CMWG Officers

President-Aaron Gordon

Bio to come.

Vice-President-Nancy Bourgeois

Nancy Bourgeois brings leadership from years as a Registered Nurse, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret. Army), head of state-wide medical training and Incident Commander of the Office of Public Health for Disaster Preparedness during Katrina to name a few of her overlapping positions. Since retirement, she continues to serve as Executive Director of the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. These experiences and her New Orleans background provide flavor that rings true in her mystery novels, Murder Beneath the Masque and Unmasked, with a third in the series underway as well as A Summer in Comfort.

Treasurer-Victoria Finnaly

Victoria is the author of three books of poetry – Ponchatoula Sojourn, Ponchatoula Odyssey and Ponchatoula Dreams.  She has also co-authored two non-fiction books Ponchatoula Automania a collection of automobile trivia with her husband, and Bittersweet Memories which includes her grandmother’s memoirs.  The latter is the story of a young girl who follows her husband to the Philippines and endures World War II, often a captive of the Japanese.

 Fannaly received recognition for her poetry at two Jambalaya Writer’s Conferences and has been published in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Writer’s Magnolia Quarterly publications.  She placed first in poetry at the 7thAnnual Berries, Bridges and Books Writer’s Conference held in Ponchatoula.

Secretary-Tracey Boyle

Tracey has recently embarked on her creative writing journey.  She has completed online writing classes offered by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and is learning from the other members of this writers group.

    

She is a fan of the Louisiana Book Festival. Although she is not published, she has felt like an author, editor, and publisher while overseeing the production of an annual 500 to 600 page budget request book in her career as a state department budget manager.  She has loved reading her whole life and has a cabinet of books waiting for her next read.