President — Andrea Wenger
VP Programs — Jane Porter
VP Communications — Angela Kay Austin
Wise Woman — Meg Bellamy
Secretary — Christy Hayes
Treasurer — Sheila Seabrook
PAN Liaison — Meg Bellamy
PRO Liaison — Joan Leacott
She is currently querying her first women’s fiction manuscript and working on the sequel. Her short fiction has appeared in “The Rambler.”
A senior member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), Andrea is president of the Carolina Chapter and writes a column on grammar and style for their newsletter. She serves on the editorial board of the STC magazine, “Intercom.”
A member of Toastmasters, Andrea has given numerous presentations at conferences and webinars. She frequently speaks on the topic of writing and personality type.
Contact Andrea at andreajwenger at gmail dot com
Bestselling, award winning author, Jane Porter, started her writing career at the age of five, dreaming up stories of handsome knights and faraway places. Today, Jane holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and has had over 40 novels published since 2001, including her three February 2013 releases, The Good Daughter, the second book in The Brennan Sisters series from Berkley; Cowboy Be Mine, from Harlequin American Romance; and The Fallen Greek Bride, her 28th Harlequin Presents. Book three in the Brennan Sisters series, The Good Wife, is slated for release in September 2013. A finalist for the prestigious RITA award in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2010, Jane’s 2006 bestseller, Flirting with Forty, was excerpted in Redbook Magazine, went back for six printings in seven weeks, before being turned into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear. Jane, her three sons, and surfer husband call San Clemente, CA home.
Contact Jane at jane at janeporter dot com
Angela Kay Austin has expressed herself through words for as long as she can remember. Poems became songs performed with her cousin at every family gathering. But, eventually, short stories filled her favorite pink diary. An infatuation with music and theater led to years playing various instruments and small extra roles in TV shows before giving way to a degree and career in radio and TV production. After completing another degree in marketing, Angela found herself combining her love for all things creative and worked for many many years in promotions and advertising. But once again, she found herself writing, which led to her first published work which stayed on her publisher’s bestseller list for ten weeks. Her second release hit the bestseller list at All Romance eBooks. She’s spoken on author panels, and served on boards for various author groups. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading her favorite authors, or researching her next story idea. Angela shares her downtime with her mixed-bred rescue terrier—Midnight, in the beautiful southern state of Tennessee.
Contact Angela at angela at angelakayaustin dot com
Along with her husband, her family and her books, language is Meg’s passion. In fact, by day she’s a mild-mannered language teacher. Currently she teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) to international students, but in her early teaching days, her main subject was French. Though her French is a bit rusty these days, she figures a trip to France would help fix that. Meg gets to satisfy the travel bug with trips to England — as often as possible! — to visit her son, daughter-in-law and grandsons. Meg also has to travel to see her daughter, who lives in New Jersey — a mere continent away from Meg’s home in Northern California.
Being a published member of the community of writers with her contemporary romances and women’s fiction is the fulfillment of one of Meg’s most cherished dreams. Her first Meg book, Homecoming, was released by The Wild Rose Press. She’s currently writing two series of romantic stories – TV Tales andNuclear Nuptials – and has two other series in her plans. Her latest single title release is Divorce by Chocolate.
Contact Meg at megbellamy at earthlink dot net
Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Women’s Fiction Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Christy has been writing seriously since 2004 and made the decision to indie publish in 2011. When not working on her next novel, Christy can be found running through her neighborhood or at one of her kids sporting events.
Contact Christy at christy at christyhayes dot com
Writers of America, the Calgary Association of RWA, and the Women’s Fiction Chapter of RWA. When she’s not writing, she can be found staring out the office window or sitting on the deck, watching the wildlife wander through her yard.
Contact Sheila at sheilaseabrook dot com
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 loves to cook for her family and friends. Her main hobby is learning to play the piano.
Contact Joan at joanleacott at gmail dot com