Interim President, Tawdra Kandle
Tawdra Kandle writes romance, both contemporary and paranormal. Since her debut work in 2011, she has released over fifty works and is a USA Today bestselling author. She’s also a co-organizer of Indie BookFest, an annual author education and author/reader event in central Florida. Tawdra is married to her husband of thirty years, who is a chaplain. They have four children by birth and one son-in-law (by choice!), and they live in central Florida.
The President is the chief executive officer of NINC. It is his/her duty to coordinate and oversee the activities of the organization, including the national conference, NINC's various committees, and the organization's special projects. The President leads the monthly Board meetings and sets the agenda; writes a monthly column for Nink ; and presides over the Annual Business Meeting. After serving a complete term in office, the NINC President becomes a member of the Advisory Council.
Interim President-elect, Lisa Hughey
When a current President completes his/her term, the President-Elect shall become the next President. S/he shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President in the events of the latter's absence and shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine, including overall charge of the next annual conference. The President-Elect also serves as NINC's Public Relations Coordinator.
Treasurer, Pam McCutcheon
Pam is the author of romance novels and how-to books for writers under her own name, and the Demon Underground YA urban fantasy series under the name Parker Blue. In her former day job, she managed and distributed $60M annually for the construction, repair, and maintenance of a military installation. She was the founding treasurer of Pikes Peak Writers, served on the RWA national board as a Regional Director, has served in many positions for a local romance writers group, and has worked as the NINC conference registrar the past few years. Pam/Parker now works full-time as a writer, editor, speaker, and in an assisted self-publishing business.
The NINC Treasurer works with the Central Coordinator to pay monthly bills. The Treasurer receives monthly profit and loss reports from the Central Coordinator and deals with NINC’s bank accounts, CDs and money market account. S/he prepares the NINC budget and conference budget in consultation with the Board and gets the NINC financial records ready for the yearly audit.
Secretary, Hallee Bridgeman
With more than half a million book sales, Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real-world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy.
An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. She enjoys the roller-coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a college student daughter, and two pre-teen sons delivers.
Hallee is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the American Christian Writers (ACW) as well as being a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). An accomplished speaker, Hallee has taught and inspired writers around the globe, from Sydney, Australia, to Dallas, Texas, to Portland, Oregon, to Washington, D.C., and all places in between.
The NINC Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and all business meetings of the organization. S/he sends material and updates to the NINC archives and also performs such other duties as the Board of Directors determines from time to time.
Nink Editor, Michele Dunaway
Describing herself as a woman who does way too much and never wants to stop, Michele Dunaway is a best selling author of 26 novels with major publishers, and she's an award-winning high school teacher who advises the newspaper and yearbook. She is a Journalism Education Association Distinguished Yearbook Adviser, a Dow Jones News Fund Special Recognition Adviser and a Missouri High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. A proud mom, Michele shares her home with far too many rescued cats, who completely rule the roost
The Newsletter Editor is responsible for compiling each month's edition of Nink . This includes choosing appropriate content, assigning articles to writers, editing submissions, and working with columnists. The editor works closely with Nink 's publisher each month to produce the print and electronic versions of Nink .
Advisory Council Representative, Lou Aronica
The Advisory Council Representative’s primary responsibility to the Board of Directors is to help to preserve the continuity and maintain the smooth operation of the organization, in particular with regard to outgoing and incoming Boards, serving as the official link between the organization’s past and its future.