Meet the Board of Directors
Tony is an award-winning publisher, author, and screenwriter.
Angie Andriot is an artist, sociologist and spiritual director. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Purdue University. Through her career, she has been an elementary art teacher, a sociology professor, a small business owner, and a research analyst for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is currently working on a YA occult novel set in modern-day Indiana.
Denise Estelle Brown was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. She spent her childhood in a coal mining camp at the foot of a mountain before going on to become a painter and creative writer with a strong interest in community leadership. Denise focused on underserved youth in her role as Executive Artistic Director of Les McCann School for the Arts and currently holds the position of Executive Director for the Hopewell Museum in Paris, Kentucky.
Erv Klein is a life-long resident of Louisville. He’s been writing for eight years and is a firm believer in writers supporting writers. Subterfuge, his first book, was published in March, 2019. It is an historical fiction mystery about a missing German U-boat in World War II and the captain’s son’s search to discover its fate. His second, an as-yet unnamed family saga about a man in search of a family, is set in a fictional small town in Kentucky.
Navin Madras is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technologies at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, where he teaches computer programming classes. Navin grew up in Bangalore, India, where he completed his BS degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. He arrived in the United States in 1996, completing an MBA and MS in Computer Science. He is currently writing a murder mystery and two other novels, all set in India, as well as several translation projects.
Lynn Slaughter is addicted to the arts, chocolate, and her husband’s cooking. After a long career as a professional dancer and dance educator, Lynn earned her MFA in Writing from Seton Hill University. She writes YA coming-of-age romantic mysteries and is the author of DEADLY SETUP, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards silver medalist, and a finalist for the M & M Chanticleer International Book Awards, Imadjinn Award, and Book Excellence Award; LEISHA’S SONG, an Agatha nominee, Silver Falchion and
Lynn Tincher is an Author, Publisher, Podcaster, Public Speaker, and Film Executive Producer. AFTERTHOUGHTS, the first book in her Mind-Bending Series, was optioned for film by Kilted Pictures. The short film of the same name was a finalist for the Imadjinn Award in Film and was shown in the Show Low, Pasadena International, Imaginarium, and Worldfest Houston Film Festivals where it won the REMI Award. Her book, THE DEVIL'S MARK, was a finalist for the Best Thriller Imadjinn Award. Lynn has appe
Jenn Wagley is the owner of a small marketing and corporate communications agency, spending most of her time creating strategic copy for her clients. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with an MA in Journalism, and attends the school’s writing workshop each summer. Most importantly, Jenn enjoys as many LLA workshops as she can squeeze into her schedule.
Tanya White was born and raised in Louisville, is a licensed minister, and is a proud active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is an alum of the University of Louisville, with a B.S. in Management, M.Ed. in Special Ed, M.A. in School Counseling, and Education Administration/Principal Certification. She has 13 years of experience as a special education teacher and 7 years as a school administrator. She is the host of Real Talk With Tanya White and owner of SNT Publishing.
Join our Board and Build a Better Writing Community
LLA recently reimagined its mission and vision, setting its sights on becoming a more inclusive community for writers of all levels and genres. We seek a more diverse leadership, membership, and currciulum--and are committed to serving overlooked neighborhoods in Metro Louisville.
LLA Needs You
We need new Board members to help lead our charge and dedicate themsleves to providing much-needed programs, resources, and opportunities. Please contact email@example.com to learn more.