March 12, 2018

Our next meeting will be at the Greenbrier Library on Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake on Monday, March 12, at 6 p.m.

Please plan to attend this Publishing Panel to hear Sally Parrott’s talk on Self-Publishing, Ken Wingate and Judy Morgan’s discussion of ZINE – DIY Publishing, and Teresa Inge’s talk on Traditional Publishing.

See you then!



Monday, February 12

Our next meeting will be at the Greenbrier Library on Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake on Monday, February 12, at 6 p.m.

We will present “To Tell a Lie,” with moderator Cindy Lane and panelists Allie Marie, Sally Parrott, & Teresa Inge.

This will be a fun, interactive panel based on the legendary show “To Tell the Truth.”

January 8, 2018, 6 p.m., Greenbrier Library (Chesapeake)

Happy New Year!

Let’s start the New Year Writing! Bring stylus, quill, pen, or keyboard, because you’re invited to the first Mystery by the Sea meeting in 2018. We’ll share writing prompts, discuss the 7 basic plots, add a little sentence structure, and mix in some mystery fun! Also, if you’re interested in an in-house writing contest, this is the place to be.

Oh, forget that diet resolution for one night; there will be cookies!

See YOU there!


November Meeting at Hampton Public Library

By Hook or By Crook: Exploring Mystery Genres (speaker: Adele Gardner)

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6 p.m., Hampton Public Library

Join us for the monthly meeting of Mystery by the Sea—in Hampton for one night only!

Hosted by Adele Gardner (, tonight’s workshop explores the many different types of mystery fiction. The seminar includes writing techniques, what needs to occur to satisfy expectations, food for thought, and the opportunity to share what has worked for you.  We’ll have a short writing session to explore the genres.

The meeting takes place in the Programming Room at the Main Library.  The room is located on the first floor, at the back, past the Children’s Department.

Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669






October Meeting

Join us on October 9 a t 6 p.m., when polygraph examiner Nate Perkins will meet with us. Please note that the meeting will take place at an alternate location due to the holiday: Crewstone Building, 805 Live Oak Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.


Meg Henderson Wade, Monday, September 11

Just a reminder that our next meeting is scheduled Monday, September 11 at Greenbrier Library at 6 p.m.

Get ready to have your socks knocked off as Meg Henderson Wade discusses her book Confessions of a Southern Baby Boomer, and how she survived crack cocaine, the mafia, and other totally true tales. You don’t want to miss it! Meg will also have books for sale cash or check. Please plan to attend!


Please join us!

Our first meeting of the fall will take place in our most frequent spot, the Greenbrier Library, 1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA.

Please join us on Monday, September 11, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. in the meeting room near the library’s entrance. It’s so much fun to have fellow writers to talk to!