The DWW Board
President Linda C. Angér
Vice President / New Membership Chair Cindy Hampel
Treasurer Michelle Morouse
Secretary Veronica Dale
Immediate Past President Diana Dinverno
BOARD MEMBER PROFILES
Linda Angér is the owner of The Write Concept, Inc., a marketing communications company founded in 2000. Her clients have included DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Valeo Corporation, The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation, HAVEN, The Royal Park Hotel, Whole Bubble Thinking (Brisbane, Australia), and hundreds of small businesses throughout Michigan. Her business writing has been featured in Black Engineer Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal, MultiCultural Law Journal, and in many online business magazines. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in national publications such as Mused-the Bella Online Journal, Still Crazy Magazine, and the Almost Touching Anthology.
Cindy Hampel has earned awards for investigative journalism and feature writing. She has reported for daily newspapers, served in corporate media relations, and consulted on editorial projects for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Cindy lives with her family in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Michelle Morouse is a pediatrician who writes fiction, mainly flash fiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in The Southeast Review, Oxford Magazine, Shark Reef, Boston Literary Magazine, and the Rose and Thorn Journal.
Veronica Dale has a background in pastoral ministry and writes fantasy fiction. Three of her flash fiction pieces were published online by Flashshot and Scent of an Ending. She won first place in the Julia Grice Fiction Competition with her short story “Dried Beans,” which later appeared in the St. Anthony Messenger magazine. Her fiction has received recognition from Writers’ Digest, Writers of the Future, Rochester Writers and the National League of American Pen Women. Currently she is revising a four-book fantasy series.
Diana Dinverno is the Immediate Past President of DWW. When not practicing law in Southeastern Michigan, Diana writes poetry and works on her current project, a novel set in fifteenth century Florence. Her feature stories and essays have appeared in Metro-Detroit and national publications.
Iris Lee Underwood is a graduate of Oakland University, a past president of DWW, and former Writer in Residence at the Troy Public Library. Her publication credits include The MacGuffin, Farming Magazine, Michigan Gardener, edibleWOW, Michigan Out-of-Doors, Woods-N-Water News, Rotarian, Metro Parent, Quilter’s World,The Oakland Press, Romeo Observer, Tri-City Times, Eccentric and Observer papers, Detroit News, Royal Oak Tribune, Grand Rapids Press, and the Appaliachian News Express in Pikesville, Kentucky. Iris owns Yule Love it Lavender Farm in Leonard, Michigan.
Edith Andersen immigrated from Iceland after high school. She continued her education at Eastern Michigan University, receiving a B.S. in Education. In 1980, she earned a M.S. in Reading followed with a Ed. Specialist in Administration. After teaching for 30 years and raising six children, she added writing as one of her hobbies, along with reading, golf, and gardening. She looks forward to spending the next 30 years honing her writing skills and working with other writers.