My Writers’ Connection is where writers, speakers, coaches, experts and leaders find the encouragement, expertise and resources they need to share their messages. MWC offers retreats and book coaching clinics, as well as resources to help you write, publish and promote your book.
Erin K. Casey, Chief Instigator
As an author, book coach, ghostwriter and editor, Erin has helped bestselling authors as well as business and life coaches share their messages effectively and professionally. With the help of her well-qualified team, Erin shepherds authors through the writing and publishing process to ensure that, whether their books are self-published or traditionally published, they are beautifully written and designed.
Erin has written on topics ranging from faith and religion to entrepreneurship. A few of her clients include Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS Magazine and author of The Compound Effect; Deborah Heisz, COO and co-Founder of Live Happy; Sue Detweiler, author of 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage; Allyson Lewis, author of The 7 Minute Solution; Joel Boggess an online radio host and author of Finding Your Voice; Pam Guyer, a speaker, entrepreneur and author of Living HIPP; Dave Burgess, an educator and speaker/trainer and author of Teach Like a PIRATE, and many others.
Her own writing has been featured in national and regional publications including SUCCESS Magazine, Empowering Women, Live Happy, and Success from Home among others. As the books editor for SUCCESS Media, Erin is an avid reader who is always looking for excellent titles to share with readers.
In addition to helping others tell their stories, Erin is the author of Get Personal: The Importance of Sharing Your Faith Story and the Zany Zia’s Hats to Where adventure series for children.
Whitney Alswede has turned her life-long passion for words into a career as a writer and editor that has spanned nearly a decade. She has been privileged to serve on the editorial staffs for a number of national newsstand publications, including SUCCESS, Success from Home and Empowering Women. Today, she is a contributing editor for Live Happy magazine, for which she was previously the copy and assistant managing editor.
She loves solving the puzzle that is fresh, raw copy, and helping the writers she works with see their ideas from a new angle. Whitney strives to craft engaging, reader-focused content that inspires and motivates.
The aspiring Renaissance woman graduated with honors from Texas Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in English specialized in writing. Whitney lives near Dallas with her husband and toddler daughter in the family’s own little piece of paradise.
With more than 15 years’ experience under her belt, Annie is a go-to copy editor and proofreader for books, newsletters, articles, blogs, web copy, papers, and CVs. Owner and founder of Indigo Prairie Press, Annie has edited articles for students and academics around the globe, and is the editor of the largest journal dedicated to sports conditioning in the world. When she is not editing copy, Annie is living out her love of the Jazz Age by immersing herself the music, books, art, and movies of the 1910s and 1920s.
Need copy that gets results? Jenna is your writer. She contracts with companies to help them create streamlined, effective marketing messages using videos, SEO Websites, radio, television, magazines and brochures. As a corporate writer and content developer, Jenna helps start-up organizations generate buzz (and profits) by maximizing the power of social media. In addition to being a brand builder, Jenna is passionate about helping people grow personally, professionally and spiritually. Connect with her on Facebook.
Andrea Reynolds knew at age 15 she would be a writer. She graduated from Kent State University with a combined Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Communications and Family and Consumer Studies.
A published how-to writer since 1978, she started publishing and editing in 1982 when she crowd-funded a directory of executive image consultants in Canada. She writes and edits articles, blog posts, book manuscripts, book proposals, brochures, business plans, business proposals, media releases, newsletters, tips booklets, speeches, and website text. Her clients are authors, consultants and practitioners, radio and TV stations, service businesses, publishers, and corporations such as Campbell Soup Co. and Coca-Cola Canada.
Andrea, a long-standing member of the National Writers Union (NWU), owns Bitango Books and Authors Bed & Breakfast, a writers retreat in Erie Pennsylvania.
Dreamer, singer, songwriter, poet, speaker, copy editor, proofreader, blogger…all of these attributes can describe Janalisa Soltis and her joy in communicating the written word. She’s a long time believer in blooming where she is planted so opportunities continue to abound where she can hone her craft. She relishes opportunities to use her editorial and writing skills, especially when they inspire others. Blessed to have been a writer all of her life, she’s been able to professionally edit and write for Flair magazine, Your Business at Home magazine, and My Writer’s Connection. Her most treasured inspirations are her husband of almost thirty years and her four, adventurous children. With them, life is never dull or boring, a perfect canvas for an endless dreamer.
A hobby journalist turned freelance writer and editor, Lori Vesperman has over 25 years’ experience in communications and professional document production in a variety of venues, including legal, direct marketing and education. Whether writing communications and policies for a local private school or working on projects for a national audience, Lori loves the art of word construction. Especially fulfilling is assisting other authors sharpen the focus and readability of their works.
Graduating with honors from Harding University with degrees in Business and Business/English Education, Lori’s favorite past-time is spending time with her husband and two teenage children.
With more than ten years’ experience working as a freelance writer and editor, Beth Lottig thrives on the process of creating content that resonates with readers and moves them to action. The breadth of her work includes proofreading, editing, and ghostwriting books, as well as developing professional content for websites, press releases, presentations, and blogs. Beth has a passion for working directly with authors and business owners to craft their message with power and clarity. When she is not wrestling with words, she can be found reading, hiking, or exploring the coastline with her husband and four children in San Diego.
In addition to being an excellent copy editor, Randy Crane is a highly-regarded speaker, presenting engaging and thought-provoking messages on a variety of topics. He has a natural rapport and connection with audiences that makes them relate well to him, engage in his presentations, and come away with a fresh understanding of the subject at hand. He has been preaching and teaching since 1998, and has been a drummer/percussionist on church worship teams since 1992. He married his wonderful wife Faye in November of 2000 and they had their first child in 2015. (Yes, there’s a story there.)
As host of the “Stories of the Magic” unofficial Disney podcast, Randy is a natural interviewer and makes those he chats with comfortable enough to open up. He uses these same gifts as a spiritual and personal development coach.
While life is rooted and grounded in Christ, Randy also seeks to know the beauty of God’s creation, and of the creations of other people. As a result, he’s an avid reader—especially of science fiction & fantasy, which he also enjoys in movies and TV—an Annual Passholder at both Sea World & Disneyland, and a Disneyland history enthusiast. He has swam with bottlenose dolphins and played with grey wolves (yes, real wolves).
Randy has combined many of his passions into two books. The first, Once Upon Your Time, uses Disneyland to illustrate real-world time management principles. The second, Faith and the Magic Kingdom, again uses Disneyland, but this time as a framework and series of illustrations for the Christian life.
James Woosley is an accidental book designer and publisher. His love for the printed word and design pre-dates his time as an award-winning newspaper editor and columnist in high school. Life took a different path and instead of studying journalism or English in college, he opted for a Computer Science degree (with the strong financial encouragement of the United States Air Force).
His life-long dream of publishing a book came true in 2013 with the release of Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite, a book outlining his business strategic planning process. With the book came an explosion of memories from high school that rekindled his love of layout and design as he self-published the book and founded Free Agent Press in the process.
He published his second book, Challenge Accepted!, in 2015 and began assisting authors, speakers, and coaches with the self-publishing process along the way. With a penchant for perfectionism, a healthy dose of OCD, and a love for both books and exceeding his clients’ expectations, James has helped bring dozens of books to life and plans to do a few thousand more. You can connect with James on Twitter at @jameswoosley.
Brian is an avid reader with a love the English language and its quirks. He proofreads everything from magazine articles and marketing materials to books and blogs. Committed to offering his clients the best possible service, he regularly tests his knowledge and works to sharpen his skills through continuing education courses offered by language experts. You can connect with Brian on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/briancasey37