The election results are in! Your 2015 GFWW board is:
President – Chris Crawford
Chris grew up with two loves; computers and writing fiction. When it came time to choose a career, he went with the former and has had a long, successful career as a software developer. But the stories continued to burn inside him. In 2013, Chris finally caved in and wrote his first manuscript, a religiously-charged piece of speculative fiction called “The Tuning Station”. He is putting in the finishing touches and expects it to be released sometime in 2015. He’s also currently working on his second project, a YA/dystopian novel tentatively titled “Ro and Jules across Heaven and Hell.”
Chris lives in Keller with his wife and three sons (two in college). In his day job, he develops software for The Container Store.
Vice President – Kimberly Walton
Kimberly Packard began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Her first story about a forgotten, one-eyed teddy bear received rave reviews from her fourth grade teacher, and from there her love for the written word only grew. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 15 years.
Kimberly is Vice President of her writers group, Greater Fort Worth Writers. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Jerome the cat and a 88-pound lap dog named Charlie.
Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors. Her second novel, Pardon Falls, will be released in 2015.
Secretary – Susie Sheehey
Susan Sheehey writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction.
Her debut novel, AUDREY’S PROMISE, is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other e-retailers. Her next novel, PRINCE OF SOLANA, is a romantic suspense with the Wild Rose Press due out early 2015. After spending six years in the corporate world, Susan’s true passion wouldn’t let go and she’s been writing ever since. She lives and laughs in Texas with her husband and two sons. Follow Susan’s page at www.SusanSheehey.com
or on Facebook (Facebook.com/SusanSheehey) and Twitter @SusieQWriter.
Treasurer – Jeff Bacot
Jeff Bacot resides in Fort Worth, Texas and has spent the majority of his life in the Metroplex area. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1985 with a BA in Political Science and a BBA in Business Finance and received and graduate degree in banking in 1997. Jeff has spent almost 30 years in banking as SVP of commercial lending for 5 banks. He has been a writer for most of his life and spends most of his sparse free time working on various writing projects as well as some freelance copywriting assignments. He has written five books, two published books (“On the Hole” and a non-fiction book on banking, Government Guaranteed Lending In The Future) and two unpublished books, In 100 years Whos’ Gonna Care, a non-fiction World War I update and Air over Water, a fiction follow up to On the Hole, both will be released sometime soon. He also ghost wrote a non-fiction book entitled , The Totally Engaged Audience. Jeff has also written twelve short stories and writes a blog – Wrongs To Write: Defying Fiction Conviction. His primary genre is literary fiction, but he has also written sports stories, business stories, copywriting pieces, financial publications and some general fiction.