Board Members

Dennis Young - President, 


Photographer and Art Director: Dennis is a writer and professional photographer living in Shell Beach. Though he photographs everything, he specializes in portraits and commercial photography, and works on his stories and novels between photography sessions. 


Dennis began his photography in New York City in 1969, with magazine and advertising assignments. He is a genuine people person and enjoys being a member of SLO NightWriters as both a writer and as staff photographer. 



Website: www.DennisEamonYoungPhoto.com; email him at: photodennis44@gmail.com; or write to him at PO Box 3438, Shell Beach, CA 93449




Vice President: (Open)






Treasurer and Newsletter Editor: Susan Tuttle



Susan






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. 

Her newest book - hot off the press is available on Amazon. Look for 'Proof of Identity', be intruiged.

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  aim2write@yahoo.com.






Webmaster: 


Janice Konstantinidis


Janice


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 eight 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.



Contact her by email at jkon50@gmail.com



Programs: Jeanie Bruenning



BIO:


A Chicagoan transplanted to the Central Coast of California. Wife, mother, grandmother, author and publisher. After nearly 20 years in the world of coffee, Jeannie has moved from beans to books, establishing Silver Thread Publishing in 2009. Currently Jeannie holds the position of Program Chair for SLO NightWriters.





Arrogance and deceit caused the separation. Enough promises had been made to convince them to leave the Kingdom. Once outside the gates, all they found was darkness and regret. There was no hope of regaining what had been lost. But the separation from their beloved King was more than they could overcome on their own.


As the requests for forgiveness began to arrive at the Kingdom, there was one committed to find a way to lead them back home. A neutral arena would have to be established. Free Will must remain a part. No one knew if redemption and forgiveness was possible. It would require a sacrifice that was beyond their comprehension.


A blank tablet was the beginning. At the top of the first page two words were written: The Plan.




jeannie@asilverthread.com

jeanniegb.wordpress.com

www.asilverthread.com

FB: jeannie gregg bruenning,

The Plan book,

A Silver Thread




Photographer: Dennis Young




Member at Large/Facebook Coordinator: Andrea Chmelik



Andrea





Andrea's role is to convey members suggestions or concerns to the board, to listen to members and bring their issues, needs and interests to the board; to identify potential problems and possibilities; to survey the members at least once a year to determine the degree of satisfaction experienced by the members and to identify concerns and problems; to write a monthly column for the newsletter.

Please don't hesitate to contact her at chmelik.andrea@gmail.com.

Andrea is a blogger and a stay at home mom of two. She was born in Slovakia and came to the Central Coast two years ago with her husband, son and two cats. Andrea mainly blogs about challenges of motherhood, but also comments on other topics, ranging from identifying home to dealing with death. She was honored to be chosen a featured member at BlogHer.com. Andrea's current book and blogs can be found at:



http://andreachmelik.blogspot.com/
http://cheerstothesecondtime.blogspot.com/
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3410822 Emails to Daddy (print book)
http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/293938-e-mails-to-daddy Emails to Daddy (e-book)





Critique Groups (Acting): Anita Hunt 






Membership: Hanje Richards





Contest: Tom Snow


Tom Snow


After twenty-two years in Sydney, Tom Snow recently moved back to his native U.S. with his Australian wife and daughter.  He is on the board of San Luis Obispo’s premier authors’ guild, SLO NightWriters, where he is currently serving as the contest director of their annual Golden Quill Award.  As well as working on his upcoming novel, Tom coaches and critiques for various organizations within the community.


Tom has a newly published crime thriller, Gut Shot on the River, about Bobbie Swann, a former poker pro and casino security consultant, and his genius, wheelchair-bound brother who are kidnapped from their farm by a brutal crime baron and held captive to train a team of handpicked players to cheat at the lucrative World Series of Poker in Las Vegas using a collaborative signalling system.


Tom has also written a romantic comedy set in Sydney, called The Pope Goes Speed Dating, due out later this year.  It explores the life of a young woman as it is turned on its head by her unexpected inheritance of a perpetual endowment, a mansion on Bondi Beach and the services of her late grandfather’s English butler.  It incorporates many of the rich experiences of the author’s years spent in Australia, including its quaint traditions, diverse and strikingly beautiful landscape, and its fun-loving people with their quirky wit and vernacular. 



Secretary Carol Schmidt



Assistant Secretary: (open)



Tolsoa Press Editor and Submission Manager 



Andrea Chmelik



Andrea





Andrea is a blogger and a stay at home mom of two. She was born in Slovakia and came to the Central Coast two years ago with her husband, son and two cats. Andrea mainly blogs about challenges of motherhood, but also comments on other topics, ranging from identifying home to dealing with death. She was honored to be chosen a featured member at BlogHer.com. Andrea's current book and blogs can be found at


http://andreachmelik.blogspot.com/
http://cheerstothesecondtime.blogspot.com/
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3410822 Emails to Daddy (print book)
http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/293938-e-mails-to-daddy Emails to Daddy (e-book)






 




Greeter: Anna Unkovovich







Kudos Reporter (open)





Historian: Sharyl Heber



Sharyl



Sharyl has been a member of SLO NightWriters for close to 30 years. 

She's served on the Board on Directors for over five years in the capacity of Vice President, Critique Group Coordinator, Board Historian, and now, General Assistant. She's a novelist, poet, lyracist and screenwriter as well as papercrafter and fiber artist.




Friends of the Board: Anne Marie Woodward










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.





 
 

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