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Future Meetings

Oct 1, 2016 -    "The Day Reagan was Shot & Tales                                        of the White House in Crisis"                                                   - Karna Small Bodman

Oct 29, 2016 -  "SinC Authors' Panel"                                                             Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD
               **NOTE DATE & VENUE CHANGE**

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

OTHER EVENTS W/ MEMBERS OF CHAPTER

Sep 27, 2016    SinC Mystery Writing Panel
                         FALL FOR THE BOOK FESTIVAL
                         GMU, Fairfax VA
                                  http://fallforthebook.org/schedule/
             ** SEE INFO IN BOTTOM LEFT COLUMN **

Next Event:

OCTOBER 1, 2016

 

THE DAY REAGAN WAS SHOT
THE WHITE HOUSE IN CRISIS
 
 
Karna Small Bodman
 
Karna Small Bodman is the author of four published international thrillers that have hit "#1 in Thrillers" on Amazon and won several awards. She has also written the first in a Romantic Suspense series, Affairs of Statea fifth thriller, Trust but Verify, and two children's picture books.
 
Her novels have been described by, among others, Lee Child as "Gripping and Authentic," by Nelson DeMille as "Frightening with the crystal ring of truth," by Tess Gerritsen as "High stakes thrillers," and by Christopher Reich as "Smart, slick, and exciting as hell."
 
These stories were inspired by Karna's six years serving in The White House, first as Deputy Press Secretary, later as Senior Director and Spokesman for the National Security Council where she was the highest-ranking woman on the White House staff.
 
She also was on the air for 15 years as a TV Reporter and Anchor in San Francisco and Washington, DC and did political commentary for the ABC Network in New York. Please visit her website: www.karnabodman.com
 
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POSITANO RISTORANT
4948 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-654-1717 -www.epositano.com
 

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

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MEAL CHOICES

$25 Members        $28 Non-Members

1. Chicken Piccata
 
2. Eggplant Parmigiana (vegetarian)
 
3. Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce (vegetarian)
 
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** Please RSVP to Becky Hutchison at
bookgaia [at] comcast [dot] net
no later than Wednesday, September 28th.**
 
 
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!

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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

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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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September 25

4:00 - 5:15 pm

SISTERS IN CRIME: MYSTERY WRITERS PANEL

Sherwood Center, Rehearsal Room

This year's FALL FOR THE BOOK runs from Sunday, September 25 to Friday, September 30, 2016. Events are at George Mason University's Fairfax Campus and at other locations throughout Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

SinC and MWA members might be especially interested in the Sisters in Crime-Mystery Writers Panel on September 25. Three regional chapters of Sisters in Crime join forces to discuss--and celebrate!--their recent anthologies of mystery fiction: Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (from the Chesapeake Chapter) and Virginia is for Mysteries, Volume 2 (from the Central and Southeastern Virginia Chapters). Editors and contributors include Donna Andrews, Diane Davidson (half of the writing duo Maddi Davidson), Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, and Art Taylor, who will moderate the panel. Sisters in Crime is a national organization whose mission is "to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers."


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: 6 September 2016