About the Chapter

Click here to view Chapter Member Names and Website Addresses

MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER OFFICERS AND BOARD

President: Con Lehane
Vice-President: Art Taylor
Secretary: Meg Opperman
Treasurer: Aimee Hix

At large:Austin Camacho, Meredith Cole, Ellen Crosby, Barb Goffman, Kathryn Johnson, Clair Lamb, Clyde Linsley, Con Lehane, Quentin Peterson, Megan Plyler, Daniel Stashower, Marcia Talley, Art Taylor, Sandi Wilson.

Founding President: Noreen Wald

President: Con Lehane

Con Lehane’s next 42nd Street Library Mystery is scheduled for October 2019. The most recent entry, Murder in the Manuscript Room, was published in November 2017. Murder at the 42nd Street Library, the first book in the series, was published in April 2016. All are or will be published by Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press. Over the past decade, he’s also published three novels featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty, as well as stories in Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines. More about his books at www.conlehane.com. Over the years, he (Lehane that is) has been a college professor, union organizer, and labor journalist, and has tended bar at two dozen or so drinking establishments. He teaches fiction writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda and has been a member of MWA for two decades.

Back to Top

Vice-President: Art taylor

Art Taylor is the author of the story collection The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense and of the novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First NovelHe won the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for “English 398: Fiction Workshop,” originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and he has won three additional Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, three Macavity Awards, and three consecutive Derringer Awards for his short fiction. His work has also appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, and he edited Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, winner of the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. He is an associate professor of English at George Mason University.  https://arttaylorwriter.com/

Back to Top

Secretary: Meg Opperman

Meg Opperman’s story, “Twilight Ladies,” won the 2015 Best Short Story Derringer. She has had short stories published in EQMM, SHMM, BCMM, Weird Tales, and in various mystery anthologies. Meg (under a pen name) also writes the Starfig Investigations series. She is a cultural anthropologist and Africanist by training. A former Fulbright scholar, she has lived in Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe, but currently resides stateside. www.megopperman.com

Back to Top

Treasurer: Aimee Hix

Aimee Hix is the author of the Willa Pennington, PI series set in Fairfax County, VA. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. She retired after twenty years as a federal contractor and lives in VA with her family and several crazy dogs who feel a better use of her time is letting them in and out dozens of times per day rather than writing. https://www.aimeehix.com/

Back to Top

Founding President: Noreen Wald

From 2002 – 2006, Noreen Wald served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MWA. She is the author of two mystery series-the Jake O’Hara Ghostwriter series and writing as Nora Charles, the South Florida Senior Sleuth Series starring Kate Kennedy as a modern Ms. Marple. Noreen has taught writing classes at The Writer’s Center and the Smithsonian. Many of her students have been published. Noreen also served as Executive Vice President and Secretary for MWA’s National Board of Directors.

Back to Top