Continuing our summer series on SinC anthologies, this week we're focusing on the SinC chesapeake Chapter's Chesapeake Crime series, which includes five--soon to be six--volumes. Please welcome Donna Andrews and Barb Goffman, who along with Marcia Talley are the coordinating editors for this series. E. B. Davis
What prompted you to create an anthology?
coordinating the anthology, so I (Donna Andrews), then the new president, picked up the reins. I was coordinating editor for that volume. It’s a big job, so I enlisted Maria Lima for the second volume. Marcia Talley replaced Maria for the third volume, and when Barb Goffman joined the team for the fourth volume, we knew we had such a winning combination that we’ve kept it going ever since.
writers to set their stories in the Chesapeake Bay area. When we began working with Wildside, publisher John Betancourt suggested the idea of the theme, so we came up with “They Had It Comin’” for the fourth volume. If we come up with a theme that all three coordinating editors like, we run with it, and so far we’ve been pleased with the response.
to set the right tone for the book, as well as to ensure we don’t have two somewhat similar stories right after each other.
Were you given a choice of covers?