Tracie Hicks joined the Coffee House Writers company as a Writer in September 2017 and advanced to Editor a few months later. She now trains new writers who join the CHW family, is the director of our advertising team, and is a Chief Editor.
She publishes Speculative Fiction under the name Mystic Rose and journalistic pieces under the name T.L. Hicks. Tracie has an Associate’s of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Phoenix. She furthered her education at Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing, where she focused her studies on fiction and screenwriting. Tracie went on to a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction writing. Now, she is working on her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and is focusing on fiction and professional writing.
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.Octavio E. Butler
Chelsea Wolfe has earned a master’s degree in English & Creative Writing because of her love for all things storytelling. Her enjoyment in books has led her to have a passion for book clubs where she can discuss plots, storytelling, character development, and other story elements with others who have the same love. While she has a particular taste for New Adult, YA Fantasy, and Dark Romance, Chelsea believes it is necessary to read in every genre to improve a writer’s craft. Each month, she chooses books based on themes and common concepts in all genres. When she’s not reading, Chelsea can be found contemplating book ideas and plots, doing crafts with her kids, watching YouTube with her husband, recording podcast episodes, or playing outdoors with her dog.
It was her chaos that made her beautifulAtticus
She wears strength and darkness equally well, the girl has always been half goddess half hell.Nikita Gill
Michelle Naragon joined Coffee House Writers in September 2019, writing multi-genre fiction under a pseudonym, and was promoted to Chief Editor in July 2022.
Michelle discovered her ideal degree program at Southern New Hampshire University and quickly realized she could fuse her two loves, books and writing, with a degree in literary study and creative storytelling. She earned a dual Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing, specializing in fiction writing and its subgenres. She also has a background in fine art drawing, painting, and art history from the Academy of Art University.
She’s an avid reader, book collector, and book reviewer. A storyteller at heart, Michelle is drawn to fantastical storylines centered on myth and legend. As a child, she invented lively characters and conjured epic tales that fed her imagination. This creative spark and love of words still fuel her today. She gleans inspiration from her family heritage, to create sublime love stories with strong heroines that are smart, sassy, and a little bad-assy. This love of storytelling has led her to write her debut novel, currently untitled, and written under a pseudonym.
When she’s not editing or writing, you’ll find her running Bookish by Nature, her online platform for author services and book reviews. Michelle also enjoys painting, drawing, gardening, diving into research for every story she writes, drinking copious amounts of coffee, traveling, and wine!
She’s originally from Arizona but currently lives in the South, following a soldier from place to place because home is where the military sends you. She also has four children, two grandchildren, and one spunky Irish Terrier.
The first draft of anything is shit.Ernest Hemingway
Verona Jones is a paranormal enthusiast and a horror writer who writes under the pseudonym V.L. Jones. She grew up in a haunted house in Washington state, which fueled her passion for the supernatural and monsters. V.L now lives in Casa Grande, Arizona, where she uses her home base to explore haunted sites with a history.
Her explorations fuel her imagination, and she writes horror stories with elements of urban legends, cryptids, and folklore blended in. V.L. loves anything about cryptids such as Bigfoot, the Ozark Howler, the black dog, and the Mothman, to name a few. V, L. also loves the paranormal and supernatural worlds. As her schedule permits, you will find her plotting the next trip to a paranormal hotspot.
She furthered her education at the University of Arizona Global Campus to work on improving her writing skills. V.L earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction writing. Now, she is working on her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is focusing on fiction and professional writing.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.Steven King