Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Eric James Miller, President

EJM hs at PVL without name bannerEric James Miller is a novelist, blogger and veteran of the finance, distribution and creative sides of the film & TV business. His first novel, The Metaphysics of Nudity, a wry cross-country travel adventure, was published in 1996. For Rent: Dangerous Paradise, published in 2013, was inspired by his passion for Native American history and the many eclectic neighbors he met as a long-term resident of Venice Beach, CA. You can find out more about him and his For Rent Mystery Series at www.venicedude.com

Richard Warren, Treasurer

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 the proprietress of Coffice Girl Media, providing top-notch writing and social media services to small businesses and non-profits. She’s an award-winning, nationally published writer, specializing in travel and lifestyle pieces as well as corporate storytelling. She travels full-time in a tiny home on wheels with her husband and three rescue dogs. {Cafe + Office = Coffice}

Morgan St. James, Programming

Morgan St. JamesAuthor, 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


Greg Blake Miller, Programming

Greg Blake Miller bio photoGreg Blake Miller is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. From 2010-2014, he served as editor at Vegas Seven magazine, helping lead the publication to 95 state and regional awards. Miller, who was named Nevada’s Outstanding Journalist in 2011, has also earned national honors for his humor and feature writing at OC Family. Miller, a former staff writer for Russia’s Moscow Times, earned his doctorate in international communication at the University of Oregon and his master’s degree in creative writing at the University of Southern California, where he won the prestigious Moses Fiction Prize. He has taught writing, literature and media studies at the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and works with a broad range of individual and organizational clients as director of Olympian Creative Education. He is the author of the story collection Decemberlands and a producer for the Beethoven | Hero documentary film trilogy.

Paul Papa, Community Outreach

Paul Papa bio photoAuthor, speaker, and blogger, Paul W. Papa is an American storyteller who has lived in Las Vegas for more than 25 years. He started his writing career as a security officer for the historic Sands Hotel & Casino where he developed a love for writing true stories about uncommon events. Paul specializes in historical non-fiction and is a nationally published author and regular contributor to +55 magazine. It is Paul’s belief that everyone has a story to tell and he is constantly searching for ways to bring those stories to life. You can find out more about Paul and his books at www.paulwpapa.com.


Steve Fey, Web Support

Steve_smaller (512x640)Steve writes 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.


Advisory Committee

Tami Cowden
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
Former 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.