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2009-2010 Board of Directors
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Marcia Talley 

Marcia Talley is the Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Without a Grave and seven previous mystery novels featuring breast cancer survivor and sleuth, Hannah Ives. Marcia is also author/editor of two star-studded collaborative novels, Naked Came the Phoenix and I’d Kill for That. Her short stories appear in more than a dozen collections. She lives in Annapolis, MD, with a husband who loves to sail and a cat who doesn’t.

Cathy Pickens 
Vice President 

Cathy Pickens’ first novel, Southern Fried, won the St. Martin’s Malice Domestic Award for Best Traditional Mystery and was a finalist for Romantic Times Best New Mystery. She is an attorney, a founding board member of the Mecklenburg Forensic Medicine Program, and a business professor. She lives in Charlotte.

Mary Saums 

Mary Saums' new series stars two gun-toting 60something ladies, Jane Thistle and Phoebe Twigg. They made their debut in Thistle and Twigg, a finalist for the 2008 SIBA Award for Fiction, presented by the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association. The second book, Mighty Old Bones, was a Romantic Times Top Pick. Mary is an award-winning poet and short story writer and former recording engineer. She lives in Nashville.

Kathryn Wall 

Kathryn R. Wall is the author of Covenant Hall and eight previous Bay Tanner mysteries set in the Low Country of South Carolina.The Mercy Oak, released in 2008, was a Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance nominee for fiction. A former accountant and Ohio native, Kathy lives with her husband on Hilton Head Island.

Jim Huang 
Bookstore Liaison 

Jim Huang is an editor, bookseller and publisher, and he also often writes about the mystery genre. He is the co-chair of Bouchercon 2009, the 40th annual World Mystery Convention. A New York native and a graduate of Swarthmore College, he lives in Carmel, IN, with his wife Jennie Jacobson and their two daughters.

Mary Boone 
Library Liaison 

Mary Callahan Boone is a life-long reader of mysteries. She's a transplanted Southerner who lives in Bowling Green, OH, with her husband, three cats, and two dogs. She has worked at the Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green since 1997. Her time at the library is split between working at the Reference Desk and as the library’s PR coordinator. One of the very best parts of her job is bringing writers—especially mystery writers—to the library. “There is absolutely nothing better than for a library user to tell me they have been reading a mystery author because they met her at the library and that they can’t wait for her next book to come out!” Visit Mary’s library at

Nancy Martin 
At Large 

Nancy Martin wrote more than 40 romance novels before turning to her real passion—murder mysteries. Her first mystery, How to Murder a Millionaire, was nominated for an Agatha and launched the Blackbird Sisters mystery series. In 2009, Romantic Timesmagazine awarded her a Lifetime Achievement award for amateur sleuth mysteries. She lives in Pittsburgh and blogs at The Lipstick Chronicles.

Nadia Gordon (aka Julianne Balmain) 
Monitoring Project Liaison 

Nadia Gordon is the author of the Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery series, including Sharpshooter (featured in the California Center for the Book documentary Mysterious California), Death by the GlassMurder Alfresco, and Lethal Vintage, all from Chronicle Books. Writing under her real name, Julianne Balmain, she is the author of numerous books on sex, travel and generally having a good time. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chapter Liason 

Sandra Parshall is probably best known to SinC members as one of the original moderators of the national listserv. She continues to contribute to the listserv by coordinating and moderating Mentor Monday along with Leslie Budewitz. Sandy is the author ofThe Heat of the MoonDisturbing the Dead, and the March 2010 release Broken

Judy Clemens 
Past President 

Judy Clemens is the Anthony and Agatha-nominated author of the Grim Reaper and Stella Crown mystery series. An alum of Goshen College’s theater program, she has lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Florida, Illinois and now in a farmhouse in Ohio. She and her husband are enthusiastic Harley-Davidson riders.

Public Relations 

Ellen Hart is the author of 25 crime novels. She is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery and a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction. Entertainment Weekly named her one of the “101 Movers and Shakers in the Gay Entertainment Industry.” For the past 13 years, Ellen has taught mystery writing through the The Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation. She has been an active member of SinC for 20

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