2019-2020 Executive Board

 

President: Audrey Kalman: Audrey Kalman is a novelist, short story writer, and editor. She has
served in a variety of positions, from event coordinator to membership chairperson, on a number of
non-profit boards over the last 20 years. She credits the first CWC meeting she attended in 2011 with
giving her the courage to self-publish her novel Dance of Souls. The connections she formed through
the club helped her find a publisher for her next novel. She edited several issues of the club’s Fault
Zone anthology series and continues to assist with logistics and editing. Most recently she served as
VP/Speakers and remains involved with CWC because of her desire to foster a sense of community
among writers.

VP/Speakers: Geri Spieler: Geri is a full-time freelance investigative reporter for Truthdig.com. Her
writing experience includes newspaper reporting, magazine editing, and her creative non-fiction
book,Taking Aim at the President, published by Macmillan in 2009. Her CWC experience includes
chairing the Jack London writers conference in 2005 and hosting Open Mic. She has been branch
president, NorCal rep, founder of the CWC Leadership Conference, speaker chair, hospitality co-chair
and Think Tank chair.

Secretary: Korie Pelka: Korie spent over 25 years working with Silicon Valley executives, building and
running communication teams. In 2015, she left the corporate world to travel and discover her own
voice through her 3rd Act Gypsy blog, www.3rdactgypsy.com. With a strong belief that she is never
lost, just exploring, she is currently diving into the world of memoir and novel writing. In addition, she is
a life coach, consultant and workshop facilitator. Korie has served as club secretary for the past year,
along with contributing her organizational and event expertise.
Treasurer: Jean Morrow: Jean is a mother, grandmother, entrepreneur, writer and long-time Bay Area
resident. She has worked in the corporate environment and with her husband in family-owned
businesses. Having returned to writing after decades in the business world, Jean is now working on her
third mystery book. She uses her background in technology and finance in creating characters for her
short stories and books. Jean has served as our treasurer for the past year, and secretary for a year
before that.

Treasurer: Jean Morrow: Jean is a mother, grandmother, entrepreneur, writer and long-time Bay Area
resident. She has worked in the corporate environment and with her husband in family-owned
businesses. Having returned to writing after decades in the business world, Jean is now working on her
third mystery book. She uses her background in technology and finance in creating characters for her
short stories and books. Jean has served as our treasurer for the past year, and secretary for a year
before that.