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Reader2writer is run by a collection of creative thinking people all dedicated to developing top-notch materials and stories in the industry of publishing and media.

After 16 years of experience (...and counting) teaching Middle School English and Language Arts & Creative Writing in urban districts, two master's degrees, and a massive amount of black coffee, I have come to realize the dire need for creativity and imagination in my classroom. I was taught at The Ohio State University to design lessons and curriculum from scratch. Yet, my experience has yielded very minimal opportunities to indulge this profound love of mine. Ultimately this led me to Northern Kentucky University, where I acquired my second master's degree in English/Creative Writing. Since then, I have produced multiple lesson plans, materials, short stories for adolescents, and several other manuscripts for both adolescents and adults. 

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Brian Hershey
    Author and Professional Educator/Podcast Co-Host

Kayla Hardin

    Content Editor/Podcast Co-Host  

Kayla’s love for reading is only overshadowed by her love of all things bacon, she is a dork for the pork. She put in blood, sweat, and a few tears at Northern Kentucky University to come out mostly sane and unscathed with her Master's Degree of English specializing in Creative and Professional Writing. She grew up reading everything, shampoo bottles included, but her favorites are by authors such as; Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice. Kayla believes that everyone has a story to tell and she wants to help them tell that story, especially in the horror genre. Kayla’s past work includes various short stories, novellas, novels, articles, collections, and other publications.


Sarah Pogue

    Professional Illustrator

Sarah is a fine artist and illustrator. Though she can happily spin words into images all day, in her spare time she might also be found reading, exploring, or walking in the woods.

Check out more of Sarah's work on her website:  www.sarahpogue.com


Brendon Miller

    Professional Illustrator


Brendon was born in Noblesville, IN.  He studied Drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where he received his BFA in 2011.  He currently lives in Cincinnati with his fiancee Bri and two dogs Marie and Rumo in a gutted school bus, hidden in a junk yard, which they've transformed into a semi-habitable living/studio space.