Networking, Reconnecting and Fun
Tuesday, November 12, National Press Club
Join us on Tuesday, November 12, for drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the National Press Club, the new location for meetings of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
When? Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
Where? National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
How much? $15, payable by check at the door to Mystery Writers of America, good for food and one (1) drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available.
The Press Club is two blocks from the Metro Center stop — take the 13 Street exit to 13th and G, then walk to 14th & F. If you’re driving, parking is available at the PMI parking garage at 1325 G Street NW — bring your parking ticket to the meeting for a chance to win free parking. At the Press Club, take the elevator to the 13th floor and ask the receptionist to direct you to the MWA meeting.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Congratulations & Best Wishes Too!
At Thrillerfest this summer, Alan Orloff won the Thriller Award for Best E-Book Original for Pray for the Innocent. Hooray!
More awards are still to be announced ahead at Bouchercon, with several chapter members honored as finalists:
- John Copenhaver’s Dodging and Burning is a finalist for the Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel.
- Barb Goffman’s “Bug Appetit” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a finalist for the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Short Story.
- Aimee Hix’s What Doesn’t Kill You is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel.
- Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill is a finalist for the Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery (one of the Macavity Awards) and for the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel.
- Art Taylor’s “English 398: Fiction Workshop” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a finalist for the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Short Story.
Congratulations to all!
Recent & Forthcoming from Chapter Members
Much to celebrate with recent and forthcoming works by our chapter members—perfect for holiday shopping ahead!
- Donna Andrews:
- Maya Corrigan, Crypt Suzette: A Five-Ingredient Mystery (August)
- Ellen Crosby, The Angel’s Share (November)
- John French, The Santa Heist and Other Christmas Stories with Patrick Thomas (September)
- Sherry Harris, Sell Low, Sweet Harriet (December)
- Cheryl Head, Judge Me When I’m Wrong (October)
- Tim Holland, The Murder of Amos Dunn (Fall)
- Mary Ellen Hughes, A Curio Killing: A Keepsake Cove Mystery (September)
- Tara Laskowski, One Night Gone (October)
- Con Lehane, Murder Off the Page: A 42nd Street Library Mystery (November)
- Bill Rapp, The Budapest Escape (November)
- Fred Rexrod, Whiz Tanner and the Olympic Snow Caper (August)
- Shawn Reilly Simmons, Murder on the Chopping Block (September)
- LynDee Walker, Leave No Stone (November)
- Erica Wright, Famous in Cedarville (October)
- Rebecca York, Fire on the Moon (August)
Terns of Endearment (August)
Owl Be Home For Christmas (October)
- William Ade: “No Secrets for the Dead,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
- Barb Goffman, “Alex’s Choice,” Crime Travel: Tales of Mystery and Crime Travel, edited by Barb Goffman (December)
- Adam Meyer:
“Sitting Shiver,” Nightscript (October)
“Murderabilia,” The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories (October)
“Mrs. Montgomery,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories (November)
“The Fourteenth Floor,” Crime Travel (December)
- Alan Orloff:
“Afterward,” Flash Bang Mysteries (October)
“Ward’s Cleaver,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
- Josh Pachter:
“The Secret Lagoon,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (September/October)
“The Poet Who Locked Himself In” by Anne van Doorn (translated), EQMM (September/October)
“The Two-Body Problem,” Mystery Weekly (October)
“The Yellow Rose of Texas,” The Eyes of Texas (October)
“When You Sue, You Begin With Do, Ray, Me,” Denim, Diamonds, and Death: Bouchercon Anthology 2019 (October)
“The Final Stage” by Ingrid Oonincx (translated), EQMM (November/December)
- Verena Rose: “Death in the Boston Vigilance Committee,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
- Harriette Sackler: “If I Should Die,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
- Brenda Seabrooke, “What Love Is,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
- Shawn Reilly Simmons, “Stolen Moments,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
- Art Taylor, “Hard Return,” Crime Travel (December)
- Cathy Wiley, “And Then There Were Paradoxes,” Crime Travel (December)