June Gillam writes the Hillary Broome crime novel series, inspired by her obsession with what makes ordinary people mad enough to kill. A native of the Central Valley, June lives cradled between California’s Coastal Range and the Sierra Nevada mountains. She loves the company of writers and readers and was honored with a Jack London Award for her service to the writing community. A co-founder of the San Joaquin Valley Branch of the California Writers Club in 2015, June has authored seven books, released through her imprint, Gorilla Girl Ink. Visit her at junegillam.com
Vice President Bonnie Broxton
Bonnie Broxton is a retired school principal. She was born and raised in Marin County and graduated from University of the Pacific in 1963 with a B.A. Degree in History and Education with a Master’s Degree from CSU Sonoma. Beyond the hundreds of school newsletters, grant writing, etcetera; she is a novice writer. She is participating in the Tuesday workshops led by S.J. Writer’s Chapter President June Gillam. Bonnie has previously lived in both Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys but currently lives in their 54 year old home in Napa with her husband of 59 years. Their three grown children and five grandchildren keep them very busy. Bonnie is also a political activist and recently worked on the campaign to elect her former student Oscar Ortiz to the position of Napa County Sheriff.
Pam Van Allen became a sun-soaked Californian decades ago. She draws on her background as a psychologist to construct rock and roll stories of intrigue featuring protagonists who cope with painful emotions. Dr. Van Allen’s fourth book, Silent Voices Calling, launches an epic science fiction series, Secret Messages. Dr. Van Allen is also an editor and formatter, specializing in working with independent authors with the goal of self-publishing. Her business, Whizzits Press, has assisted in the publication of twenty books.
Terry lives in the lush California Zinfandel wine country, with the love of her life and their rescued pup, Jake. Writing under the pen T Wells Brown, she has published a romantic suspense series; Women of Wine Country, the contemporary fantasy series; Earth Magic, and the international sexy thriller collaboration; Sisters of Sin: A Femme Fatale Series. Terry is the feature writer for Best Version Media; a community magazine and has recently joined the IAM publication. Besides reading and writing, she devotes her time to her family and writer community.
Twitter Chair Pamela Pan
Pamela Pan is an English professor at San Joaquin Delta College where she teaches composition and literature. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in Bilingual/ESL Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. She writes historical fiction, short stories, essays, and poems. Her work has been published in various magazines and anthologies.
Anthology Co-Chair John Britto
John Britto is a charter member of the San Joaquin Valley Branch of the California Writers Club. He is Co-Chair of the Chapter’s inaugural anthology scheduled to be released in November of this year. Two of his short stories will be included. He has also been published in the anthologies of the University of Pacific and Delta College. His writing interests include contemporary and historical fiction. He writes novels, novellas, and short stories. John has been a member of many local critique groups and has served as a “beta” reader for our chapter members. He was one the chapter’s guest speakers at the October 2022 Manteca Book Faire. As a veteran, John is always eager to support fellow veterans. Last year, he designed and taught an eight-week writing class for local veterans. He anticipates having his first book published before the end of this year. He lives in Stockton with his wife, Irene.