Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Our Write Side Executives:

13664326_10209781823927194_1510160061_nA.L. Mabry is the Chief Executive Officer of OWS Ink, LLC. She is an author, freelancer, and editor who enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She is an artist and Wiccan who has an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics, and her posts are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from raising five teenagers, all at once.

When she is not writing, advocating, or creating handmade items for her Etsy shop, she can be found exploring creeks, mountains, and rivers, playing board games, videos games, and working on various projects with her loving husband, Shawn, and their children. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and cats.

You can find a full listing of her works on her Amazon author page. She is also known around here as The Sassy Scorpio Scribe, and the creator of the Out of Context writing prompt series. She writes regularly for OWS Ink: Literary Journal.

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Heidi Angell is the Chief Financial Officer of OWS Ink, LLC. A bibliophile, lexicomaniac, and wordsmith, when she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys helping fellow authors on their writing adventures. As such, you will see her managing several of our book releases, writing articles on the blog, as well as teaching several of our OWS U courses. Behind the scenes, she manages all the finances and advertising for OWS Ink, LLC as well as throwing in her Jill of Many Trades skills in whenever needed. She is honored to serve on the board of directors for OWS LLC and help authors dreams come true!

You can join her street team on Facebook. You can lend your support to Heidi’s support of authors. Join An Angell’s Life of Bookish goodness on Patreon.

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Rebekah peeks over a travel mug of coffee, looking directly at the camera.

Rebecca Keeler is a full-time author with over a dozen books published under her pen name Rebekah Jonesy. As a former union steward with management and conflict training, she works well as our Chief Operations Officer, and she’s COO with that. A fast reader and a lover of all genres she is also in charge of submissions and publishing schedules for OWS Ink, LLC.

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Megan Elliott-Dozier is our Chief Marketing Officer. Her experience in marketing and writing started at a young age, as she grew up working in her mother’s public relations firm, where she also spent many an hour writing short stories and poetry. She has worked in many different fields, including banking, the nuclear industry and, of course, publishing. Now the chief marketing officer of Our Write Side, she brings a passion for research and a boundless imagination to the team. In her spare time, she watches documentaries, works in her fairy gardens, and makes sure that her family never eats a bland meal.

 

JK Allen is sitting on rocks with a lake in the background.JK Allen is the Chief Educational Development Officer for OWS Ink, LLC and the Dean of OWS Uas well as our head poetry editor. She received her BA in Creative Writing and English from Michigan State University. She wrote her first story when she first learned how to write and hasn’t looked back since. Common writing themes that can be found in her work address identity, everyday magic, and the type of strength that can be found in ordinary people. Three of her short stories and several poems are featured in anthologies, and Angelborn is her debut novel coming out September 2018. She is currently working on the trilogy as well as several shorts, while researching for a new series in the works. Her reading tastes are as varied as the genres she enjoys writing, from Jane Austen to JK Rowling. When she’s not writing, you can find her painting, drawing, or lost in another world between the pages of a book. Or on Facebook.

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The Amazing Team of OWS Ink, LLC

Katheryn J. Avila Runs the OWS Ink website, managing our book review team from collecting the books to distribution, coordinating monthly emails and assignments, and providing general support to Our Write Side when needed. She also hosts the 5-week writing prompt Friday Flash Fiction Train.

Katheryn is a programmer by day, writer by night. A lover of all things supernatural and helpless romantic at heart, she spends most of her writing time coming up with stories that incorporate at least one of the two. So far, she’s only published one book, but she intends to publish more work in the future. She lives with her boyfriend, Eric, and her puppy, Ada.

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Stacy Overby is the Facebook Team Leader for OWS Ink, LLC. She admins all our Facebook groups with her fantastic writing prompts and daily activities. She is a regular columnist at ourwriteside.com and her short stories and poems have been featured in multiple anthologies. Her first solo project, Scath Oran: Poetry from the Otherworld, is due out in late 2018. She is the program director for an adolescent dual diagnosis program by day and an author by night. Her day job provides inspiration for many of her stories. When not at work or writing, she and her husband are playing with their son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – if it is not too cold. She, along with her social media contacts, can be found at www.thisisnothitchhikersguide.com.

 

Marsha Black helps with book marketing at OWS Ink LLC. She is working on a BS in Web Design and Development, while writing her first book. She has always been an avid reader and has had a long time interest in becoming a writer. Her first book is titled The Triplet’s Curse – Hope’s Story and will be published in 2017. She is also a mother to two wonderful kids.

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Tiffany Woodbeck is a fantasy author and editor, living in Seattle, WA. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her gleaning random inspiration for other artistic pursuits from the people and settings around her. Formerly writing as Stephanie Reisen, she has one book published under her pen name. Luck of the Grave is the first short story in the Gravebound Souls series. Currently, she’s reworking her entire brand, including the book, to be under her real name.

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Paul R. Davis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He went to Lakeland College near Sheboygan, where he started a bachelor’s in creative writing, and eventually switched to English, secondary education.

He taught in Kentucky at an at-risk high school where he learned about spitting tobacco, guns, and the terror of coal trucks going 50 on a 35. He continued to substitute teach and teach for four years, urging students to go for the impossible, while also telling them to stop talking.

His writing is inspired by the classics, a habit he formed from a high school English teacher. While he prefers ancient mythology, he also enjoys Victorian horror, early science fiction, steampunk, and poetry.

He has a few novel ideas he’s working on, and he’s attempting to get into short stories. Writing, blogging, and working out have all helped redefine Paul into someone he’s proud of, and a stronger person. He’s starting to also reach out into game development (through the simple program of RPG builder) to increase interest in his worlds.

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DSC00242Nancy Miller lives out in the Illinois countryside near St. Louis, Missouri.  She shares her home with her husband of 31 years and three exceptionally spoiled dogs.  After losing her house to fire in November 2013, not much was left but they did find a slightly melted USB drive with all her writing backups.  She took this a sign she should get back to work.  She is the author of Crystal Unicorns, a romantic suspense novel available in paperback and ebook on Amazon. Her current book, Shark Bait, is also now available.

She shares her writing advice every Monday. She is also part of the exclusive OWS Design team as an illustrator.

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David Wiley

David Wiley is an author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read.

His short fiction has previously been published in Firewords Quarterly, Mystic Signals and a King Arthur anthology by Uffda Press. He also has a short story forthcoming on Sci Phi Journal. David resides in central Iowa with his wife and their cats and spends his time reading, writing, and playing board games. He has two completed books debuting soon through OWS Ink.

He is part of the book review team on Our Write Side, leading the sci-fi/fantasy, Christian lit genres, as well as being a monthly content contributor. He blogs daily, writes book reviews, and is a new father.

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ContributorE.C. Jarvis is a British author working mainly in fantasy and erotic romance genres. For the last thirteen years, Jarvis has been working her way through the ranks of the accountancy profession in various industries. During ten of those years she has also been writing.

Since the start of 2015, she has completed six full novels, won a number of online writing competitions, and just finished the final book to complete her first series.

She lives in Hampshire, England with her husband, daughter, and cat.

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Phoebe Darqueling is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring novelist, with plans to begin publishing her first series this summer. In her regular life, she is the Creative Director of a creativity competition for middle school kids, but spends her free time teaching herself graphic design and gobbling up all of the marketing and writing resources she can find. Though Steampunk is her favorite sub-genre, she writes science fiction and fantasy across the board, and dabbles in contemporary romance under the name M.E. Anders. Over the past four years, she’s lived in California, Wyoming, Minnesota, Greece, and Bulgaria, but currently hangs her hat in Michigan.

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Andy PeloquinAndy Peloquin–a third culture kid to the core–has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.

When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn’t looked back since.

Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.

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Barbara Tyree was born and raised in Lexington, Virginia. She always thought Lexington was boring with nothing to do until she got married and moved to Leesville, Louisiana. After living there for three years she and her husband moved back to Lexington.

She attended Dabney S. Lancaster. She has always had a passion for reading and writing. She loves animals but is allergic to cats. An avid Elvis Presley fan since she could remember as well as Rod Stewart but loves all types of music. Since writing Dangerous Liaisons (releasing in 2018), she has three other novels in the works as well as the sequel.

Isa McLaren is our resident Woman of Many Hats and helps with marketing, editing, and really anything we ask of her because she’s awesome sauce like that! As part of her social media initiative, she has created an #OWS777 challenge, which we host monthly, where authors share the seventh line of the seventh page of what they’re working on that month. She enjoys casing museums and luxury condos in her free time. She resides in hot, humid North Carolina with her two burglar cats, John Dortmunder and Bernie Rhodenbarr. When not trying to ditch a tail, she can be found crafting the perfect cocktail. She is currently working on her first full-length novel for her charming con artist, a character featured in two published short stories.

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Thomas Atwood Jr is our Resident Fixer and was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His love of writing was kindled early when his father gave him a copy of The Legends of King Arthur as an Easter present. These presents continued every year and he would devour them all. Soon he was developing further adventures for the characters to go on. When his high school teachers encouraged him to pursue writing, he embarked on a journey that would result in Dauntless, his debut novel.

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What Our Members Say

E.C. Jarvis - Author

This was the first time I had used OWS for editing. I have worked with several other editors in the past so I had a good idea of what sort of service I expected for the price I paid. They lived up to my expectations with fast, efficient, accurate, and good value work. I would highly recommend their editing services to other authors

Elizabeth Abel - Author, Graphic Designer, Media

Elizabeth Abel has many talents. But none of her talents would have seen the light of day without the amazing support of Stephanie Ayers, Amanda Mabry and Wendy Strain, founders of Our Write Side. Without the awesome trio, Elizabeth Abel would not have had the courage to show off some of her many talents. Our Write Side founders truly help all authors succeed and achieve their goals!

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Rhea Palmer -

I like the prompts and reading the authors’ writings. I try to participate though I haven’t had the energy or focus to do any writing, but I will.

Stacy Overby - Author, Blogger

I love how we can find almost anything we may need from OWS, whether it is a post on the topic, or being able to connect with someone who has the answer.

Mandy Melanson - Founder of Rhetoric Askew

The support and encouragement to succeed. Expectations to improve and not make excuses for myself or my terrible first drafts.

Tough love and respect.

This is a writing family that pushes each other to new heights while providing a platform for emerging voices.

Love and support all around.

Brandon Martin - Author

Having a dream of becoming an author is one that is not so rare, but finding a community that not only supports your dream but one that also helps you find your way is priceless. From the various prompts that can be found during the week, OWS makes me challenge myself by changing settings and genres to others that I do not have much experience in. The people within the company treat you like a friend and care about your work, they’ll explain to you how something would be better in a different way instead of the usual “this is wrong, fix it” manner. If it wasn’t for OWS I’m sure I would not have continued my future in writing.

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