Executive Board

Madam President

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Andy Lee recieved a BA in Creative Writing and Anthropology, followed by an MFS in Forest Science. She has published short stories and poems in collegiate publications, short fiction in a SF Bay Area newspaper, and non-fiction in regional newsletters. In both reading and writing, Andy is interested in historical, science, and literary fiction, 19th century travelogues, and biographies. She is an avid hiker and recreational bicycle rider, dog lover, and continues her interest in anthropology through armchair and actual travel.

Vice-President

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Rachael Crawford is a teacher, writer, and director in Albany NY. She teaches theatre and creative writing to students of all ages, using her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Masters in Education from the College of Saint Rose. She uses her theatre knowledge to write a series of yet to be published theatre related mysteries. It is her goal to encourage more local young people to write and she hopes that this company will further this goal.

Treasurer

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Due to the interests of her parents Shannon Kauderer was almost born at a science fiction convention. The science theme stuck as Shannon took to her own interests, getting a BS in Chemistry while writing her own science fiction on the side. Throughout that time National Novel Writing Month (NNWM) was a key factor in achieving her writing goals. When she got a job in the Albany area she knew that she wanted to support NNWM by becoming the regional Municipal Liaison.

Secretary

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Lizette Strait is the author of 'Pink Sneakers in Space'. She is also a freelance technical writer and blogger with published articles in online newsletters and business websites. As co-founder of Chicken Scratch, an online writing salon, Lizette is active in the writing community. Lizette enjoys membership in Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Albany NaNoWriMo.