KathleenKaiserPresident Kathleen Kaiser
Author, book publicist, web designer and marketer, co-founder of Pacific Institute for Professional Writing, President Kathleen Kaiser & Associates

Board Members

Patricia FryPast President Patricia Fry is a charter member of SPAWN, former Associate Director, Vice President and President of SPAWN, author, freelance writer, editorial assistant and publisher at Matilija Press FaithStraderTreasurer/Secretary Faith Strader is a business manager at Faith Financial who works in various industries ranging from importing to film production to commercial real estate. She studied Public Sector Management at CSUN and went to UCSB for Film Studies.
Penny C. Sansevieri, founder and CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book-marketing and media-relations expert. She is an adjunct professor teaching self-publishing for NYU. sandy and izzieNewsletter Editor Sandra Murphy writes magazine articles about the weird and wacky, pets and animals of all kinds. Under the pen name of Avery Mack she writes articles about how to live green. Untreed Reads has published her short fiction stories. At Kings River Life she reviews mystery/suspense/thrillers. She’s edited SPAWNews for a number of years and learns something new with each issue.
LisaAngleChief Technology Officer Lisa Angle owner of Ninety Degrees Media is the right Angle for helping you promote you and your books. VirginiaLawrenceVirginia Lawrence, Ph.D. is a charter member of SPAWN, also past Executive Director and past Webmaster of SPAWN. She is currently Senior VP Technology at Ballantines PR and President of CogniText Web Development and Online Marketing.
Tammy Ditmore, owner of eDitmore Editorial Services, has been an editor for more than three decades and a member of SPAWN since 2011. She has written several articles for SPAWN’s monthly newsletter and assisted in the SPAWN booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. DallasWoodburnYouth Director Dallas Woodburn is the author of two self-published short story collections and editor of Dancing With The Pen: a collection of today’s best youth writing. She also writes extensively for nonfiction markets — including Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, and Chicken Soup for the Soul — and her plays have been produced in Los Angeles and New York City. Connect with her at

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