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Greg Luti

Editor In Chief

Greg Luti is an editor, and blogger on pensandwords.com. His favorite writers are Robert Frost and Charles Bukowski. He enjoys reading up on history, watching comedies, and playing video games, when he is not writing down a few notes for his next piece. He started this blog out of his love for literature and hopes that the reader shares that same passion.

Chey Wats

Copy Editor

Chey Wats is a freelance writer and editor based in Atlanta, GA. Her passions include writing poetry and short stores, helping new writers, and reading. When she’s not immersed in literature, she’s usually in the kitchen cooking up new plant-based recipes.

Sarah Beach

Blogger

Sarah Beach is a writer, editor, and researcher with an intense need for herbal tea. She writes about a variety of subjects, including social media, mental health, memes, and holistic wellness. Sarah is a graduate student in the field of Communication Studies and teaches rhetoric. She is also a registered Reiki practitioner and enthusiastic ukulele player. When she’s not writing, you can find her wandering aimlessly outdoors or watching period dramas.  

Erika Nichols-Frazer

Blogger

Erika Nichols-Frazer is a freelance writer and editor, as well as the part-time Communications Manager at the Children’s Literacy Foundation. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She won Noir Nation’s 2019 Golden Fedora fiction prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in HuffPost, Literary Orphans, Noir Nation, Lunate, OC87 Recovery Diaries, Please Do Not Remove: A Collection Celebrating Vermont Literature and Libraries, and elsewhere. She is a reader for Literary Orphans. She lives in Vermont. Find her work and blog at nicholsfrazer.com.

Stacey Walden

Blogger

Anastacia Elizabeth Walden lives and breathes in warm Gainesville, Florida. You will find her writing at an outdoor cafe or on her expansive back porch, always with hot tea or chilled kombucha to keep the creative juices flowing. Anastacia is a writer & editor, a matchmaker & a Licensed Midwife. She enjoys writing articles, books, and ghostwriting on various projects. She writes articles on health, vulnerability, empowerment, yoga, mindfulness, social/emotional learning, travel, nutrition, pregnancy, parenting, feminism, natural remedies, and emotional health. She has three books in various stages of editing. She is the author of Greater Than A Tourist: Gainesville, Florida. She makes art with found objects, cooks delicious and organic whole foods, practices yoga, exercises outside, travels, and writes daily as her passion.

Kamie Allen

Social Media Manager

Kamie Allen lives in a small town nestled in the mountains of beautiful West Virginia. She is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in SEO content creation, social media management, and marketing strategies. Kamie has a Master's degree in English Education from Marshall University. She spent many years teaching secondary English Language Arts until she started her own business and began writing professionally. She enjoys writing articles, books, and ghostwriting on a variety of different projects. She typically writes articles on health, literature, entertainment, parenting, nature, and outdoor hobbies. Kamie enjoys reading and always has at least two books with her at all times. She is a new Mom to a beautiful one-year-old daughter who also shares her love for books. You can learn more about her business, work, and services at her website: 

Brooke Smith

Blogger

 Brooke Smith is from Louisiana. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has a blog called Creative Works by Brooke Settoon Smith, which presents her most recent short stories and poems. She is an author on the mobile app called Texties. She is also a contributing writer for Coffee House Writers and Unwritten. Her favorite genres are crime mysteries and sci-fi. - I also included her picture

Alonzo Cortez

Blogger

Alonzo Cortez is currently a student attending the University of Michigan and resides in Bayonne, NJ, but has lived in both the Singapore and Philippines. He is currently planning to major in the Ford School of Public Policy with a Ross Business Minor, hoping to move into corporate law and business ownership. He writes on a wide array of topics, like video game content on Moot, Sports Betting previews for the New York Knicks, as well as freelance work for Dade Group, LLC. Other than writing, Alonzo spends his time managing the re-establishment of the Phi Delta Fraternity as one of the founding brothers. Further, he works with fitness and health-based organizations as a brand ambassador for Loyal Fitness, a fitness clothing line and Orgain, a plant-based protein shake.

Jackie McMullen

Blogger

 Jackie McMullen is a writer, occupational therapist, and DIY enthusiast. She divides her time between working in the medical field and pursuing more creative outlets such as writing, sewing, and cooking. Jackie’s favorite topics to write about are books, health and wellness, and crafting. When she’s not out exploring nature with her black lab she can be found creating new pieces in her sewing room.

 Joey Carneiro

Blogger

Joey's day always starts with coffee, breakfast, a fat book, and usually more coffee. He lives in a small, cozy town in Tennessee where he's the father of three awesome dogs and an at-home coffee roaster. Joey's a writer and an avid reader of literature and fantasy. When he's not writing, you'll find him hiking the beautiful trails of Tennesee with his dogs or making another cup of coffee for second breakfast. A few of his favorite writers are Tolkein, Brandon Sanderson and Arthur Conan Doyle

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