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NINC 2020 President-Elect:

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.



NINC 2020 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.



NINC 2019 Treasurer:

Pam McCutcheon:

Pam McCutcheon 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.



2020 Nominating Committee Slate Candidates


  1. Misty Beller




  1. Kathy Carmichael




  1. Tanya Anne Crosby




  1. Jenny Gardiner




  1. Rick Gualtieri




  1. Dawn Lee McKenna




  1. Kristine Smith




  1. Pat Van Wie


Pat Van Wie is a hybrid author who writes suspense, romantic suspense, and romance under the pseudonyms Patricia Lewin and Patricia Keelyn. She's published eleven novels for three major publishers, including Ballantine, Bantam, and Harlequin. Her last three traditionally published
books were hardcover suspense novels released under her Lewin pseudonym. In 2014, Pat started releasing her backlist as an Indie author and has since added one new novel and several short stories to her list. Pat also has worked as an editor for Belle Books and taught writing
workshops and classes in various formats and lengths around the country, including her local Community College.



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