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Greg Luti

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Greg 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: 

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"The phrase “writing is rewriting” has been uttered by the lips of a multitude of writers. Nonwriters do not know this.I didn’t know this until I wrote a novel with the intent to submit it to a literary agent." - Stacey Walden

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"It is not an exaggeration to say the world would be different if St. Patrick didn’t exist." - Greg Luti

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"Oscar Wilde is well known for his epigrams, as brevity is the soul of wit (as Shakespeare said). Wilde’s use of short, succinct and snappy sayings seems to mirror his ability to say a great deal in very few words, as in his short stories

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