Arlyn Lawrence - Founder, President, and Senior Editor
Arlyn Lawrence is a developmental editor, writer, speaker, and founder and president of Inspira Literary Solutions. She has been the editor and co-author of numerous books and curricular resources published and distributed around the world in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Also a former freelance writer and magazine columnist and editor, Arlyn confesses to having been a book nerd and grammar nut her whole life. She is grateful to be in a career where she can exercise her passion, meet inspiring people, and help authors get some pretty amazing books out into the world! She lives on Fox Island, WA with her husband and two dogs, now that her five children are all grown and flown.
Heather Sipes - Managing Editor
Heather Sipes is Inspira’s managing editor and has nearly 10 years of experience in writing, developmental editing, copy editing, and proofing. She studied journalism at Pacific Lutheran University and Azusa Pacific University, and is passionate about communicating with the written word creatively and concisely. In her free time, Heather likes to write creative non-fiction and laugh about the messes of motherhood on her blog. She is a mother of three and resides in University Place, WA.
Brianna Showalter - Graphic Designer
Brianna has been working in the world of art and design her entire career, and says the fact she gets paid for it is just icing on the cake! She integrates multiple roles as an artist, including graphic design, painting, and teaching. Besides art, she loves being with her family, gardening, reading and adventuring outdoors. She lives in a remodeled, classic 1925 Craftsman in the PNW with her husband and two children.
Other Members of Our Team Include:
Kerry Wade – Fiction Editor
Connie Willems — Consulting Editor
Tim Lawrence – Editorial Assistant/Proofreading
Armando Stevens — Student Intern
Mary Morrison – Writer on Call
Samantha Jones – Graphic Designer
Kristen Goble, PerfecType – Typesetter