Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter

Next Event:
April 5, 2014


Speaker: Linda Ensign

Trying to design a new cover for your next book? Looking for ways to shorten the editing process on your e-books? Join us on April 5, 2014 at One More Page Bookstore in Arlington, VA, to get the skinny on how Photoshop can be used to design a catchy new book cover and what editing tricks will help get your e-book ready for publishing.

Linda Ensign is a writer with a strong technical background and is finishing her M.Ed. at Purdue. She's presented lectures and seminars on a variety of technical topics, including: how to set up free and low-cost websites, technology and design for small businesses, setting up and running a WordPress site, using Scrivner, using Photoshop to create book covers, and e-book formatting tricks.

Mingling & Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Short Meeting: 12:30 - 12:45 pm
Talk and Q&A: 12:45 - 1:30 pm


Members and $18 Non-Members  
(Or $10 Bring Your Own)

(All orders include a cookie and a cold drink.)

IMPORTANT: Our in-person payment policy is based on trust. Don't be a no-show/no-pay. Thank you!

* The Ladies Who Lunch - Open faced classic egg salad w/cucumber, watercress & fennel on olive bread -- plus chips

* The Neighborhooder - Marinated seared chicken breast w/provolone, arugula, basil mayo & heirloom tomato on sourdough -- plus chips

* Southwestern Style Chicken Salad - With spicy lemon grilled veggies & lime cilantro dressing (on the side)

* Veggie Sides -  A side salad (dressing on side), side of grilled veggies, and roll

Please RSVP to Becky Hutchison at:
bookgaia [at] comcast.net
by 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 3rd.


(Party Room)
2200 N Westmoreland St #101
Arlington, VA 22213


One More Page is located on the street level of the WestLee complex, near the intersection of I-66 and Lee Hwy. La Cote D'Or Restaurant, Le Marche Cafe and the Crescent are located across Westmoreland Street from One More Page.

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 US-29/VA-237/Lee Hwy. Take the 3rd left onto N Westmoreland St. 2200 N Westmoreland St is on the right.
From Montgomery County, MD and Points East: Follow Beltway West into Virginia. Take left I-66 exit. Follow I-66 East Directions.
I-66 East Directions: Take EXIT 69, toward Washington Blvd. Turn right at the first light onto Lee Highway. Turn left at the second light onto N Westmoreland. The store is shortly up the block on the right.
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
From Points West: Take I-66 East. Follow I-66 Directions
PARKING: Metered street parking is available as well as free parking in the garage behind the store. Please park in one of the spots marked for "Retail", press the bell by our back door, and we will welcome you to the store.

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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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.

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 2013

President: Cathy Wiley
Vice President:
Diane M. Davidson
Becky Hutchison
Treasurer: Donna Andrews

Committee Chairs

Program Chair: Becky Hutchison
Membership Chairs:
C. Ellett Logan and Donna Andrews
Field Trip Chair:  Diana Van Dyke
Publications Chair: Marcia Talley
Member Liaison:  Open

Other Contacts

Website and listserv coordinators: Donna Andrews & Becky Hutchison
Authors' Events Coordinator: Open


URL: http://www.chessiechapter.org
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Last updated: 25 March 2014