Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Apr 11, 2015 - "Bangs and Booms 101 - John Gilstrap

May 2015 -       No Meeting

Jun 6, 2015 -   "Prosecuting Federal Sex Crimes"-
                         Author & Former Prosecuting Attorney,
                         Allison Leotta

Jul 18, 2015 -   TBA

Aug 1, 2015 -    Field Trip to Nutshells (death scenes
                         dioramas) in Baltimore


Next Event:   April 11, 2015


SPEAKER:  John Gilstrap 

Fiction readers are getting more sophisticated all the time, and it's a writer's job to get the details right. Enter our speaker, John Gilstrap, a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. He'll bring his thirty-plus years of experience as a firefighter, EMT, safety engineer, and hazardous-materials specialist with a lively, interactive session to teach the basics of projectile ballistics and explosives, including how they do the damage they do. Gilstrap's presentation also will address: What actually happens when someone gets shot or stabbed? Do silencers really work? What's the difference between a fire, a deflagration, and a detonation? And many other questions. (Beware: this presentation contains graphic imagery.)

Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve thriller novels, including his most recent, End Game, and the forthcoming Against All Enemies, scheduled for publication in July. Gilstrap also has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean, and Thomas Harris. He is contracted to write and co-produce the film adaptation of his book Six Minutes to Freedom. A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense-writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution.

Don't miss a fascinating and useful presentation on things that go bang and boom.
Mingling and lunch from noon to 12:20 p.m.
Program starts at 12:20 p.m.     
LUNCH: We invite you to bring your own lunch. Cookies, soda, and water will be provided. If you'd like to buy a take-out lunch from a nearby merchant, choices include:

Yayla Bistro, a Mediterranean restaurant directly across the street from the bookstore.

La Cote D'or, a French restaurant at the corner of Westmoreland Street and Lee Highway.

COST: The cost to attend is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Payment by check (made out to Sisters in Crime) will be taken at the door. Cash also will be accepted, but a check is preferred.

Please email Diane Davidson at dianemdavidson@verizon.net (that's dianemdavidson AT Verizon DOT net) no later than 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9th. Since this is a bring-your-own-lunch event, walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to RSVP so we can ensure we have enough chairs set out and bring enough drinks and cookies.
Payment by check made out to:
Sisters in Crime will be taken at the door.
*Cash also will be accepted, but a check
is preferred.*
For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather,
check this website -or- the Listserv -or- email Donna Andrews at:
donna [at] donnaandrews [dot] com
One More Page
2200 N Westmoreland St #101
Arlington, VA 22213
(703) 300-9746

From Reagan National Airport area: Take the George Washington Pkwy N. Exit onto I-395 S toward Richmond. Take Exit 8B (VA-110 N/Jefferson Davis Hwy). Merge onto I-66 W toward Front Royal/Dulles Airport. Take Exit 69, Sycamore Street toward Falls Church. Take the 1st left onto Lee Hwy. Take the 3rd left onto N Westmoreland St. The bookstore is soon on the right.

From Montgomery County and Points East: Take the Beltway West into Virginia. Take I-66 East. Then follow the I-66 East directions.

I-66 East Directions: Take Exit 69, toward Washington Blvd. Turn right at the first light onto Lee Highway. Go one block. Turn left at the light onto N Westmoreland. The store is soon on the right.

From Points West: Take I-66 East. See above.

From Points South: Take I-95. Take exit 170B onto I-495 N toward Tysons Corner. Exit onto I-66 E via Exit 49B toward Washington. Follow I-66 East directions.

PARKING: Metered street parking is available as well as limited free parking in the garage behind the bookstore. Please park in one of the spots marked for "Retail" and press the bell by One More Page's back door.

SPREAD THE WORD: Our meetings are open to the public. Please share this announcement with others who love mysteries, as a writer or reader or both.



Chesapeake Crimes

The fifth volume of the Chesapeake Crimes series, "This Job is Murder," is now available for purchase.
The anthology, published by Wildside Press, features short stories by:

Donna Andrews
David Autry
Jill M. Breslau
Karen Cantwell
Leone Ciporin
E.B. Davis
Barb Goffman
Ellen Herbert
Smita Harish Jain
C. Ellett Logan
Shari Randall
Harriette Sackler
Art Taylor
Cathy Wiley

Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley were the coordinating editors. The members of the editorial panel were Ellen Crosby, Sandra Parshall, and Dan Stashower.

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'


More information and how to order.



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: 14 February 2015