Meet’s Talented Writers April 28 in Manchester

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On Saturday, April 28, is hosting a free forum at the Nackey Loeb School of Communications in Manchester from 1 to 4 p.m. to talk about the most fun thing the writers do there — write, write, write.

We boast a wide range of talented writers, reporters and columnists who will be on hand at 749 E. Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, to talk about how they do what they do and how you can, too. To reserve seats, email or call 603-738-5635.

Garry Rayno writes Distant Dome from Concord and New London and is a veteran reporter as well. Susan Dromey Heeter muses joyfully from DoverBob Charest examines the intersection between the Internet and your privacy from Epsom. Former state senator Wayne D. King provides the view from Rattlesnake Ridge, NH. Mark Okrant, NH Travel Guru, shares his experience from all over. Michael Davidow weighs in on Radio Free New Hampshire from Manchester. Roger Wood offers his golden voice from Portsmouth. D. Maurice Kreis keeps us informed from the Office of Consumer Advocate in Concord. Monica Drahonovsky reviews her favorite books in Monica Reads for, but won’t be able to make the event this time. Sam Whitaker of Keene writes The Gay Agenda. Nancy West, reporter and founder of, will throw in her 2 cents worth, too. Find all of our work plus state, world and national news that matters at Please friend us on Facebook and Twitter, too.


Garry Rayno

Distant Dome by veteran journalist Garry Rayno explores a broader perspective on the State House and state happenings. Over his three-decade career, Rayno covered the NH State House for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Foster’s Daily Democrat. During his career, his coverage spanned the news spectrum, from local planning, school and select boards, to national issues such as electric industry deregulation and Presidential primaries. Rayno lives with his wife Carolyn in New London.


Susan Dromey Heeter

Joyful Musings author Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. She is a secondary Spanish teacher at Dover High School and the mother of two teenage daughters.  Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters.


Bob Charest

Why You Should Care NH writer Bob Charest has been in the news business since 1977. He has worked at newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a reporter and editor.

A graduate of Boston University, he writes on topics related to advances in technology and how they have affected our privacy in America.



Mark Okrant

NH Travel Guru Mark Okrant is professor emeritus of tourism management & policy at Plymouth State University, having spent four decades as a tourism research consultant and educator. He is past president of the prestigious international Travel and Tourism Research Association and the author of ten books. A majority of Mark’s Kary Turnell Mysteries are set in historic New Hampshire resort properties.



Wayne D. King

The View From Rattlesnake Ridge writer Wayne D. King is an author, artist, activist and recovering politician. A three-term State Senator, he was the 1994 Democratic nominee for Governor and most recently the CEO of MOP Environmental Solutions a public company in the environmental cleanup space. His art is exhibited nationally in galleries and he has published three books of his images. His most recent novel “Sacred Trust” is a vicarious, high-voltage adventure to stop a private powerline. He lives in Rumney at the base of Rattlesnake Ridge.


D. Maurice Kreis

Power to the People is written by D. Maurice Kreis, New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate. Kreis, a former journalist, and his staff of four represent the interests of residential utility customers before the NH Public Utilities Commission.



Michael Davidow

Radio Free New Hampshire writer Michael Davidow is a lawyer in Nashua.  He is the author of Gate City, Split Thirty, and The Rocketdyne Commission, three novels about politics and advertising which, taken together, form The Henry Bell Project. He lives in Manchester with his wife and son.



George Liset

Writing on the Fly columnist George Liset writes about all things Fly Fishing. George lives in Dover and has worked as a lobsterman, lifeguard, wrangler, boat captain, fishing instructor, and has traveled in most of the lower 48 states. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, Illinois, George began his teaching career and currently teaches in Dover and has coached Track and Field, most recently at UNH. Liset has been published nationally and internationally in the area of track and field and coach.

Roger Wood

Roger Wood is the associate publisher of and podcaster-in-chief. Wood is a well-known, award-winning radio, television and newspaper journalist with more than 30 years of experience. He has written and produced news and features for many radio stations and networks over the years.



InDepthNH’s Executive Editor Nancy West

Nancy West

Nancy West is a veteran journalist who previously reported for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Littleton Courier. She started the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism in 2015 to launch the daily news website to hold government accountable and give voice to marginalized people, places and ideas.


Monica Drahonovsky

Monica Drahonovsky reviews her favorite books in Monica Reads for, but won’t be able to make the event.




Sam Whitaker writes The Gay Agenda.

Sam Whitaker

Sam Whitaker is a senior at Keene State College who writes The Gay Agenda for Sam is double majoring in English Writing and Literature, with Medieval Studies as a minor. He works as a Resident Assistant and is the president of KSC Pride, an LGBTQ+ student organization on campus. When he isn’t writing, Sam’s probably playing a video game or catching up on some sleep.


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