Founder and President Marianne Monson is the author of eleven books for children and adults with an emphasis on women's history. Her book Frontier Grit, released in 2016, was nominated for an Amelia Bloomer award by the American Library Association. Marianne holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches at Clatsop Community College. When she moved to Astoria with her two teenage children in 2017, she felt for the first time she was truly home.  

Founder and President Marianne Monson is the author of eleven books for children and adults with an emphasis on women's history. Her book Frontier Grit, released in 2016, was nominated for an Amelia Bloomer award by the American Library Association. Marianne holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches at Clatsop Community College. When she moved to Astoria with her two teenage children in 2017, she felt for the first time she was truly home.  

Founder and President Marianne Monson is the author of eleven books for children and adults with an emphasis on women's history. Her book Frontier Grit, released in 2016, was nominated for an Amelia Bloomer award by the American Library Association. Marianne holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches at Clatsop Community College. When she moved to Astoria with her two teenage children in 2017, she felt for the first time she was truly home.  

Vice President, Jan Nerenberg is a writer, editor, artist, and calligrapher who resides in the Pacific Northwest in a 140-year-old Victorian. She received her PhD in English/Research/Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, Wales, in 2016 at the tender age of 69. Her passion is writing and teaching the art of writing as she mentors.

Developmental Coordinator, Andrew Zingg is a writer and educator based out of Astoria, OR. A recent graduate of Oregon State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing, he has published in The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Rumpus, among other places. He is currently working on his first book, a memoir of his grandfather, photographer David Drew Zingg.

Secretary, Julie Cameron is an award-winning author and screenwriter of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. She is a member of the Rose City Romance Writers Chapter of RWA, Willamette Writers, and Oregon Writers Colony.  As a content editor, writing coach and instructor through her company, Landon Literary, Julie is also a member of the Northwest Editor’s Guild. When she isn’t writing or working with clients, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her fellow writers in the writing community.

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