Meet the Board

Travel and investing are two of my passions. I’ve visited the Forbidden City in China, the Hermitage in Russia, the Wailing Wall in Israel, and Iguazu Falls in South America. I enjoyed white-water rafting in Costa Rica, parasailing in Mexico, hot air ballooning in Sedona and whale watching in Alaska.

I hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, worked in the investment industry, and am a past president of CFA Society Virginia.

Money Grab is my first financial thriller.


Frances Aylor


Kristin Kisska used to be a finance geek, complete with MBA and Wall Street pedigree, but now Kristin is a self-proclaimed fictionista. Kristin contributed short stories of mystery and suspense to five anthologies, including Malice Domestic’s Mystery Most Geographical (2018). She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Vice President of Sisters in Crime-Central Virginia, and James River Writers. When not writing suspense, she can be found on her website~, posting on Facebook at KristinKisskaAuthor, and Tweeting @KKMHOO. 

Vice President and Program Chair

Kristin Kisska

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J. A. Chalkley is a native Virginian. She is a writer, retired public safety communications officer, and a member of Sisters in Crime.

Treasurer and Membership Chair

Judy Chalkley

Maggie King is the author of the Hazel Rose Book Group mysteries, including Murder at the Book Group and Murder at the Moonshine Inn. Her short stories appear in Virginia is for Mysteries, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and Deadly Southern Charm.

Maggie is a member of James River Writers, International Thriller Writers, and is a founding member of Sisters in Crime Central Virginia, where she manages the chapter’s Instagram account. She has worked as a software developer, retail sales manager, and customer service supervisor. Maggie graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Glen, and cats, Morris and Olive.


Maggie King


Currently the Critique Group Chair is an open position.

Critique Group



New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense author Mary Burton is has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her “tense, sexy and pleasingly complex”* writing. Her latest novel, Cut and Run, takes readers to Texas Hill Country, where long dormant cold cases hold the key to saving a missing pregnant teenager’s life.

Mary’s first book was published in 2000 and she’s now the author of thirty-one novels of romance and suspense, five novellas, and four contemporary novels written as Mary Ellen Taylor.


Mary Burton

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Heather Weidner is the author of the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries, Secret Lives and Private Eyes, The Tulip Shirt Murders, and Glitter, Glam, and Contraband. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and To Fetch a Thief. Her novellas appear in the Mutt Mysteries series.

Some of her life experience comes from being a technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, IT manager, and cop’s kid. 

Publicity and Social Media

Heather Weidner

Committee Chairs

Sisters in Crime Central Virginia 

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