MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA

MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER

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MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER OFFICERS AND BOARD


President: Donna Andrews
Vice-President: Kathryn Johnson
Secretary: Barb Goffman
Treasurer: Alan Orloff

At large: Meredith Cole, Carla Coupe, Ellen Crosby, Clyde Linsley, Kathy Lorr, Con Lehane, Megan Plyler, Daniel Stashower, Marcia Talley, Art Taylor, Sandi Wilson.

Founding President: Noreen Wald

President: Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews serves as President of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Her hobbies include books, movies, gardening, amateur photography, computer and strategy games, and practical research on procrastination--though she obviously needs remedial work on the procrastination front: The Hen of the Baskervilles (Minotaur, July 2012) and Duck the Halls (Minotaur, October 2012) are her nineteenth and twentieth books published since 1999.. (president@mwa-ma.org)

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Vice-President: Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson, founder of Write by You (www.writebyyou.com), an author’s mentoring service located near Washington, D.C., writes under her own name as well as Mary Hart Perry and others. Over forty of her novels have sold to major publishers. The Secret of the Red Flame, a novel for young readers, was an Agatha Award finalist. A popular conference speaker, she also has served as judge on the Edgar Awards Committee. (vp@mwa-ma.org)

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Secretary: Barb Goffman

Barb Goffman's published fiction has all been in the short-story realm. Her stories mostly focus on families, because the people you know best are the ones you'll most likely want to kill. She's been nominated for the Agatha Award four times and for the Anthony and Macavity awards once each. In her spare time Barb serves as  program chair of Malice *Domestic. She's an avid reader and a doting mom of a very cute dog. Her short stories have been collected in Don't Get Mad, Get Even (Wildside 2013). (secretary@mwa-ma.org)

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Treasurer: Alan Orloff

Before Alan Orloff stepped off the corporate merry-go-round, he had an eclectic (some might say disjointed) career. As an engineer, he worked on nuclear submarines, supervised assembly workers in factories, facilitated technology transfer from the Star Wars program, and learned to stack washing machines three high in a warehouse with a forklift. His mysteries include Diamonds for the Dead (Midnight Ink, 2010) and two books in the Last Laff mystery series, Killer Routine (Midnight Ink, 2011) and Deadly Campaign (Midnight Ink 2012). As Zak Allen, he has also published The Taste, First Time Killer, and Ride-Along. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children. (treasurer@mwa-ma.org)

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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.

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