Talley
Vice President: Donna Andrews
Secretary: Barb Goffman
Treasurer: Diane M. Davidson
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
Website Coordinators: Donna Andrews & Becky Hutchison
Listserv Coordinator: Donna Andrews
Authors' Events Coordinator: Open