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2010-2011 Board of Directors
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Cathy Pickens 

Home: Charlotte NC 
Body of Work: “Southern Fried” and Charleston mysteries 
Awards: St. Martin’s Malice Domestic Award for Best New Traditional Mystery 
Little Known Fact: I once was an award-winning clogger (Southern Appalachian square dancing) before I tore my knee (or got too old ...).

 Vice President 

Home: Albany, NY


Home: St. Peter MN 
Body of Work: The Anni Koskinen series, On Edge 
Little Known Fact: When I lived in Saudi Arabia, I was an undocumented worker (a librarian without a work permit).

Kathryn Wall 

Home: Hilton Head SC 
Body of Work: The Bay Tanner mysteries and stand-alone titles 
Awards: Islander’s Favorite Author (2005, Pat Conroy finished third) 
Little Known Fact: I really wanted to be a ballerina, but I never got tall enough.

Sandra Parshall 
Chapter Liason 

Home: McLean VA 
Body of Work: The Rachel Goddard mysteries 
Awards: Agatha for Best First Novel, The Heat of the Moon 
Little Known Fact: I am a cat thief, twice over. On two occasions when I was younger, my love of animals drove me to steal kittens from people who were neglecting them. I kept one and found the other a& loving home. One was a white kitten I named Mary, who is mentioned in Broken Places

Ellen Hart 

Home: Minneapolis MN 
Body of Work: The Jane Lawless series and the Sophie Greenway series —26 titles 
Awards: Five Lambda Literary Awards/Best Lesbian Mystery, three Minnesota Book Awards/Best Popular Fiction, three Golden Crown Literary Awards/Lesbian Mystery, the 2010 Trailblazer Award, given by the GCLS, Saints & Sinners official Literary Saint, Alice B. Readers Appreciation Medal 
Little Known Fact: I love to listen to audio books and color.

Jim Huang 
Bookstore Liaison 

Home: Mt. Vernon OH 
Body of Work: Mystery Muses: 100 Classics That Inspire Today's Mystery Writers and They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Under Appreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels. Essays, articles and other contributions to various websites and books. 
Awards: Four Anthonys, two Agathas, two Macavites, and a few others. I've been very fortunate; all awards are special. 
Little Known Fact: I'm a big fan of the New York Giants.

Mary Boone 
Library Liaison 

Home: Bowling Green OH 
Body of Work: I'm happy to be a reader, and lucky that, as a librarian, I get paid to turn readers on to books—especially those by SinC members. 
Little Known Fact: I wrote some really bad short stories featuring the Beatles when I was in the sixth grade.

Monitoring Coordinator 

Home: Herndon VABody of Work: Short stories 
Awards: Agatha nominations for "Murder at Sleuthfest;" and "The Worst Noel" 
Little Known Fact: I won $30 at Bingo when I was four years old. Love Bingo!

Nancy Martin 

Home: Pittsburg PA 
Body of Work: Among nearly 50 popular fiction books, I have written the Blackbird Sisters Mystery series and the Roxy Abruzzo series. 
Awards: Romantic Times lifetime achievement and best first mystery. Agatha nominee. 
Little Known Fact: I've been writing and publishing for 30 years, have had 10 editors, three agents, and five publishers. And still, I learn something about writing and our business every day.


Home: North of England 
Body of Work: The Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, and the Tony hill and Carol Jordan series, stand-alone novels, numerous short stories, and A Suitable Job for a Woman 
Awards: CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger 2010 in recognition of more than 20 years' work, numerous Gold Daggers, two Edgars, two Anthonys, The New York Times' Notable Book of the Year, Macavity, Lambda, Dilys, Scotland Magazine's Icon of Scotland, Sherlock, Barry, and many others. 
Little Known FactReport for Murder was the first novel with a lesbian protagonist officially published in Russia.

Marcia Talley 
Past President 

Home: Annapolis MD 
Body of Work: The Hannah Ives series and short stories 
Awards: Malice Domestic grant, Romantic Times Best Contemporary Mystery, Agatha Award, Anthony Award, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (Literary Merit) 
Little Known Fact: I spend three months of each year living on an antique sailboat in the Bahamas with a husband who loves to sail and a cat that doesn't.

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