Leadership

ASJA's administrative and fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30. The current volunteer leadership is listed below. To contact ASJA please use this Contact Form.

Past Presidents

Chapter Presidents

Board of Directors

Officers

Sherry Beck Paprocki

President

Columbus, OH

 

 

Milt Toby

Milt Toby

Vice President

Georgetown, KY

 

 

Howard Baldwin

Treasurer

Sunnyvale, CA
 

Jennifer Goforth Gregory

Secretary

Wake Forest, NC
 

Immediate Past Presidents

Randy Dotinga Randy Dotinga
Immediate Past President

San Diego, CA

 

 

Minda Zetlin

Minda Zetlin

2nd Immediate Past President

Snohomish, WA
 
 

Terms Expiring 2017

Patchen Barss

Patchen Barss

At Large

Toronto, ON
 
 
Laura Laing

Laura Laing

At Large

Baltimore, MD
 

Terms Expiring 2018

Jennifer L.W. Fink

Jennifer L.W. Fink

At Large

Mayville, WI

 

 

Beverly Gray

Beverly Gray

At Large

Santa Monica, CA
 
Nancy Kriplen

Nancy Kriplen

At Large

Indianapolis, IN
 
 

Terms Expiring 2019

Emily Paulsen
At Large
Kensington, MD

 

Wendy Helfenbaum
At Large
Montreal, Quebec

 

 

Terms Expiring 2020

Jennie Helderman
At Large
Atlanta, GA

 

 

Lottie Joiner
At Large
Washington D.C.

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    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self–addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
    – Ring Lardner
  • A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
    – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
    – Somerset Maugham
  • Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
    – Christopher Hampton
  • Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
    – Lawrence Kasdan
  • Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
    –Wilson Mizner
  • Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    – Flannery O'Connor
  • I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
    – Lawrence Welk
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    – Douglas Adams
  • I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
    – Stephen Wright
  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    – Robert Benchley
  • It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
    – Andrew Jackson
  • Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
    – Richard Curtis
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self–deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    –Somerset Maugham
  • Writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub. Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It's a wonder that most of them don't.
    – Stephen King
  • Writing a novel is like spelunking. You kind of create the right path for yourself. But, boy, are there so many points at which you think, absolutely, I'm going down the wrong hole here.
    – Chang–rae Lee
  • Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
    –Samuel Johnson