Meet Our Board Members


Joe Gordon


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.

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.


Denis Feehan

former president

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.

Gina Grisson

member at large

Gina Grisson writes poetry, short horror and LGBTQ erotica. Her first novel is soon to be published. 

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Amanda Empey

web and fb manager

Amanda writes YA and adult fantasy and sci fi. She is currently revising two steampunk novels. She also enjoys writing poetry and non-fiction.

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.

Bob Paterson

 member at large