RWA-WF Board 2014


President — Andrea Wenger
VP Programs — Open
VP Communications — Jamie Beck
Secretary — Joan Leacott
Treasurer — Maria Geraci
PAN Liaison — Open
PRO Liaison — Kerri Nelson


Andrea Wegner Andrea J. Wenger is an award-winning writer and editor in Raleigh, NC specializing in creative, technical, and freelance writing. She is querying her first manuscript and working on the sequel. Her short fiction has appeared in the literary magazine “The Rambler.” Serving on the Nominating Committee of the Society for Technical Communication, Andrea is a past president of the Society’s Carolina Chapter. She writes a column on grammar and style for their newsletter. A member of Toastmasters, she has given numerous conference and webinar presentations. She speaks and blogs on the topic of writing and personality type. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening, scuba diving, and hiking active volcanoes.

Contact Andrea at andreajwenger at gmail dot com
Twitter: @AndreaJWenger

Jamie Beck is a former attorney with a passion for inventing stories about love and redemption. In addition to writing novels, she also pens articles on behalf of New Canaan CARES, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and strengthening families. She is a current member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of America-Women’s Fiction, and the Connecticut Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Fortunately, when she isn’t tapping away at the keyboard, she is a wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family. To learn more about Jamie, please visit or check out her blog at


Joan Leacott

Joan Leacott writes contemporary multi-generational novels featuring the lives, loves, and scandals of small-town Clarence Bay, Canada. She teaches Tips 4 WIPs, MS Word for Fiction Writers.She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son. She love to cook for her family and friends. Her main hobby is learning to play the piano.

Contact Joan at joanleacott at gmail dot com
FaceBook: www.FaceBook/JoanLeacott


Maria Geraci has been a member of RWA for over ten years. Besides the RWA WF chapter, she’s also a member of STAR (Space Coast Area Romance Authors), the RWA Contemporary Romance Chapter and NINC (Novelist’s Inc). She served over three years on the board for RWA Online, helping to establish their new member welcome committee, and was in charge of the chapter’s annual party at Nationals during her tenure as Member-At-Large. She writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction and has published four books with Berkley, Penguin, USA. Her 2012 release, A GIRL LIKE YOU, was nominated for a RITA in the Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category.

Kerri Nelson survived a fifteen year career in the legal field and then took pen to page by writing romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. She is a true southern belle and comes complete with her dashing southern gentleman husband and three adorable children. Kerri is an active member of both Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Kerri is a multi-published author of everything from romantic suspense to paranormal suspense to young adult mystery and more. She also edits professionally through her freelance editorial service, Deep Cover Edits. Her latest adventure is a new cozy mystery series under the pen name, Kerri Kildare.


  One Response to “RWA-WF Board 2014”

  1. Greetings! I signed up to attend the RWA WF workshop at RWA National. I wonder if there might be some information sent to us regarding location of the workshop and any other changes?


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