Meet our Chapter Members

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The WNBA-Charlotte Chapter members offer a variety of services and expertise. Check out their websites, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

MEMBERS 2021

Dorene Alama
Educator/Instructor; RN; Author (Fiction); Blogger
FB: Dorene Sommers Alama

Kathy Allen
Accountant

Carolina Aponte
Author (Non-Fiction); Consultant
WS: carolinaaponte.com
TW: @carolinaaponte_
IG: @CarolinaBiz

Sarah Archer
Author (Fiction); Blogger; Poet
WS: saraharcherwriters.com
TW: @SarahArcherM
IG: @SarahArcherWrites

Sandy Altschuler
Author (Fiction)

Nicole Ayers
Freelance Editor
WS: ayersedits.com
IG: @NicoleCAyers
10% off editorial services for WNBA members

Jeanne Bandolina
Author (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Sarah Blanchard
Author (Fiction, Non-fiction); Poet; Copyeditor
WS: sarahpblanchard.com
FB: sarah.p.blanchard.author

Holly Bullis
Writer; Promoter
WS: theundersideofleaves.wordpress.com

Kathleen Burkinshaw
Author (Children’s, YA); Speaker; Blogger
WS: kathleenburkinshaw.com
TW: @klburkinshaw1

Carla Carlisle
Author (Non-fiction); Speaker; Child & Mental Health Advocate
WS: carlaacarlisle.com
TW: @Carlaacarlisle
IG: @CarlaACarlisle

Pamela Courtney
Author; Consultant; Researcher
WS: PamelaCourtney.com
TW: @PamelaC53351186

Jessica L. Daitch 
Public Relations Consultant; Book Reviewer, Romance, Publisher’s Weekly
LI: Jessica Daitch
TW: @JessinCharlotte

Sally Deason
Librarian

Mary Struble Deery
Writer
WS: somethinguphersleeve.wordpress.com

Laura Edwards
Author (Non-Fiction); Non-Profit Leader; Speaker
WS: laurakingedwards.com

Jami Farris
Attorney

Rachel Feldman
Chapter President
Marketing and Non-Profit Professional
TW: @RachelWF

Patricia Fero
Author (Fiction)
WS: queenmotorhome.com

Kelly Finley
Senior Lecturer, UNC Charlotte; Author (Fiction); Non-Profit Professional
WS: kellyfinley.com
FB: KellyFinleyBooks
TW: @KellyFinleyBook

Karen Freeman
Author (Fiction); Blogger; Copy Editor
WS: kcfreemanauthor.com
IG: @KCFreeman5

Jennifer Franz
Writer; Blogger
WS: jennifranzlowcarbliving.com

Judy Goldman
Author (Non-Fiction; Memoir)
WS: www.judygoldman.com
FB: JudyGoldmanWriter
TW:@JudyKGoldman
IG: @JudyKGoldman

Maureen Ryan Griffin
Writer/Teacher
WS: Wordplaynow.com
IG: @MaureenRyanGriffin

Ann Haut, PhD
Author (Fiction); Editor, Speaker
WS: annhaut.com

Nancy Howie
Author (Memoir)
WS:  nancyhowiejoyinthejourney.com
FB: Howiejoyinthejourney

Marjorie Hudson
Author (Fiction, Non-Fiction); Blogger, Speaker
WS: Marjoriehudson.com
FB: Marjoriehudson1
TW: @marjoriehudsonwriter
IG: @marjoriehudsonwriter


Holly Hughes
Author (YA, Memoir); Speaker
WS: hollyhughesintuitive.com
TW: @hgirlla
IG: @Holly_Hughs_Intuitive

Juanita Jackson
Author (Non-Fiction); Speaker; Pastor
WS: http://juanitacorryjackson.com
FB: JuanitaJackson900
IG: @JuanitaCorry

Catherine Jardines
Chapter Past President
IT Project Manager
IG: @QueenCityDreamer

Renee Johnson
Author (Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal Romance); Photographer
WS:reneejohnsonwrites.com
TW: @author_renee
IG: @ReneeJohnsonWrites

Kristen Knox
NRGM Great Group Reads Committee Chair
Book Reviewer
WS:booknaround.blogspot.com
IG @whitreidtan

Lisa Kunkleman
Author (Non-Fiction)
WS: LifeStoriesAndBeyond.com
IG: @Lisakunk

Bridgett Langson
Author (Children’s)
WS: meet-bridgett-bell-langson

Grace Ly
Author (Non-Fiction)
TW: @GraceLyAuthor

Kate Macguire
Author (Fiction); Copy Editor/Proofreader; Journalist
WS: katemacguire.com
TW: @Katemacguire
IG: @Katewritesromance

Alexa Mancillas
Author (Children’s & YA); Human Resources/Recruiting Professional; Blogger
TW: @rebel_bookworm5
IG: rebel_bookworm5
LI: alexa-mancillas

Paula Martinac
Author (Fiction; Non-Fiction; Children’s); Teacher
WS: paulamartinac.com
TW: @paulamartinac

Yasmin Angoe McClinton
Author (Fiction); Copyeditor; Instructor
WS: yasminangoe.com
TW: @YasAWriter
IG: @author_Yas

Jennifer Miehle
Designer
WS: behance.net/jmiehle
LI: Jennifer Miehl

Vickie Morrow
Author: Fiction; Instructor; Poet
FB: The Age of Blessing
IG: @TheAgeofBlessing

Sherrie O’Donnell
Purchasing Agent (retired)

Shamyra Parker
Author (Non-Fiction); Author (Children’s & YA); Educator; Consultant; Speaker
WS: BornBoundless.com
TW: @ShamyraParker
IG: @iamshamyraparker

Emily Pearce
Author (Fiction)
WS: Emilysmithpearce.com
TW: @emilysmithpearce

Reita Pendry
Author (Fiction); Attorney
WS: ReitaPendry.com

Janet Perkins
Author (Fiction); Human Resources Professional
WS: janetyperkins.com

Barbara Phillips
Retired

Linda Vigen Phillips
Author (YA); Poet
WS:Lindavigenphillips.com
TW:@LVigenPhillips
IG: @LindaVigenPhillips

Nancy Werking Poling
Author (Biography, Fiction)
WS: nancypoling.com
IG: @Nancy.Poling.Author

Fabi Preslar
Author (Nonfiction); Publisher
WS: fabipresslar.com
TW: @FabiPreslar
FB: FabiPreslar
IG: @FabiPreslar

Laurie Prince
Freelance Writer; Editor; Columnist
WS: laurieprince.com

Laurie Richardson
Writer; Graphic Designer; Artist; Teacher
WS: laurierichardsonstudio.com
IG: @LaurieRichardson

Amy Rogers
Writer (Non-Fiction); Journalist/Reporter; Copyeditor/Proofreader
WS: AmyRogers.net
FB: amyrogerswrite
TW: @amyrogerswrite
IG: @amyrogerswrite

Priscilla Goudreau Santos
Chapter Publicity Chair
Public Relations & Marketing Specialist; Writer
WS: priscillagoudreaupr.com
TW: @Priscillagoudre

Maureen Sherbondy
Author (Fiction; YA); Poet; Educator
WS: maureensherbondy.com
TW: @msherbondy
IG: @SherbondyMaureen

Carin Sigfried (Chapter Co-Founder)
Publishing Sales Representative; Author; Editor
WS: blog.cseditorial.com
TW:@CarinBookbinder
IG: @theCarinSigfried

M.J. Simms-Maddox, Ph.D
Author (Political Thriller; African-American Literature)
WS: novelsbymj.com
IG: @PriscillaTrilogy

Kim Stump
Author (YA Fantasy, Memoir)
WS: kimlovestump.com
TW: @k_love_stump

Betsy Thorpe
Freelance Editor (all Genres); Ghost Writer
WS: Betsythorpe.com
TW: @BBThorpe
FB: Two Editors and a Comma
IG: @BetsyBThorpe
10% off services for WNBA members

Sarah Franklin Thompson
Author (Childrens, YA)
TW: @authorFT
IG: @Sfronky

Tyrra Turner
Library Assistant; Freelance Writer
LI: Linkedin.com/in/tyrra-turner

Laura Valtora
Attorney; Writer; Filmmaker
WS: gattafilms.com
TW: @LauraPuccia
IG: @LauraPValtorta

Mary Vesich
Real Estate Professional
IG: @MaryVesich

Susan Walker
Events Manager, WNBA’s National Reading Group Month
Independent Book Marketing; Sales & Promotion Consultant
FB: Susan E. Walker7
IG: @Susan.e.walker.7

Nancy White
Author (Non-Fiction); Health Coach
WS: thehealthycellschick.com
FB: theNancyWhite
TW: @NancyWhite21
IG: @HealthyCellsChick

Becky Zagor
Librarian

…Check back for more members! As the chapter grows, so does this list!