Chapter Leadership

2022 Officers:

President: Charlotte Stuart
Vice President: Cynthia Blair
Secretary: Curt Colbert
Treasurer: Roxanne Dunn
Member-at-Large: Mathieu Tallegas
Member-at-Large: Staci Roberts

2023 Officers:

President: Catherine Linka
Vice President: Cynthia Blair
Secretary: Mark Jacobs
Treasurer: Roxanne Dunn
Member-at-Large: Mathieu Tallegas

Charlotte Stuart is the author of two mystery series featuring female protagonists, one a PI and the other an amateur sleuth: The Discount Detective Mysteries and The Macavity & Me Mysteries. She has also published what she hopes is the first in the Vashon Island Mysteries.

Charlotte Stuart

Catherine Linka loves to put her characters in danger. Her three published YA novels include What I Want You to See, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2021 for 14+. Catherine received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and spent eight years as a book buyer for an indie bookstore. She speaks at workshops and writing conferences on character desire and the story core. She is a recent arrival to the Pacific Northwest.

Catherine Linka

Cynthia Blair is the author of three mystery series, written as Cynthia Baxter. Her first two, The Reigning Cats and Dogs Mysteries and The Murder Packs a Suitcase series, were published by Bantam. Her third, the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe mysteries, were published by Kensington. In addition to mysteries, she has had 40 other novels published under her own name.

Cynthia Baxter

Curt Colbert is the author of All Along the Watchtower, the Rat City PI series, the editor of the Seattle Noir anthology, and co-author, writing as Waverly Curtis, of the light-hearted Barking Detective series. Curt is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Epic Writers Group.

Curt Colbert

After thirty-five years in business management, Mark Jacobs spends his time now working on his debut mystery novel. He has published articles and columns in the Los Angeles TimesFrontiers and Whole Person Calendar and has a past in public speaking and bookstore ownership. When not writing, reading or researching curious local crimes for future plots, Mark scours the PNW for strong coffee and flaky croissants, spends lots of time in Paris and perfects chocolate chip cookies. He lives in Seattle with husband Roger and pooch Sophie.

Mark Jacobs

Roxanne Dunn is the author of Murder Unrehearsed and Murder Undetected, and is working on a third novel, which just might be titled Murder Richly Deserved. She’s published a one-act play and written medical information for patients. Each year, she studies writing in Paris and Seattle, and currently holds two certificates in fiction from the University of Washington.

Roxanne Dunn

Mathieu Tallegas is a telecommunications and cybersecurity expert. Mathieu writes poetry and is working on his debut novel, the first installment of a thriller series on cybersecurity.

Mathieu Tallegas

Staci Roberts is an author cleverly disguised as an Accounts Payable Supervisor for a mid-size aerospace company. She is currently working on the first installment of The Maple Crest Mysteries, titled Board to Death, featuring a former forensic accountant turned interim Home Owners Association Secretary.

Staci Roberts