At Coffee House Writers, our editors are passionate professionals with exceptional expertise in writing, editing, and communication. They skillfully guide 5-15 writers each, offering invaluable feedback and suggestions to enhance their remote publishing journey. With a compassionate approach, our editors ensure every piece submitted to Coffee House Writers meets our high standards, making the writing process seamless and rewarding.

Our poetry editors are skilled poets with extensive knowledge and expertise in poetry, editing, communication, and mentorship. These dedicated professionals manage and support up to 15 poets each, guiding them through their remote publishing journey on our platform. Our poetry editors offer invaluable feedback and suggestions on all submitted works, helping poets refine their craft. They also mentor poets by providing assistance with poetry contests and introducing weekly challenges to inspire creativity and growth.

Lucy Cafiero – Fiction, Nonfiction

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LC Ahl has been writing for Coffee House Writers since 2019. She has written over sixty articles of fiction and nonfiction works. Her favorite genres are thrillers, true crime, mystery, paranormal, and time travel.

Besides writing, Lucy also enjoys cooking, reading, soaking up sun rays by her pool, drinking alcoholic beverages, watching movies, biking, and working out. She also dabbles in photography.

Her favorite person to hang out with is her husband, Dana, along with her fur babies, Betty and Nacho.

She has authored three published books so far; “One in Eight—A Teen’s Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer,” “The Purple Lily,” a psychological crime thriller, co-written with CB Hartwell, and “Shorts,” fifteen of her CHW short stories. Her fourth novel, “Wrong Road,” is currently in the drafting stage and being critiqued by her writing workshop buddies.

Lucy graduated from SNHU with a BA degree in English and Creative Writing. Because she lives in the most haunted city in the US, she derives some stories from both the physical and spiritual

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed.

Ernest Hemingway

Never sit at a table when you can stand at the bar.

Ernest Hemingway

Claudia Cramer – Fiction, Nonfiction

Claudia Cramer fiction and nonfiction editor

Claudia Cramer started as a writer at Coffee House Writers in April 2023. In January 2024, she was promoted to editor.

Her favorite genres are historical romance, paranormal romance, and sci-fi romance. Her favorite stories to tell involve monsters and mythical creatures. Claudia loves exploring the lore behind these beings and incorporating those elements into her writing. A lifelong fan of Jane Austen, she enjoys playing in the “Pride and Prejudice” universe with fan fiction. When in the mood, she dabbles in food and travel writing. Claudia earned a Bachelor of Arts in English & Creative Writing.

Originally from the Pacific West, she made the big move to the Southwest where she’s remained since. When Claudia’s not busy writing, she’s embroidering, roller skating, traveling, playing video games, and watching cartoons. She currently lives with her family and four dogs.

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen, “Northanger Abbey”

Erynn Crittenden – Poetry

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Erynn Crittenden has written poetry since she could hold a pen. This love prompted her to earn a BA in Creative Writing, where she learned how to experiment with syllables and styles. Since then, Erynn has self-published three poetry collections (“By the Bones,” “Transfiguration,” and “Into the Western Sky”) through Amazon. She also writes and publishes plenty of individual poems on her website. Her work has appeared in the Talon Literary Magazine, the “Beautiful Poetry” anthology by Silent Sparks Press, the “#AmWriting” anthology by the Wayne Foundation, and “Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Tales” by Gary Hill. She also runs “Present Poetry,” a weekly podcast that celebrates different poets and gives them a space to share their work without fear or judgment.

Outside of CHW, she enjoys reading, playing video and board games, traveling when she can, and spending time with family and friends.

As an editor, Erynn wants to help poets find their voice and help them express themselves in whatever way the poem demands. She’s versatile and can work with classic forms and freeform, and she’s a big fan of using research to fill the gaps in her knowledge. However, communication is essential in any editing relationship, and Erynn is open to working with her poets to achieve results that benefit everyone.

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.

Eleanor Hibbert

Shannon Hensley – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Shannon started with Coffee House Writers in September 2023, but her passion for literature dates back to high school when she discovered “Catch-22” and fell in love with post-structuralism. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and developed into the lady who always carries a notebook and novel in her oversized purse. From these obsessions, a writer and editor was born.

She now homeschools her two children after spending ten years as a substitute teacher. When class isn’t taking place at the table, they’re often on an adventure in a nearby state park. Working from home, she has spent time editing for content marketing firms and dabbling in freelancing. Besides a love of the written word, her creative endeavors include making jewelry.

You write because you can’t not write.

William Faulkner