Sisters in Crime Central Virginia 

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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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Treasurer and Membership Chair

Judy Chalkley


Vivian Lawry is Appalachian by birth, a psychologist by training, and a writer by passion. Her short works have appeared in more than fifty literary journals and anthologies, from Adanna to Xavier Review. In addition she has published four books: Dark Harbor and Tiger Heart, Chesapeake Bay Mysteries; Different Drummer, a collection of off-beat fiction; and an historical novel,  Nettie’s Books, A Story of Strength and Change. For a complete list of her publications and to sample her work, visit Vivian Lawry is on FaceBook and Twitter.

Critique Group

Vivian Lawry


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 and The Tulip Shirt Murders. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and To Fetch a Thief.

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

Publicity and Social Media

Heather Weidner

Committee Chairs