Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

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,
                        Reston, VA


Next Event:

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Presentation on K-9 Training

Speaker: Cat Warren


1840 Olney Road
Falls Church, VA  22043



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).
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

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


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Last updated: 23 August 2015