Our Write Side Executives:
A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough and currently writes content for Our Write Side.
You can find a full listing of her works on her Amazon author page. She shares her writing experience and advice weekly. Additionally, she hosts the exclusive Master Class writing prompt. She moonlights as the Head Designer for OWS Creative Studios and one of several editors for OWS Red Ink.
A.L. Mabry is the Executive Marketing Director 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. She is the dean of OWS U and also leads the marketing and coaching divisions of OWS Ink, LLC.
Heidi Angell is a bibliophile, lexicomaniac, and wordsmith. When she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys helping fellow authors on their writing adventures. As such, she is honored to join the staff of OWS as Executive Publishing Director and will continue her column on the blog to provide additional great content.
Katheryn J. Avila is the Executive Team Leader. She handles all aspects of the 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.
Stacy Overby is the Facebook Team Leader for OWS Ink. She admins all 4 groups with her fantastic writing prompts and daily activities. She works as a substance abuse counselor for teenage boys by day and as an author by night. Her day job provides inspiration for many her stories, including her short stories “The Trial of Summer” and “Karma Incarnate” released in 2016. She also has several pieces featured in issues of OWS Inked, an up and coming literary journal. When not at work or writing, she is playing with her son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – if it is not too cold. She, and all her social media, can be found at http://thisisnothithchikersguide.wordpress.com.
Marsha Black is the Event Coordinator of Our Write Side. 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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Our Write Side Editors:
Tiffany Woodbeck is a fantasy author and lead editor at OWS Ink, 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.
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.
J.K. Allen received her BA in Creative Writing and English from Michigan State University. She did her senior thesis in poetry under the tutelage of Diane Wakoski, but has been focused primarily on fiction as of late. Common writing themes that can be found in her work address identity and the type of strength that can be found in ordinary people. Julia is currently working on a Young Adult fiction novel and can be found at local cafes in her hometown when writing, and painting, drawing, or reading when not.
She is the lead poetry editor for Catterfly Publishing, an artist and illustrator for OWS Creative Studios, and a lead team member for our university.
Shakyra Dunn can’t stray away from the impression that there is always an adventure around every corner! When she isn’t playing the role of the Creator, she is marching through the worlds of her favorite video game characters or taking drives around her city to see the sights. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, striving to experience more than the little town.
Shakyra wears many hats within OWS Ink. She shares writing advice, edits, and joined both the marketing and creative teams.
Tara Roberts (pronounced Tar-ah and with a southern drawl) lives and plays on the Florida Gulf Coast. A former print news and online media reporter, she now spends her days roaming the woods and beaches of the Panhandle talking to herself, penning eclectic fiction, and taking photographs. She can be found most days at “Thin spiral notebook” trying to quiet the voices in her head.
Be inspired by her captivating photography with The Darkroom writing prompt every Thursday. Her Two Word Tuesday offers a spin on 2 words to get your muse going.
Nancy 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 in final edits.
She shares her writing advice every Monday. She is also part of the exclusive OWS Design team as an illustrator.
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 sic-fi/fantasy, Christian lit genres, as well as monthly content contributor. He blogs daily, writes book reviews, and is a new father.
E.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.
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.
Andy 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.
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 to Dangerous Liaisons.
Rebekah Jonesy is a work from home wife. A voracious reader, she decided it was time she made her own contributions. Her books are contemporary romance with a variety of kinks thrown in. Understanding that human sexuality is as complex as the people are, she strives to show the reality of love as her characters work to find their happily ever after. Outside of the literary world, she is a mad scientist cook, gardener, Jill of all trades, and military spouse.