NWP Board Members
Editorial Committee Chair
Elyse Dinh-McCrillis has been an editor for 16 years, specializing in crime fiction, and her client list includes many award-winning authors. Her background is in journalism, and as corny as it may sound, she believes in truth, justice, and the American way. Which is why she joined Nasty Woman Press as Editorial Committee Chair, and will use literature as her cape in the fight against fascism.
Andrew Grant was born in Birmingham, England. He graduated from the University of Sheffield, founded and ran an independent theatre company, then fell into the telecommunications industry. Fifteen years later he escaped and established himself as the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Even, Die Twice, More Harm Than Good, RUN, False Positive, False Friend, and False Witness. He is married to novelist Tasha Alexander and lives on a nature preserve in Wyoming.
Director-at-Large and Publishing Committee Chair
Ken Isaacson has practiced law for more than 35 years, having graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia Law School. His legal career began on Wall Street, and today he is in-house general counsel to an international transportation company. Lawyers write for a living, and many people think they write fiction for a living. One day, Ken decided to drop all pretenses and write something he could readily admit was completely made up. So now he writes crime fiction.
Toni L.P. Kelner
Membership Committee Chair
Leigh Perry writes the Family Skeleton mysteries featuring adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery and her best friend, an ambulatory skeleton named Sid. The Skeleton Paints a Picture is the latest. As Toni L.P. Kelner, she’s the co-editor of paranormal anthologies with Charlaine Harris; the author of eleven mystery novels; and an Agatha Award winner and multiple award nominee for short fiction. She and her husband, daughters, and guinea pig live north of Boston.
Amy Patricia Meade
Non-Profit Liaison Committee Chair
Author of the critically acclaimed Marjorie McClelland Mysteries, the Rosie the Riveter historical mysteries, and the recent Vermont series, Amy Patricia Meade is a native of Long Island, NY, where she cut her teeth on classic films and books featuring Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown. After earning degrees in English and Business, and a stint as a freelance technical writer, Amy left the bright lights of New York City to pursue her creative writing career amidst the idyllic beauty of Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Amy currently resides in Brixham, Devon, UK where she is working on a culinary/literary mystery series and a stand-alone historical novel based upon the mysterious last days of Edgar Allen Poe. When not writing, Amy enjoys travel, testing out new recipes, classic films, and exploring her new home. https://amypatriciameade.com
Director of Operations
Erin Mitchell has more than two decades of global experience in the arts and sciences of public relations, advertising, and marketing communications. During her multi-faceted career, she has applied research, writing, team management, and media relations to successful PR campaigns for consumer goods, personal finance, education, healthcare, publishing, and technology clients. Erin’s experience also includes marketing of online research tools for journalists, and national and international media strategy programs for Fortune 500 clients. Raised a reader, she married her passion for fantastic stories to her uncanny ability to shout from virtual rooftops, working with both new and established authors (and still some products/brands).
President and Founder
Kelli is the creator of the critically-acclaimed Miranda Corbie series (City of Dragons, City of Secrets, City of Ghosts), literary noir novels set in 1940 San Francisco and featuring “one of crime’s most arresting heroines” (Library Journal). Critics have compared her work to her icons Raymond Chandler, Norman Corwin and Dashiell Hammett; her awards include the Macavity and Bruce Alexander and she is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
Kelli has also published an award-winning series set in Roman Britain (Nox Dormienda, The Curse-Maker), numerous short stories and essays, and holds a Master’s Degree in Classics. City of Sharks is her next novel. www.kellistanley.com
Pamela Vaughn is a retired professor of classics who has been studying Latin and ancient Greek for over 50 years. Among her scholarly interests are the ancient epic, the Roman Republic, the rise of the Caesars, Roman satire, Roman and Greek historians, and ancient warfare. As a child of the 60s who still remembers fondly her first protest march, she is proud to be a member of Nasty Woman Press and the creative resistance.
Kathryn Wadsworth is the coauthor of five books from Timber Press and Ten Speed Press, beginning with the award-winning best seller, What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?). She is also the author of the mystery novel Murder on Maui, and is currently working on the Inspector Marco Mysteries from Mystery Bay Publishing. She is a naturalist, eco-tour leader and teacher, presenting programs on writing, nature, and best garden practices.
For more information see www.kathrynanddavid.com
Marketing and Public Relations Chair
New York Times-bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear was born and grew up in Kent, England. Following a career spanning academic publishing, higher education and marketing communications in the UK, she emigrated to the United States in 1990. Jacqueline’s first novel, Maisie Dobbs, was a National Bestseller and was nominated for 7 awards, including the Edgar for Best Novel. She subsequently won the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Alex Award. Together with To Die But Once (coming March 2018), Jacqueline has now published 14 novels in the Maisie Dobbs series. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times and National Bestseller, and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. For more information, please visit jacquelinewinspear.com.
Communications Committee Chair
Teresa Wong is a poet, linguist, knitter, photographer, techie, and occasional editor. She lives in Los Angeles with her crime writing husband and superhero daughter.