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Board of Directors
Eric Miller, President
Eric James Miller is a freelance journalist, technical writer and veteran of the finance, distribution and creative sides of the film & TV business. In 2013, the first novel of his “For Rent Mystery Series” was released. For Rent: Dangerous Paradise was inspired, in part, by the many eclectic neighbors he met while living in Venice Beach, CA. The second novel in the series For Rent: Dangerous Neon is set in downtown Las Vegas and is scheduled to be released in 2015. Visit him at ericjamesmiller.com
Richard Warren, Past President
After a career as a Certified Financial Planner, Richard Warren moved to Las Vegas from Long Island, New York. A seasoned real estate investor, he is the author of A Rehabber’s Tale, the Reality of Fixing and Flipping Real Estate. Richard, an aspiring novelist and freelance writer, has written more than 150 real estate-related articles. Currently he is the consumer columnist for The Vegas Voice and the Organizer of the Las Vegas Writers Group.
Diane Taylor, Secretary
After a career as a corporate communicator in Chicago, Diane Taylor moved to Las Vegas, where she embarked on a free-lance career writing for her former employer and an online tradeshow publication. She now writes about the Las Vegas convention scene, relates true stories with a humorous angle, and enjoys interviewing the wide variety of interesting people in the Las Vegas valley. Diane lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two beagles. She enjoys the local entertainment scene and playing live poker.
Elisabeth Daniels, Social Media & Graphic Design Manager
Elisabeth Daniels is Deputy Administrator of the Nevada Housing Division, which provides housing and weatherization services for low- to moderate-income Nevada families. As past Chairperson of the Fight Fraud Taskforce and current Secretary of Nevada’s International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Elisabeth is also an advocate for fraud awareness and prevention. Elisabeth is the author of The 5-Minute Guide to Diplomacy: Increase Your Income and Success in 5 Easy Steps. She is an award-winning flash fiction writer and a regular contributor to Desert Companion magazine. Elisabeth is also a painting instructor, mixed-media artist, and voice-over performer. Visit her online at moxiegirlproductions.com.
Tami Cowden, Program Management
Tami Cowden makes her living as a writer in Las Vegas, primarily writing briefs as an appellate and commercial litigation attorney for the Las Vegas office of one the largest law firms in the country. Tami is also an award-winning author of romance and mystery. She lives with her husband, three basset hounds, and four cats in a vintage home in an area of the Vegas Valley widely considered to be Las Vegas. It’s actually Paradise.
Ginger Meurer, Youth Literary Programs
Deputy Editor of the View Neighborhood Newspapers, a group of twelve weekly newspapers that provide comprehensive coverage of the Las Vegas Valley, Ginger Meurer is also the co-author of Sinning in the City: A Girl’s Guide to Las Vegas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and has taught writing classes in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and memoir. She has worked as a reporter and copy editor, and she has won statewide awards for writing and design. Ginger has worked with dozens of new and seasoned writers to help them develop their full potential.
Morgan St. James, Publicity
Author, speaker, and columnist. In addition to ten published books, award-winning author Morgan St. James publishes the online bi-monthly eZine Writers Tricks of the Trade and has written over 500 published articles related to writing. Morgan frequently presents workshops and appears on author’s panels.All of her books are available at Amazon worldwide and many other online bookstores. www.morganstjames-author.com
Steve Fey, Web Support
Writer of a series of mystery detective stories featuring a gaggle of kids who manage to learn things that the police can’t. Published in non-fiction and a few fiction short stories, his goal for this year is his first sale of novel length fiction.