Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Jul 9, 2016 -       Bloggers Panel
Dru Ann Love of dru's book musings 
Kristopher Zgorski of BOLO Books

Aug  , 2016 -     Cookout/Potluck - Sherry's House TBA

Sep 10, 2016 -    Publishing Contracts & Negotiations
                           Dan Steven, Publishing Attorney

Oct 1, 2016 -      Karna Small Bodman

Nov 5, 2016 -     SinC Authors Panel - Columbia, MD

Dec 3, 2016 -     SinC Authors Panel - Reston, VA


Next Event:

JULY 9, 2016

Panelists:  Dru Ann Love of dru's book musings 
                      Kristopher Zgorski of BOLO Books 
Mystery readers, how do you discover new books to add to your TBR pile? Mystery writers, how do you get your own books discovered by those readers?

Today's world is saturated with information at every turn, and the landscape for critical commentary is rapidly shifting: shrinking coverage of books in newspapers and magazines on the one hand and a rising chorus of reader-based reviews at Goodreads, Amazon and other websites on the other. In the midst of these sea changes and this information overload crime fiction bloggers serve an increasingly important role - as voices of authority on the mystery world, keeping in balance their roles as keen-eyed critics and as book advocates, commenting on and celebrating new books and new authors in equal measure.

On Saturday, July 9, Sisters in Crime welcomes two distinguished book bloggers - Dru Ann Love of dru's book musings and Kristopher Zgorski of BOLO Books - to talk both about their work online and about their writing opportunities in other publications. Here at mid-year, they'll also share with us some favorite books of 2016 so far and others on the horizon ahead!

Here's more information on our panelists:

Dru Ann Love is owner/writer at dru's book musings (http://drusbookmusing.com) and at her daytime situation is a market research analyst. A New Yorker, born and bred, Dru Ann is an avid reader, writes poetry, quilts and loves attending mystery fan conventions with readers and authors. Dru Ann is honored that her musings will appear in Crimespree Magazine. Dru Ann may not be a writer, but her name has appeared in several cozy titles. 

Book reviewer Kristopher Zgorski is an avid reader who presently works as a Production Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University Press located in Baltimore, Maryland, and is also the founder of the crime fiction book review blog BOLO Books (http://www.bolobooks.com). 
His reviews regularly appear in Deadly Pleasures Magazine, Crimespree Magazine, and on the UK-based e-zine, SHOTS UK. Kristopher is a firm believer that there is a reader for every book and book for every reader.


Check-in:  Noon

Lunch:  12:20 pm

Presentation follows lunch



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1. Chicken Piccata

2. Eggplant Parmigiana (vegetarian)

3. Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce(vegetarian)

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 no later than Wednesday, July 6th.**
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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: 14 June 2016