Meet Our Board Members


Denis Feehan


Denis’s work includes long and short fiction, lyric writing, and poetry. He has won multiple awards and is best known for his comedic flair.

Marie Tollstrup


Marie's poetry and short prose have appeared in several publications and she has won numerous awards over the years. She found and advised Stylus, a national award winning literary/arts magazine for 23 years, and taught Writing Your Life Story to adults for 17 years.

Christopher Jones


Chris writes detective novels about surfing crime-fighter, Thaddeus Hanlon, under the pseudonym Topper Jones. Other writing credits include poetry, children’s fiction, general-interest magazine articles, and a teaching novel—Accosting the Golden Spire, 3rd ed.


Joe Gordon

media specialist

Joe has many years of experience in non-fiction, including academic and technical writing. He also works on mystery/thriller fiction and has authored a novel titled A Wisp of Smoke.

Amanda Empey

web and fb manager

Amanda writes sci-fi/fantasy and is currently working on two steampunk novels.

Marilyn Richardson

 membership chair

Marilyn's focus is on children's literature, including YA and MG. While she has written many books, she is most proud of Stars Around the Sun - the story of a maid of honor serving Princess Elizabeth the month prior to her becoming queen.

Sue Stevenson Leth

fundraising/grant chair

Sue is a poet who has just finished her anthology titled While I'm Not Sleeping. Her poetry has appeared in Utah Sings and Sandcutters Chapbook.

Tom Garrison

 member at large

Tom has written over 100 published articles on hiking, political/social commentary and humorous essays. He has five published books and has won multiple awards along the way.