WoM LeadershipMeet the Board of Directors
President/WebsiteTeri 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.
Board MemberHarriet Heydemann is a MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at San Francisco State University. She is a creative nonfiction writer. Her work has been published in The Sun, Hippocampus, Brain, Child and The Big Roundtable. Early chapters of her memoir have appeared in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs and in Huffington Post. She was a featured reader in Listen to Your Mother, San Francisco, and she is an alum of the juried workshops of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Aspen Summer Words, and Writing by Writers.
Treasurer/MembershipMary 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.
EventsFreelance 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.
Board MemberChristina Julian is a wine and food columnist in Napa Valley. She conquered her own Mt. Kilimanjaro last summer when her debut novel, The Dating Bender, was published and became a 2017 Best Book Award finalist. Her life wasn’t crazy enough juggling work, toddling twins, a kitten and a new puppy, she decided to torment herself further with another publishing plight—her first picture book. Rainbow Bridges and Biscuit Trees is about a lonely girl who must let go of the only friend she’s ever known, her dog Rosie.
Christina’s writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, Bohemian, Weddings California, North Bay Biz, and beyond. She is thrilled to join the WoM board and mingle with grownups who don’t talk back.
MembershipJoanne 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
PhotographyA 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.