New president

Susan Marquez (left) is the new president of the Mississippi Writers Guild, a statewide non-profit organization of writers and aspiring writers. She replaced G. Mark LaFrancis (right) who was president since 2015. Marquez is a freelance writer who has experience in advertising and marketing. She began a professional writing career in 2001, and has written more than 2,000 articles which have been published in magazines, newspapers, business journals, and trade publications.

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