Sharyl Ann Heber - Vice President, Critique Group Coordinator: Sharyl lives on the Central Coast of California. She is a member of the San Luis Obispo Night Writers and has been scribbling out fiction for fifteen years. Both screenwriter and novelist, her first two tales, Keepers of the Dream and As Beauty Does emerge from her love of fantasy and inspirations from trips to her favorite country, England.
She is both self taught from a case full of books on writing, and formally taught by attending classes and writer’s workshops. Contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Kliewer - Backup Webmaster: Steve Kliewer's writing is focused on grants, newsletters and websites. He is the back-up person for the SLO NightWriters WebMaster. Steve joined SLO NightWriters to support his wife, Judythe Guarnera. He can be seen setting up and taking down at general meetings, helping the Welcome Committee, or taking photos for President Dennis Eamon Young when Dennis is busy. Another way Steve supports Judy is by critiquing her work and acting as a sounding board when she is in the middle of a project. When he's not doing any of these things, he is busy as the Director of the Endeavour Institute, a private non-profit dedicated to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in the schools. Find the Endeavour Institute at: endeavourinstitute.org.
Janice Konstantinidis - Webmaster, Kudos Reporter, and Assistant Photographer: Janice joined SLO NightWriters with the goal of developing her writing skills. She is Australian by birth and has lived on California's Central Coast seven years. She is currently writing her memoir. She has been writing shorter pieces, prose, poetry most of her life. Janice's memoir will focus on her life in and as the result of institutionalized life as a child.
Judy Salamacha - Program Director: Judy, the Director of the Central Coast Writers' Conference, has been writing since 4th Grade, but she didn't consider herself a writer until moving to the Central Coast eight years ago. Now a writer/journalist, she's published in Travelhost, The Bay News, Sun Bulletin and currently her column "By the Bay" in Monday's Tribune. She's working on an circa-1869 Middle School Chapter Book. Become a Facebook fan and join us at the 2010 conference.
Publicity Director - Jeannie Bruenning
Susan Tuttle - Treasurer and Newsletter Editor: Susan is a native of Buffalo, New York, Susan moved to the Central Coast in 2004. She is the author of the suspense novel, Tangled Webs. She continues to win awards for her short stories, novels and, recently, her creative non-fiction. Susan writes sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, paranormal suspense and spiritual meditations. She is also a professional editor/writing coach. You can find her on Facebook, or contact her through her websites: www.susant-creations.com and www.susant-writer.com or email her at email@example.com.
Anna Unkovich - Welcome Committee: Anna retired from teaching for 31 years in Michigan, and moved to California in 2001. She had her own newspaper column titled “Classroom With A View” and is co-author of Chicken Soup For The Soul In The Classroom. She teaches part-time at Hancock College and continues to write poetry and short stories.
Kalila Volkov - Sunshine Chair: Kalila loves being in the Hi Hopes workshop. She's the author of Fishing for Equilibrium: The Power of a Diary (self-published in 2008), and she enjoys writing poems, several of which have appeared in Women's Press and the local Sierra Club newsletter. She works as a clerical sub for the school district and sings with Cuesta Master Chorale. See her listing on the Members' Books page.