Rose Marie Kern, President
Rose Marie Kern has had four books and more than 425 magazine articles published. Though most of her work is connected with aviation, she also writes about gardening, solar energy and sustainable living. Most SWW members will recognize Rose as the editor of the SouthWest Sage for the past five years and she is the editor of the latest SWW publication The SouthWest Sage Anthology.
Melody Groves, Vice President
Eight-time award-winner Melody Groves is the author of six historical fiction novels and three nonfiction books. Her dozens of magazine articles appear in Wild West, True West, New Mexico Magazine, Enchantment Magazine, and many more. Past-president of SouthWest Writers, she’s also a member of Western Writers of America. And when not writing, she plays rhythm guitar (and tambourine) in the Jammy Time Band.
Kent Langsteiner, Treasurer
Kent Langsteiner brings a much needed skill set to keeping this unruly bunch of literary artists financially stable. This will be his third year as treasurer for SouthWest Writers.
Patricia Walkow, Secretary
Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author. Her work was honored in the 2016 William Faulkner Literary Competition. A full-length biography, The War Within, the Story of Josef, won first place awards in national and international competitions. She writes short stories and essays and has contributed to both online and print anthologies, newspapers, and magazines. Ms. Walkow was a former systems manager in a Fortune 200 company and is a member of the Corrales Writing Group. She lives in Corrales with her husband, cats, and one very spoiled dog.