Lindsay Crandall | Co-founder and Writer
Lindsay Crandall lives in a small town outside Rochester, New York with her husband and two kiddos. When she was a kid, she wanted to be cartoonist, or maybe a poet and a painter. Instead, she became a writer and a photographer obsessed with finding goodness and beauty in her ordinary life. More often than not, you’ll find her with a book or camera in her hand (and sometimes a glass of red wine). She believes in gratitude and living with her heart wide open.
Read Lindsay’s essays here.
Beth Lehman | Co-founder and Writer
Beth Lehman lives in a yellow farmhouse in the middle of a college town in southwest Virginia. She works part-time as a reading specialist with at-risk first graders and full-time as a wife and mama to three kiddos. She is a master procrastinator and over-thinker, who would rather read than do almost anything else, and who seeks to find gratitude in the series of chaotic and busy days that are as messy as they are beautiful.
Read Beth’s essays here.
Ashley Brooks | Writer
Ashley Brooks is a mediocre knitter, pretty good bread baker, reader of bedtime stories, and front-porch sitter. She works from home as a freelance writer in Minnesota with her three-year-old and one-year-old along for the ride. When she’s not getting paid to craft content, she publishes creative essays at ashleybrookswrites.com and co-hosts the Chasing Creative podcast.
Read Ashley’s essays here.
Laura Lynn Brown | Writer
Laura Lynn Brown has kept a gratitude journal for ten years. After twenty years at a newspaper in Arkansas, she is writing, editing, and teaching in Pittsburgh. Laura is the author of Everything That Makes You Mom: A Bouquet of Memories (Abingdon Press, 2013). She loves kayaking, singing and talking with strangers, and she believes no day is complete without tea, a walk, laughter, and dark chocolate.
Read Laura’s essays here.
Callie Feyen | Writer
Callie Feyen lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and their two daughters, Hadley and Harper. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University, and her work has been featured in Good Letters, Education and Culture, Off the Page, and Art House America. She is a contributing writer for Coffee + Crumbs, and TS Poetry Press. In April 2017, three of her essays were published in The Magic of Motherhood, a collaborative book by the writers at Coffee+Crumbs and published by Zondervan. Callie’s first book, The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet will be published by TS Poetry Press in February.
Read Callie’s essays here.
Erin Burke Harris | Writer
Erin Burke Harris is the author of Make Your Own Medallion (Lucky Spool Media, 2017) and QuiltEssential (Stash Books, 2013). Her sewing patterns have been published in a variety of books and magazines including Modern Quilts Unlimited and Modern Patchwork. Erin has been sewing since she was a young girl, crediting seventh grade Home Ec as quite possibly the best class she has ever taken. She also enjoys photography, knitting, oil painting, and cooking, and her days almost always include making by hand. Erin lives in Kentucky with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Read Erin’s essays here.
Ashly Hilst | Writer
Ashly Hilst blogs and supports writers on her website, Ink and Grace Editing. She has been teaching writing and providing editing for writers for four years, and goes through withdrawals if she doesn’t get to mark-up a page on a regular basis. When she’s not reveling in words, she loves cooking with a wine glass in hand and Vince Guaraldi in the background, or exploring Portland with her husband and daughter.
Read Ashly’s essays here.
Abbigail Kriebs | Writer
Abbigail Kriebs calls Inkwells & Images her online home, where she writes about and photographs her everyday life as a word-lover, book-reader, and new mom. She and her husband, Scott, and son, Arthur, live in the middle of the woods on a road that goes nowhere, but it’s not too far from Madison, Wisconsin. Abbie is one half of the Chasing Creative podcast, eats waffles in quantities that would make Leslie Knope proud, and has a serious crush on Midwestern autumns.
Read Abbigail’s essays here.
Lucia Saperstein | Writer
Lucia Saperstein is a story seeker, travel junkie, obsessive bibliophile, yoga mat devotee, and avid tea drinker. As a kid roaming the prairies and swamps of Southwest Louisiana, she never imagined she would one day be roaming the world. She and her family are currently living in Western Japan and savoring every minute of it, especially the weird and wonderful world of Japanese vending machines.
Read Lucia’s essays here.
Cathy Sly | Writer
Cathy Sly believes that any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. She does this best with her camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out, and pairing it all with truthful words. She lives in Western Washington with her husband of forty-plus years and one sweet beagle named Basil. When she is not writing or out taking photos, you are likely to find her covered in flour working on that perfect loaf of sourdough bread or with her hands deep in the soil of her many gardens.
Read Cathy’s essays here.