The Chesapeake Chapter usually holds a monthly meeting with a speaker on the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a holiday, venue scheduling, or convention conflict. Occasionally, the chapter offers a field trip or special event instead of a meeting. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.  You will receive an email notice in advance of the meeting, along with a registration form and menu choice (if applicable). To reserve your place at a meeting, follow the directions as stated on the email notice or on the meeting’s announcement on this website. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend (unless otherwise noted).



Saturday, December 2, 2023
Presentation: 1:00 pm
Authors signings: Following presentation

Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, Virginia  20190-3306

(When you enter the library, make an immediate right, go to the end of the hallway, then turn right again. The room will be on the left.)

It’s time for our annual Mystery Author Extravaganza in Virginia! Come hear 20 chapter authors talk about their new crime/mystery books and short stories published this year!

You won’t want to miss these speakers: Donna Andrews, E. A. Aymar, Kathleen Bailey, Kathryn Prater Bomey, Karen Cantwell, Maya Corrigan, Barb Goffman, Jeffrey James Higgins, Libby Klein, Tara Laskowski, Jane Limprecht, Paula Mays, Adam Meyer, Josh Pachter, Jacque Rosman/Jacqueline Corcoran, Daphne Silver, Shannon Taft, Art Taylor, Cathy Wiley, and Stacy Woodson.

Come early to mingle and buy these authors’ books from our sponsoring bookstore, Scrawl Books. The speakers will start at 1 p.m. and should continue for a little more than an hour. They’ll then be available to sign your books. This will be a great opportunity for holiday book shopping. Books make great gifts!

The meeting is free and open to the public, but you have to attend to see the speakers. No registration is required. Just be sure to put it on your calendar!

Some restaurants within a mile of the library, where you can have lunch beforehand:

  • On The Border: 11880 Spectrum Center, Reston. 571-485-7929
  • Not Your Average Joe’s: 1845 Fountain Drive, Reston. 571-234-8200
  • Silver Diner: 11951 Killingsworth Avenue, Reston. 703-742-0801

Reston Town Center, about a half mile from the library, also has plenty of restaurants, as well as garage and street parking. Learn more here:

We hope to see you there!



** Watch this space for upcoming author events. **