2022 Board Members
President: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Vice President: Maddie Margarita
Treasurer: Diana Dallape
Corresponding Secretary: Sherry Bridges Clitheroe
Greeter: Gita Fisher
Members at Large:
Veronica Cline Barton
Sherry Bridges Clitheroe (pseudonym: Abigail Leigh Reed) is a 2019 Writer’s Digest Award winner and the 2021 Dorothy Cannell Scholarship winner. She sits on the board of Sisters in Crime Orange County, is a member of the SinC Guppy chapter, and is a Southern California Writers Association member. She writes cozy mysteries, fantasy, and short fiction in various genres. abigailleighreed.com.
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (Harcourt, 2004; reissued by Mars Street Press, 2018). Her fiction and nonfiction appear in Orange County Noir (Akashic), Literary Hatchet, Rock and a Hard Place magazine, USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series, Serial Magazine, Shotgun Honey (Down & Out Books), Crossing Borders (Down & Out Books), Inlandia, Authors Guild Bulletin, Belle Ombre, the Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, The Writer, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Since 1998, she’s hosted Writers on Writing, a radio show on KUCI-FM and podcast on iTunes. She taught at UC-Irvine, where she was named Distinguished Instructor, and currently teaches at Gotham Writers Workshop (NYC), Saddleback College’s Emeritus Institute (Orange County, CA), and privately. She’s editor of Palm Springs Noir (Akashic).
Laurie Sullivan Laren
Maddie Margarita writes humorous mystery and thrillers. When not writing, Maddie is the host of Lit Up! OC an amped up digital writers’ salon in Southern California, and Character Floss The Podcast which can be heard on Authors on the Air Global Network, and other major podcasting platforms. Maddie serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in It’s All in the Story–California, an anthology of short fiction. Maddiemargarita.com
Marla Jo Noel
Elena E Smith