Meet Our Board:

Linda Hazen has been president for a number of years. Her life in her own words:. “I’m a true native of this magical valley and grew up on a cattle ranch just north of Kelly, Wyoming. The passion for writing hit me when I was in my mid-forties, after attending my first Jackson Hole Writers Conference. I found others who share my passion. I currently serve Jackson Hole Writers in many different capacities during the annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference, as well as facilitate writing workshops and a bi-monthly writers critique group during the entire year. It’s a delight to bring people together from all aspects of life who love to tell stories!”

Nanci Turner Steveson serves as JHW vice president for the second year. She is the author of two middle grade novels, Swing Sideways and the forthcoming Georgia Rules, both from HarperCollins. She wears many hats, including that of a member OffSquare Theater, an inveterate crocheter, resident faculty for the conference, and a keeper of two dogs, two horses and lots of firewood at a cabin down a long road in Jackson Hole. Read more.


JHW Secretary Susan Marsh lives in Jackson, Wyoming. With degrees in geology and landscape architecture and a lifelong interest in creative writing, she has combined her interests into a body of work that explores the relationship of humans to the wild. Her work has appeared in journals that include Orion, North American Review, and Fourth Genre, and in many anthologies. Her books include War Creek, winner of the 2014-15 May Sarton Prize, A Hunger for High Country, Cache Creek: A Trailside Guide to Jackson Hole’s Backyard Wilderness, and Saving Wyoming’s Hoback, winner of the 2016 Wallace Stegner Prize. Read more.

Macye Maher has served on the board many years. She has just published her first novel, Fireworks & Fertility.

Traci McClintic is new to the board this year and has taken on treasurer duties.