Board of Directors, 2021
Alison Cantrell, President
Alison Cantrell is a freelance editor and proofreader based in Vancouver, Washington. She’s been working with writers for ten years in various forms, from tutoring student writers to editing book manuscripts. She has a master’s degree in book publishing with a focus in editing from Portland State University, and she enjoys collaborating with storytellers to create beautiful stories Outside of editing, Alison spends her free time with her family (which includes a supportive husband, an adoring dachshund, and an indifferent cat), working on her own writing, and volunteering with the Northwest Editors Guild and VoiceCatcher. Find her at alisonjcantrell.com.
Carol Fischbach, Secretary
Carol Fischbach is a writer, a nurse, and a student archetype with too many degrees and an ocean of student debt. She was the oldest person in her nursing school class, became an RN at sixty-four, and now at seventy-two is limited to lifting words instead of people. Writing is the portal through which she enters her life and reframes it for her own consumption. She has been published in Propeller, Nailed Magazine, Oregon East, Tide Pools, and the Port Townsend Leader and has done performances at ROAR, a platform for fierce feminine storytelling. She has done dozens of writing workshops over the years, including several with Lidia Yuknavitch and others at Corporeal Writing. She is a member of the Pinewood Table writing group. Most recently, she has done monologue performances directed by Beth Bornstein Dunnington in company with other writers and performers. Meanwhile, always seeking new ways to appear on the page.
Kristin Stein, Social Media and Events Coordinator
Kristin Stein is a freelance editor and writer with a love of all things ghostly and haunted. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, dog, and chickens and hopes to one day have an orchard and bee farm. Find her at kristinmstein.com.
Bridget Carrick, Managing Editor, Prose, and Member at Large
Bridget Carrick is a freelance editor, proofreader, and designer from Portland, Oregon. She previously worked as a writer, content marketer, and writing teacher—she’s always trying to find new ways to enjoy working with words. After earning her master’s of science degree in book publishing at Portland State University, she devoted her time to helping nonfiction authors and memoirists polish their work to perfection. She lives with her partner and their three-legged cat, Puck (from the play, not the rink). Find her at bridgetcarrick.com.
Erin R Lund, Managing Editor, Poetry, and Member at Large
Erin R Lund is an editor, author, poet, and spoken-word artist living in Vancouver, Washington, with her two sons and more books than she can read in this lifetime. Under her pen name, Erin Aurelia, she has composed two poetry collections and is working on a third. She is a well-known spoken-word performer in Vancouver’s open-mic circuit and is an avid supporter of local poets, musicians, and bands. Currently she is recording a spoken-word EP and authoring a book about her spiritual practice. Erin is also owner of Sunshine Editorial Services, where she specializes in editing memoir, creative nonfiction, and mysteries. Find her at sunshineeditorialservices.com.