WoM LeadershipMeet the Board of Directors
Teri is one of the founding members of Write on Mamas and a contributor to the group’s first anthology. After receiving a BA in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, Teri moved to northern California where she held numerous marketing director positions in the shopping center industry. She left the business world in 2007 to pursue a much more challenging but rewarding position – motherhood. Amidst the joyful chaos of raising an ten-year-old son and nine-year-old twin daughters, Teri writes YA/middle grade fiction.
Marianne writes personal essays and short stories and is developing a novel. Her dual muses are her husband, Michael, and son, Nicholas. She is a founding member of Write on Mamas and also belongs to Left Coast Writers. She is honored to be an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.
Mary Hill is writing a memoir about learning to accept her son’s disability and then helping him do the same. Mary has read at Lit Crawl, and her essays have appeared in various disability-related newsletter and blogs, including her own, Finding Joy in Simple Things. Mary lives in Berkeley with her husband and three children. She is a co-editor of Mamas Write.
Freelance writer and author Laurel Hilton feels lucky to call the SF/Bay Area her home. Laurel’s work has been featured in the anthologies Mamas Write, 26 Tales of Truth, Wit and Grit and Nothing but the Truth: Transitions, as well as Sonoma Weddings magazine, Parents’ Press magazine and Examiner.com. She has performed for KQED Perspectives, Lit Crawl and Listen to Your Mother. Laurel hates traffic but enjoys stalking podcast hosts.
Joanne is a freelance writer and editor and one of the co-editors of the WoM anthology, Mamas Write. She is a founding member of Literary Mama and has worked as a columnist, reporter, and middle school teacher. She lives in the east bay with her husband, daughter, and labradoodle.
Mary Allison Tierney
A Native Texan currently waging battle in a Bay Area minefield of twenty-something, teenaged and perimenopausal hormones. A recovering Marin private school mother of two college aged musician/artist-philosophers and a high school Whovian drummer with aspirations in fashion and science fiction. Founding member of the Write on Mamas and photographer of same. Published in The Sun Magazine, The Marin Independent Journal and the Write on Mamas anthology, Mamas Write, 29 Tales of Truth, Wit & Grit.
Mary Allison is looking forward with dread and gusto to starting her fifth NaNoWriMo novel in November. A diligent trail hiker, sweater repurposer and encaustic painter, because melting beeswax with a propane torch is quite soothing. Can read metal band logos and has on occasion been caught knitting. Won’t carpool.