MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER OFFICERS AND BOARD
Program, Rick Pullen and Patrick Hyde
Newsletter, Pat Remick
Conference, Aimee Hix
Scholarship, Rick Pullen
Election, Barb Goffman
President: Marcia Talley
Marcia Talley is the Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Disco Dead and eighteen previous novels featuring Maryland sleuth, Hannah Ives. She is editor/author of two collaborative serial novels, Naked Came the Phoenix and I’d Kill For That. Her short stories appear in more than a dozen collections. Marcia is past-president of Sisters in Crime, Inc. and has served on the MWA-MA board in various capacities since its founding in 2003.
Vice-President: John Copenhaver
John Copenhaver’s historical crime novel, Dodging and Burning, won the 2019 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel and garnered Anthony, Strand Critics, Barry, and Lambda Literary Award nominations. His second historical mystery, The Savage Kind (Pegasus), was published October 2021. Copenhaver writes a crime fiction review column for Lambda Literary called “Blacklight,” cohosts on the House of Mystery Radio Show, and is the six-time recipient of Artist Fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia and currently lives in Richmond, VA with his husband, artist Jeffery Paul.
Secretary: Leone Ciporin
Leone Ciporin‘s short stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s World, Mystery Weekly, Black Cat Mystery Magazine and several mystery anthologies. When she’s not writing mysteries, Leone works as a manager in an insurance company’s law department, which is more interesting than it sounds. Leone lives in Charlottesville, Va.
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.
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.