The Columbia writers alliance
board of directors 

Jerlean S. Noble

She is a 30 year retiree of the Department of Psychloogy at the University of South Carolina.  She is a published author with 5 published books, 3 which are in the Richland County Library.​





Ida Thompson

a veteran educator with both practical and administrative experiences in all phases of library media center management, technology education on, and distance education at building and district levels.



Dr. Mikell E. Snooks

Dr. Snooks has a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the International Overcoming Outreach School of Religion in Columbia SC.  He has penned several books.  Most of his publications deal with restoring the Church; but he also writes motivational and poetry material. 

President &


Sonja T. Carter

the creator and author of Aloma and the Red Suitcase and Suni Summers Shares a Story. The stories feature lovable characters that share some of the same character traits of the author, her giving spirit and love for reading.


Viola H. Sanders 

She has appeared on several television and radio shows around the country and was featured in Network Journal Magazine, a magazine for African American professionals and small business owners, and AS WE LIVE Magazine - 2007. Viola released her first publication in 1996, entitled "African American Inventors" and has recently developed additional educational material for people of all ages. 


core members

Nicole Belin, Children's Book Author 

Linda Darnelle Bowman, Author, Poet 

Rev. Louisa Davis Dobbins, Author, Poet

Aliadah Duncan, Poet 

Delman Gibson, Writer, Poet

Candis Haskins, Ficton/Notifiction Writer & Poet 

Ginetta V. Hamilton, Author

Dr. Vivian Hudson, Novelist 

Amanda Jones, Novelist & Poet

Dr. Ezell Pittman, PhD, Author 

Sabrina Brown, Entreprenuer, Poet, Author

Eileen A. Scharenbroch, Aspiring Poet & Author 

John M. Starino, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Author 

Alexis T. Wright, Aspiring Fantasy Writer 

Cinnamon J. Wright, Aspiring Poet 

Ashley Cooper, Aspiring Author & Poet 

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