|WELCOME TO THE CHESAPEAKE CHAPTER OF SISTERS IN CRIME|
Available from the publisher, as well as from:
Upcoming Chapter Authors' Events
Tuesday, March 28
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna VA
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Getting Started as a Mystery Writer:
Panel and Signing with Maya Corrigan, Barb Goffman, Tara Laskowski, Alan Orloff, and Laura Ellen Scott.
These Chesapeake mystery writers will share their experiences and insights. Join us to hear excerpts from new and forthcoming works. Get your own questions answered about plotting and publishing YOUR work. Books available for sale. Adults. Teens.
Saturday, April 1
Positano Restaurante, Bethesda, MD
Time: Check in/Social 12:00 pm
Lunch around 12:20 pm
Speaker presentation after lunch
Animal Fighting Issues - Emily Hovermale
Emily Hovermale is the Maryland State Director for the Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. The HSUS and their affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and professionalizes the field through education and training for local organizations. The HSUS is driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade. Emily is a professional community organizer, earning her Masters in Social Action and Community Development from the University of Maryland and has been working in the field of government relations for the past seven years. She is a lifelong animal advocate and supporter of local animal shelters and rescues.
Emily's talk will focus on the work of The Humane Society of the United States specifically as it relates to partnerships with law enforcement to investigate illegal animal cruelty, targeting the worst cases of animal abuse nationwide. The HSUS Animal Rescue Team has a long and successful track record with prosecutors, judges and law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies across the country call upon The HSUS to assist with the investigation and prosecution of every type of animal abuse--from individual situations of neglect and abuse, to cockfighting or dogfighting operations, to abusive, illegal puppy mill operations and to large-scale animal cruelty situations such as animal hoarding. With decades of successful prosecutions under our belt, The HSUS is dedicated to seeing each criminal case through from its inception to resolution.
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 2017
President: Sherry Harris
Program Chairs: Donna Andrews and Art Taylor
Website Coordinators: Donna Andrews & Becky Hutchison