Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Jun 4, 2016 -     "What Happens in Hollywood, Doesn't
                            Stay in Hollywood" - Maya Corrigan,
                            Sherry Harris, Meg Opperman, Marcia
                           Talley - Positano's, Bethesda MD

Jul  9, 2016 -     TBA


Next Event:

JUNE 4, 2016

What Happens In Hollywood Doesn't Stay in Hollywood
PANELISTS:  Mary Ann Corrigan, Sherry Harris, Meg Opperman & Marcia Talley
Do you hanker to see your novel on the big screen? Have you ever wondered how to pitch to Hollywood executives? What are they looking for and how do you approach them?
Join us as Mary Ann Corrigan, Sherry Harris, Meg Opperman & Marcia Talley share what they learned at the Sisters in Crime ADAPTING TO HOLLYWOOD conference. Topics include the adaptation process from a screenwriter's point of view, how to get past the gatekeepers, what actors/producers are looking for, and advice from deal-makers. Don't miss this opportunity to find out how stories get from page to screen!
Mary Ann "Maya" Corrigan writes the FIVE-INGREDIENT MYSTERIES, with her latest book, FINAL FONDUE, scheduled for release in June. Sherry Harris, our current chapter president, is the author of the SARAH WINSTON GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES, the most recent of which, ALL MURDERS FINAL, launched in April. Meg Opperman's "Twilight Ladies" won the 2016 Derringer Award for Best Short Story. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies including ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE and SHERLOCK HOMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Marcia Talley is a past president of both national and local Sisters in Crime, and she is the award-winning author of the HANNAH IVES MYSTERIES. Her fourteenth novel, DAUGHTER OF ASHES, was released last September. In addition, they are all contributing authors to our chapter's award-winning CHESAPEAKE CRIMES anthologies.


4948 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD  20814
301-654-1717 - www.epositano.com


$25 Members          $28 Non-Members


1. Chicken Piccata

2. Eggplant Parmigiana (vegetarian)

3. Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce(vegetarian)

**Please RSVP to Becky Hutchison at
bookgaia [at] comcast [dot] net
 no later than Wednesday, June 1st.**
 IMPORTANT: Make your check out to: SISTERS IN CRIME 
and bring it with you to the restaurant. Our in-person payment policy is based on trust. Don't be a no-show/no-pay. Thank you!
WEATHER:  For cancellation or postponement due to inclement weather, check the chapter website (www.chessiechapter.org), or the Listserv, or email Donna Andrews at: donna [at] donnaandrews [dot] com
PARKING: Metered street parking is available. Bethesda also has multiple parking garages that are free on Saturdays. The two closest garages are located at 7730 Woodmont Avenue (with entrances on Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road) and 4935 St. Elmo Avenue (with entrances on St. Elmo Avenue and Cordell Avenue).

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


URL: http://www.chessiechapter.org
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Last updated: 18 May 2016