Board of Trustees
Binder is an Award Winning and New York Times Best Selling author. Pam found
her agent at the 1999 PNWA Summer Conference and in January 2000, The
Inscription was published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.
Pocket Books has published five of Pam's Fantasy Romance novels, including the
New York Times best selling anthology, A Season In The Highlands. Pam is the
President of PNWA, an advisory board member for the Writer's Program at the University
and an instructor in the University
Popular Fiction extension program.
Sandy McCormack has taught English for a number of
years in grades six through twelve. She has produced and directed plays for
middle school students. She is a skier, dancer, licensed pilot, and mountain
climber. She has served PNWA as Volunteer Chair and is currently co-chair of
the Literary Contest.
Jeff Ayers' first book, The Star Trek Fiction
Companion (Pocket Books), will be published July 2006. He has been reviewing
suspense thrillers for Library Journal and has written columns and interviewed
authors for the journal and for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He is a regular
columnist for PNWA's Northwest Ink and coordinator for the International
Thriller Writers, Inc. monthly newsletter. He is an assistant manager of a
branch in the Seattle Public Library System.
Kate van Gelder
Kate worked in the
public relations field for 15 years before becoming a freelance writer in 2005.
She currently is studying writing as a public action at the graduate level in Tacoma at the University
of Washington. After
helping her husband write a parenting book for fathers, Kate decided to try her
hand at creative writing. Her loyalty to PNWA was solidified after her first
submission was chosen for a TWIO reading.
Darcy is published in
romantic comedy. She has been active in Romance Writers of America a Tacoma
Chapter President, founding President of Eastside Romance Writers and served as
RWA's National Conference Agent/Editor Liaison. She launched an Internet radio
show called Romance Review where she interviewed romance authors. Currently,
she is working on a high fantasy romance series.
Melanie Grimes, a practicing homeopath, is editor of the American
Homepath Journal. She has edited other journals and books in the field, and is
author of Dr. John Bastyr: Philosophy and Practice. She also writes screenplays
and other fiction. She wrote the libretto for an opera which was performed at
the New England Conservatory of Music in February 2003. Melanie is the founder
of the first Birkenstock store in this country.
has his own promotion and advertising practice, writing technical articles,
news releases, ads and brochures. His technical articles have appeared in more
than 30 trade journals of engineering and manufacturing. He has published many
short stories, and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies
since the 1970s. Terry is an award-winning author of three published novels,
the most recent is Wolf's Rite. He is completing his second year as chair of
the Summer Conference.