Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Sep 10, 2016 -    Publishing Contracts & Negotiations
                            Dan Steven, Publishing Attorney

Oct 1, 2016 -      Karna Small Bodman

Oct 29, 2016 -     SinC Authors Panel - Columbia, MD
              **NOTE DATE CHANGE**

Dec 3, 2016 -     SinC Authors Panel - Reston, VA


Next Event:

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016


Dan Steven
Publishing & Media Attorney

Please join us on September 10 when Dan Steven, publishing and media attorney, will be our guest speaker, sharing his knowledge and experience with publishing contracts and negotiations.

Dan Steven devotes a large part of his practice to publishing law, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. His clients include book, magazine, newspaper, audio, video and electronic publishers, authors, agents,  designers, artists and photographers, and any business with intellectual property assets and issues, including health care professionals and entities.

He serves as Chair of the Contracts and Grievances Committee of the Mystery Writers of America, and is the organization's monthly columnist. He has been a newsletter and book editor, and is the former publisher of AlignMark Information Publishing, a division of Thomson Reuters. He also served as publisher and Vice President of a venture capital funded Internet startup.

As a freelance writer, he has contributed to both Writer's Digest and The Writer. He is the author of four books: Final Remedy (HarperCollins, 1996 (novel),Clinical Trials (HarperCollins, 1998)(novel), Health Care Practice Management (Warren Gorham Lamont, 1995) and The Street Smart Writer (Nomad Press, 2006)(co-author).


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


Check-in: Noon
Lunch: 12:20 pm
Presentation follows lunch



$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,
September 7th.**

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!


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).

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

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


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Last updated: 28  August 2016