Meet the Board

Our President

Avery Cove writes both historical and contemporary novels. She has a degree in Creative Writing and has been PRO for several years. Her current plan is to finish her contemporary series, loosely based on a town in the Ozark mountains.

Avery works full-time as head cataloger for a regional library system. She’s married to a true Renaissance Man, has four children and eleven grands, plus three greats. She is the proud owner of five cats and one very spoiled dog.

Time permitting, she reads, writes, dabbles at drawing, and pretends she’s making music on her keyboard.

Ms. Cove lives in the hills of Arkansas where four-legged critters outnumber the people.

Avery is a member of RWA and many online chapters. You can find her at her Facebook page and Twitter. Her website is and she writes at Sheila’s blog.

Our Vice-President

Kristi Rhodes writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic comedy set in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. She is querying her second novel and hopes to find representation in 2017.

In her spare time, Kristi bikes through the woods, is challenged by her yoga class, visits her family in Florida as often as possible and takes as many writing classes and workshops as she can juggle.

Ms. Rhodes is a member of RWA, her home chapter is CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers) and enjoys keeping her bookkeeping skills in practice by being the Treasurer of RWF. You can find her at,

Our Treasurer
A.M. Wells began her writer’s journey almost 10 years ago. She enjoys the community and support she’s found within RWA, Georgia Romance Writers and RWF. She is excited for the opportunity to give back and serve as treasurer for RWF for the next two terms.

Our Secretary
Anne Parent lives in Tennessee and is the proud parent of three and grandparent of seven.

Joan Leacott

Our Past President

Joan Leacott writes, and proudly self-publishes, contemporary multi-generational novels featuring the lives, loves, and scandals of small-town Clarence Bay, Canada.

After releasing her third title, Joan put her newly-honed Word formatting skills to use for her friends and Woven Red Author Services was born. The delivery of her course Mastering Word for Fiction Writers is imminent.

Joan spends her winters in Toronto attending plays, ballets, aquafit and hot yoga classes. Her summers are spent on the shores of Georgian Bay relaxing on the deck with a romance novel and a glass of wine. And writing.

Ms. Leacott is a member of the Romance Writers of America. Her home chapter is in Toronto, and she belongs to a number of online groups.

Check out Joan’s books at and her author services at

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