Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Dec 5, 2015 -    Chapter Authors Panel -
                        Reston Library, Reston, VA

Feb 6, 2016 -    Potential Chapter Write-In
                        NOVA's Loudon Campus, VA


Next Event:

Saturday, December 5, 2015


* Mystery Author Extravaganza *

- cosponsored by the -
11925 Bowman Town Drive
Reston, VA  20190


  12:45 pm - Mingle & have a snack
 @1:00 pm - Program begins          

The holidays are right around the corner. Come to our Mystery Author Extravaganza to spend time with your fellow book lovers, learning about new mystery/crime books and short stories published this year, and filling your holiday book-buying needs all at once. At our December meeting, 20 chapter authors will speak about their new books and stories. Booksellers from Mystery Loves Company will be there to sell books, and the authors will be ready to sign them. So come on down and support your chapter authors! We're having a different mix of authors than at the November meeting, so even if you came to that event, we hope you'll attend the December meeting, too.
Which authors will there? Donna Andrews, E.A. Aymar, Maya Corrigan, Ellen Crosby, Maddi Davidson, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Maureen Klovers, Claudia Lefeve, Clyde Linsley, Millie Mack, G.M. Malliet, Sujata Massey, Eileen McIntire, Susan O'Brien, Alan Orloff, Kathryn O'Sullivan, Josh Pachter, Colleen Shogan, and Art Taylor.
This event is FREE & open to the public,
- but -
 PLEASE RSVP so we can ensure the library sets out enough chairs. RSVP by email to: 
barbgoffman [at] yahoo [dot] com
no later than Friday, December 4th
Of course, if you decide to come at the last minute, we'd still love to see you! 
 If you want to go to lunch beforehand, there are many nearby options. About a quarter mile from the library is an On The Border at 11880 Spectrum Center. Reston Town Center is about a half mile from the library, and it has plenty of restaurants, as well as garage and street parking. Learn about its restaurants (and shops) here: Reston Town Center
DIRECTIONS:  (Google Maps info here)
From Maryland and points south and east: Take the Capital Beltway to the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267). Take exit 12 (Reston Parkway). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Reston Parkway. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Bowman Towne Drive. The library is about a quarter mile down, on your left.
From points west: Take the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267). Take exit 12 (Reston Parkway). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Reston Parkway. At the sixth traffic light, turn left onto Bowman Towne Drive. The library is about a quarter mile down, on your left.

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 2015

President: Marcia Talley
Vice President: Donna Andrews
Secretary: Barb Goffman
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


URL: http://www.chessiechapter.org
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Last updated: 16 November 2015