About Us

National Novel Writing Month is that crazy event where participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. to learn more about it and how it works, check out NaNoWriMo’s Official About NaNo page.

NaNoBoston is the local chapter for Boston, Massachusetts! Our goal is to make sure participants feel empowered to write a novel in a month, have fun, and look forward to returning year after year.

Your NaNoBoston Municipal Liaisons

MLs are charged with setting up local events in their region including write-ins, a Kickoff Party, and a Thank Goodness It’s Over Party. We also send out weekly pep talk emails to the region and moderate the region’s forums on the NaNoWriMo website. Both Jordan and Travis have been MLs in Boston since 2006.

Fun Facts: I write fanfiction for the TV show Person of Interest. My first ever fanfiction was for Rainbow Brite when I was little. It’s several green pages stapled together and includes stick figure drawings. Yes, I still have it!


Fun Facts: Travis was once called a “warm extrovert” in the Boston Globe. (November 23, 2013, page A1, “Writers embrace challenge to complete novel in a month”). He maintains the journalist who wrote that was a hack.

Your NaNoBoston Executive Committee

The EC are the support personnel for the MLs. They help out with our social media, setting up at events, and writing the occasional pep email, among other things. We couldn’t do the awesome job we do without them!

Alicia (aliciagregoire)

Fun Facts: I have a toddler who takes up a lot of my time. My cat-babies still haven’t decided if they like her or not.

Karla (Pikagirl)

Fun Facts: I hope to retire to a houseboat in Amsterdam and speak just enough German for Dutch to really screw me up.

Naimah (Rogue Storm)

Fun Facts: I’m an author of 3 published books, an aunt of two gorgeous nieces and I love coffee and music.