Our President

Joyce Faulkner lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965. Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles. She also wrote columns — “The History of Aerial Applications” for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine “Scribe & Quill.” She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer. Her published books include “Losing Patience” (a Collection of Short Fiction), “The Complete Writer: A Guide to Reaching Your Full Potential” (with coauthors), “In the Shadow of Suribachi” (2006 MWSA Gold Medal for Historical Fiction), “For Shrieking Out Loud” (a collection of humorous creative non-fiction essays), “Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors” (with Pat McGrath Avery, Non-fiction). Two of her stories — “Part the Horse’s Mane (fiction) and “Rosa” (nonfiction) are available as Amazon “Shorts.”

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Her educational background includes a Major in Writing at the University of Arkansas (3 years) in the 1960s, an Associates Degree in Engineering Science, a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Cleveland State University. She worked in the Gas Industry for many years…first as an Engineer and then as a Supervisor of Gas Supply and then Manager of Information Services. When she left industry in 2000, she was the Director of eCommerce with many years experience in web development and design.

She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008. Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout. She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history — for themselves, their families, their communities — and our country.

“It all started when I wrote ‘In the Shadow of Suribachi’,” she says. “It’s basically the story of my father’s experiences as a young Marine at the Battle of Iwo Jima. That book has my heart. It was also the beginning of my working to get veterans’ stories written and published. Working with MWSA is an extension of that dream…to make sure that all of our history is recorded and recognized.

Other Board Members

Mike Mullins
Vice President

jim greenwald

Pat Avery

Bill McDonald
Founder and Member of Board

Dwight Zimmerman
Board Member

Richard Lowry
Board Member

Ray Morris
Board Member

D.H. Brown
Board Member

Other Staff Members

jim greenwald
Lead Reviewer

to see Jim’s bio and photo, see our reviewers page

Maria Edwards

The wife of award-winning novelist Jeff Edwards, Maria is the former Vice President of Military Writer’s Society of America. Well known among authors and publishers as an innovative book marketer, she specializes in teaching authors how to leverage the power of cooperative book promotion events.