Our mission: Assisting independent writers from the Pacific Northwest who are working to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing, and marketing.
Our small but amazing team:
President, Webmaster, Events Director
Jamie has been a member of NIWA since 2011. Since 2016 he has served in the President's seat in addition to his other duties as Events Director, Membership Director, and Webmaster. His is committed to the mission of NIWA and to expanding the organization and its brand.
& Newsletter Editor
Joyce has been a member of NIWA since 2014. In 2020 she began serving as Secretary for NIWA.
Andretta has been a member of NIWA since 2019. In 2020 she volunteered to serve as NIWA's treasurer. She is very knowledgeable in accounting and dealing with Washington's and Oregon's state regulations.
Tom has been a member of NIWA since 2014. In 2020 he volunteered to take over the Membership Director position, but with the pandemic, became NIWA's first Social Media director. In 2022, he graciously took on the role of NIWA's Storage Librarian.
Anthology & Newsletter Editor
Pam has been a member since 2011 and during the course of her membership has served on the board in various positions including Treasurer, Secretary, Graphic designer, and Communications Director.
Joyce Reynolds-Ward &
Joyce and Mollie have successful newsletters of their own and bring that experience to NIWA's new monthly newsletter.
Rachel Robinson &
Social Media Editors
Both Rachel and Cay have extensive knowledge of social media and are excited to use it to help NIWA.