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.

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.

Developmental Coordinator, Flax Glor was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, where he spent his formative filmmaking years before moving to Hollywood to work on large studio movies and television productions while earning dozens of credits in several departments. He has won awards for his short films and music videos, which have played at festivals such as the Cannes Independent and Bay Area Short Film Festival, along with three different films in his hometown Santa Cruz Film Festival. He is the author of Filmmaking Simplified, has a Bachelor’s degree in screenwriting, and now lives in Astoria, Oregon, while working as a script analyst for a company in Hollywood.

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