President — Andrea Wenger
VP Programs — Sile Post
VP Communications — Jamie Beck
Secretary — Joan Leacott
Treasurer — Maria Geraci
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.
Síle (Sheila) Post spent the first part of her life setting the scene for the next. Growing up in an Irish family in which the words of Joyce and Yeats–as well as Edna O’Brien—inspired the conversation, Síle discovered her path early in life. Although publishing her first poetry while still in college, she listened to the advice of her literary elders to gather more life experience before embarking on the ‘less traveled’ path of fiction writing. Pursuing a doctorate in literature, Síle specialized in the American romance, teaching an array of courses in classic American literature and women’s fiction, organizing workshops, discussion groups and panels, and writing and publishing non-fiction. When she decided she had both “talked the talk” long enough and gained the requisite amount of experience, Síle moved to northern New England and Atlantic Canada where she “walks the walk” of writing women’s fiction. With two novels and a third nearly completed, Síle has decided to follow a new path—towards publication.
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 www.jamiebeck.com or check out her blog at www.jamiebeck.com/everyday-romance/.
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.
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.