Meet Coastal Crime Fest 3 Organizer C.B. Lane

CBLaneOne of the original members of Mystery by the Sea, C.B. Lane (Cindy) is also the lead organizer for the group’s annual conference, Coastal Crime Fest.

She grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from First Colonial High School. After college in Blacksburg, Peace Corps in Senegal, and work in Northern California, she settled in Suffolk, where she lives on a farm near the Great Dismal with her husband and two wiener dogs who love to bark at everything that moves. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University in 2013, for which she traveled to London, Barcelona, Italy, and Ireland. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime and Hampton Roads Writers and also takes classes regularly at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk. She has some short stories in the world and is working on a novel set in Southeastern Virginia just after the Civil War. She blogs now and then at