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Current Writers in Residence

Spring 2019 Writers in Residence


Please welcome this lovely group of writers who are partnering with us for our Spring 2019 series topics!


Rachel Blackston

Rachel Blackston has worked as a mental health counselor since 2005, specializing in working with women with a history of trauma and abuse as well as those struggling with infertility and sexual betrayal. Outside of counseling, Rachel serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Reformed Theological Seminary and writes regularly for the blog Red Tent Living. She enjoys speaking in the community on topics such as the Knowing your Story, Sexuality, Attachment, Calling and the Enneagram. Rachel’s deepest joy is found in being in the presence of her husband, Michael and their three daughters, who are priceless gifts after several years of infertility.

 

Alex Davies

Alex Davies is a maker and mother helping inspire women to make life beautiful. She has been featured in many online publications for her vulnerable storytelling and focus on creating more joy everyday. Always chasing her creative dreams, Alex loves to write, sew and decorate while raising two girls with her husband in San Diego, California. Alex shares everything with you from mom wins to DIY ideas to her line of custom bags on her blog SeeAlexWrite.com and Instagram @see_alexwrite.

 

 

 

Shannon Owen

Shannon Owen is a Dallas-born Longhorn who loves books. She married her opposite– a Houston native and Aggie engineer who loves nothing better than a good lighting project. She and her husband, Lee, live in Houston and are active members of Houston’s First Baptist. Shannon has a passion for discipleship within the local church, and loves serving with student ministry and teaching Bible studies. She has written and taught for ministries such as Waiting in Hope, Abide, YouVersion, Hope Mommies, and Give Grace. Shannon has two little girls, Avery (8) and Kate (4), who take up the majority of her time with snack requests and messy art projects.

Alumni Writers in Residence (Fall 2018)


 

Rebekah Crosby – The Drafting Desk

Rebekah Crosby is a former copy editor who decided to give her red pen a rest and do a bit of writing from the desk in her sunny kitchen instead. She shares honest stories of mothering daughters, making peace with imperfection, and embracing grace on her blog,Write the Rough Draft, and is co-creator of The Drafting Desk, a monthly newsletter offering soulful encouragement for fellow recovering perfectionists. Rebekah’s hobbies change on a weekly basis but have most recently included photography, cross-stitch, knitting, and raising monarch butterflies. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and two little girls.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/writetheroughdraft/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writetheroughdraft/  

Website: https://writetheroughdraft.com/

 

 

WIR Essays featured on Kindred Mom:
Just Eat Something / Kids Live Here / Not What You Expected? Don’t Miss the Magic

Kindred Mom Podcast Appearances:
Episode 45 – Cultivating Home / Episode 48 – Contentment: The Quest for Peace


 

Patty Scott – Hearts Homeward

Patty Scott is a mom to two boys, ages 9 and 16.  She has been married to her surfer/skater husband for over 20 years.  Her home is full of neighbor kids and a whole lot of joyous mayhem most days.  Patty writes to inspire and empower moms to love intentionally and make room for what matters most.  Her passion is to encourage mothers and to create a place of solace for them as they do the most important work of motherhood.  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hearts_homeward/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heartshomeward/

Website: https://heartshomeward.com

 

WIR Essays featured on Kindred Mom:
How to Make Supper Time Work for Your FamilyThe Essence of Home / Go Where the Love Is

Kindred Mom Podcast Appearances:
Episode 43 – Life Around the Table


 

Corey Wheeland – Everyday Nostalgia

Corey Wheeland is a writer, graphic designer, and, most importantly, mom to her amazing daughter, Zoey. Wanting to find her way back to herself after her divorce last year, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion of writing. This pursuit manifested itself in the creation of a blog called The Nostalgia Diaries, where her goal is to simplify, enhance, and engage people’s lives by helping them focus on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. Since the creation of her blog, Corey’s writing has been featured on Motherly, Perfection Pending, SheKnows, Red Tricycle, Yellowbrick, Mamapedia, Parent.co,  and Chief Gratitude Officer. She’s determined to spend the rest of her days living creatively and colorfully, all the while drinking cinnamon green tea, listening to good music, and soaking up as much sunshine as she can.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenostalgiadiaries/

Web site: https://nostalgiadiaries.com/

WIR Essays featured on Kindred Mom:
Come Sit Next to Me / Happy to be Home / Status Update: Perfect

Kindred Mom Podcast Appearances:
Episode 47 – Comparison: The Thief of Everything / Episode 44 – Deepening Connection Around the Table