Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Dec 3, 2016 -    "SinC Authors' Panel" 
                          Reston Library, Reston VA

Next Event:

DECEMBER 3, 2016

Come Join Us for Our
Mystery Author Extravaganza!


The holidays are right around the corner. Here's a chance to spend time with fellow book lovers, learning about new mystery/crime books and picking some up as gifts. At our Mystery Author Extravaganza, 16 chapter authors will talk about their new books and short stories published this year.
Booksellers from Mystery Loves Company will be there to sell books, and the authors can sign them. It will be a great chance to pick up books for holiday gifts--for others as well as for yourself. We're having a different mix of authors than at the last meeting, so even if you came to that event, we hope you'll attend the December meeting in Virginia too.
Which authors will there?
Donna Andrews, E.A. Aymar, Maya Corrigan, Ellen Crosby, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Kim Kash, Eileen McIntire, Susan O'Brien, Alan Orloff, KM Rockwood, Colleen Shogan, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Art Taylor, and Robin Templeton.
Speakers begin at 1 p.m.

Arrive around 12:30 p.m.
to mingle, buy books, 
and have a snack.
The meeting is free and open to the public, but PLEASE RSVP so we can
ensure we set out enough chairs.

Please RSVP by email to
barbgoffman [at] yahoo [dot] com
no later than Friday, December 2nd.

Of course, if you decide at the last minute to attend, we'd still love to see you.

Snacks, water, and soft drinks will be provided.

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 here: http://www.restontowncenter.com/restaurants.html.
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 approximately 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 approximately 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 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:  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: 2 November 2016