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2016 Board Members

Contact our Board Members with your questions and concerns. We will do our best to provide you with answers to your questions or connect you with the experts who can help you. We serve as volunteers in addition to maintaining our own daily businesses, so please be patient if you don't receive an answer immediately. To make sure your email gets noticed, please put "SLPA" in the subject line.

  

President

Warren Martin

president@stlouispublishers.org

Vice President

Pat Dorsey

vp@stlouispublishers.org

Secretary

Michael DePung

secretary@stlouispublishers.org

Treasurer

Linda Austin

treasurer@stlouispublishers.org

Membership Chair

Peggy Nehmen

membership@stlouispublishers.org

Publicity  Rujuta Paradkar publicity@stlouispublishers.org
Editorial Director Andrew Doty editor@stlouispublishers.org

Newsletter Designer

Cathy Wood

communications@stlouispublishers.org

Webmaster

Kevin Ericson

webmaster@stlouispublishers.org

Social Media Tim Yohe media@stlouispublishers.org

Board Member at Large

Bob Baker

 

Meet your Board Members

Warren Martin

Warren Martin often tells people that he doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up.  In 2012 he published his first fiction book Forgotten Soldiers and currently teaches business and leadership related courses for Norwich University and Bryan University. After a 21-year career in the Army, Warren transitioned into business operations and later business ownership. During recent years he has been focusing on academic pursuits, writing, and serving and supporting various organizations.  In addition to being a Board Member for the SLPA, Warren is a member of the St. Louis and Missouri Writers Guilds and the American Legion and serves as president for the area chapter of the Special Forces Association. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Green Beret Foundation.

http://www.warrenmartinbooks.com/

Pat Dorsey

 

Patrick Dorsey has spent his career as a professional business writer helping people and businesses tell their stories. A natural storyteller his whole life, he began creating his own books in first grade by stapling together crayoned pages. He's a St. Louis native in all but birthplace and holds a degree in English from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. In 2013, he released his adventure novel GOD'S FORGE through Legendary Planet -- his first book published without either a stapler or crayons.

 


 
Mike DePung

Mike DePung writes fiction, poetry, and essays when he is not working as an educational consultant. He involves himself as a philanthropist in various organizations: Pencils of Promise (education), Kids Helping Kids, Stray Rescue and ASPCA. As a family man, he seeks the welfare of his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Linda Austin

Linda Austin became an advocate for life writing and memoir after writing and publishing her mother’s memoir, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, of growing up in Japan around WWII. She has since written and published Poems That Come to Mind, about caregiving, and a Korean War veteran’s memoir, Battlefield Doc. She encourages life writing via her website http://moonbridgebooks.com and advises on indie-publishing and social media marketing.

Peggy Nehmen

Peggy Nehmen is a book designer, veteran graphic designer and marketing consultant has a love of typography, book design, and all things creative. Nehmen-Kodner provides branding and marketing for indie authors, start-ups, and established companies. Peggy helps authors through the design process to produce customized book covers and interiors. www.n-kcreative.com

 
Rujuta Paradkar
Rujuta Paradkar (MA, MFA, MPhil) is a writer, editor and content marketing specialist. She has worked in the media industry for over 10 years. As a journalist, she has reported for news organizations such as the BBC, CNN, Channel Four, Newsweek, Observer for Business and Politics, Rediff, and India Abroad, among others. She holds an MA in Literature from Bombay University, India and an MPhil in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was the Rose Fellow at Texas State University, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction). She serves as the Executive Director at Newfound Org and Newfound Journal. Currently, she is working on writing a novel.

 Andrew Doty

Andrew Doty began publishing poetry at the age of 16, then earned a degree in creative writing before pursuing a career as an editor. Through his editing company, Editwright, he provides comprehensive editorial services (developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading) to independent authors, small publishers, and professional companies. His portfolio includes both bestselling books and celebrity authors. In addition to incessant reading and editing, Andrew continues to write and publish poetry as well as create and record music.   

 

Cathy Wood

Cathy Wood knows publishing like few other book designers and graphic designers in the St. Louis area. After decades as a professional designer for large advertising and marketing agencies, Cathy now specializes in publication design for independent authors and editors.

Kevin Ericson

One hundred years ago Kevin Ericson’s Grandfather crossed the Atlantic aboard the Lusitania, immigrating to Chicago. He wrote about coming to America in a series of newspaper columns that were published in a Swedish newspaper. Kevin recently inherited copies of the articles and is working on translating them and compiling them into a book.
 
Tim Yohe
Tim Yohe is an author, blogger (Paranormal Insights) (Paranormal Entanglement), researcher, paranormal investigator, and aspiring Middle School science teacher. Currently he holds an Associate’s Degree in Education and has self-published his first book – a nonfiction piece entitled Limestone and Its Paranormal Properties. Three more books are in their research/writing phase. Olivia’s Ghost is a young adult paranormal fiction novel. Pregnancy and the Paranormal will be his second nonfiction work. A Haunting in Eden Meadows has its setting in a tuberculosis sanatorium in the 1920’s. Tim also is continuing to educate himself in all of the aspects of social media. You can find him on:

 Bob Baker
Bob Baker is an author, teacher, musician, and visual artist dedicated to showing creative people of all kinds how to get exposure, connect with fans, and increase their incomes. He is the author of: Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook; 55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet; Unleash the Artist Within; and more. Check out Bob’s free ezine, blog, podcast, video clips and articles at www.FullTimeAuthor.com and www.TheBuzzFactor.com.

 

     

 

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