WCDR is administered by a board of volunteers who guide the group’s activities according to the members’ needs and interests. Contact the Board here.
The WCDR Board is seeking to fill the following positions in 2017:
- RoundTable Coordinator
- Speaker Coordinator
- PR/Social Media
President – Jenny Madore
Jenny Madore is a full-time writer of romance of many genres – urban fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, and historical. Blessed to be a love-at-first-sight girl herself, 29 years later she still loves that boy and believes everyone deserves a happily-ever-after like theirs. She also believes in life adventures and has worked with lions and tigers, lived in the rainforests of Central America, and has recently resumed her training in falconry. Jenny believes that we should make our real lives as exciting and fulfilling as the lives we dream up in our writing. The author of a self-published, urban fantasy series where alpha women kick butt and devour the gorgeous male warriors around them, Jenny is working on becoming a hybrid writer and breaking into the traditional publishing market.
Vice President – Marissa Campbell
Marissa Campbell is a published freelance author, and co-author of the award-winning, spiritual self-help book Life: Living in Fulfillment Every Day. Look for her debut historical fiction Avelynn coming September 8th, 2015, from St. Martin’s Press. Currently, hard at work on the second book in the Avelynn Series, she is a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America, Writers’ Community of Durham Region, and local critique group B7.
When she is not writing, she is busy looking after her wonderful children, spending time with her fantastic husband, hanging out with her awesome friends, teaching yoga, dancing, laughing, and having fun!
Secretary and admin in training – Janet Nichols
Janet has loved the beauty of words, and the magic of how they fit together, from a very early age. She has heard her resume described as ‘unusual’, which she presumes is a roundabout way of saying she has an unexpected and non-traditional background! From eleven years as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, to working as a piano tuner, training for and completing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon (twice), to her current employment as Secretary in two Toronto churches, Janet looks at all of her experiences as great sources of inspiration for her next (alright, first) great Canadian novel. Janet lives in Ajax, Ontario with her four amazing children and two slightly psychotic betta fish.
Membership Coordinator – Lisa Liscoumb
Lisa Liscoumb is a life-long believer in the power and beauty of words. She has a degree in Journalism from Ryerson, a certificate in Technical Writing from Humber College, and numerous fiction-writing courses under her belt. She has had fiction and non-fiction pieces published in a variety of publications and is currently working on a novel she started at the 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon, as well as several short stories she’d really like to actually finish.
A self-described geek, Lisa is currently employed as an HR Analyst in downtown Toronto and lives in Oshawa with her husband and two cats who take great delight in demanding her undivided attention when she’s trying to write
Events Coordinator/Webmaster – Lesley Cadham
Round Table Coordinator – Jackie Brown
Jackie is the best-selling author of a children’s book on Canada’s first prime minister. She is currently working on not one, but two, psychological thrillers for adults but is spending far too much time planning the outfit she will wear when she collects her first Oscar for best adapted screen play. When not dreaming, Jackie works as a Program Manager for Canada’s largest education publisher, producing textbooks for the K-12 market. Jackie has worked in publishing for over 25 years, and looks forward to the challenge of serving the writers of Durham as part of the board of the WCDR.