Word Vagabond is…

Alexis Arendt

Founder and Senior Editor:  Alexis has more than 10 years of experience as an editor, and is passionate about the world of independent publishing. She has a B.A. in English from St. Bonaventure University and is the  former editor of the independently published Sword literary magazine and the peer-reviewed academic journal Cithara. Her favorite genres are Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, MysteryNon-Fiction, and Children’s and Middle-Grade Fiction.  She prefers not to edit dystopian or zombie-themed fiction.

Alexis currently lives in Virginia with her husband, two cats, and two cute and troublesome daughters.  Her hobbies include knitting, watching Doctor Who and English football, drinking tea, and trying to stay sane.  Her e-mail address is wordvagabond@gmail.com.

Suzanne Lahna

Editor and Marketing Director: Suzanne has a B.A. in Professional Writing from Fitchburg State University and a background working in both business and technology. This has given Suzanne a unique set of skills for editing within both CMOS and AP, for novel writers as well as businesses of all shapes and sizes. Past clients include HughesNet and Doctors Internet LLC. Today, they are a passionate advocate for excellence in diverse storytelling. This is Suzanne’s fourth year with Word Vagabond. Their preferred genres are Horror, SuspenseUrban Fantasy, FantasyTrue Crime, Espionage, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, and Dystopian Fiction.

As the Word Vagabond Marketing Director, Suzanne loves to share everything from great reads to the latest changes in the writer’s market, and attends publishing conferences in the Northeast whenever they can. Suzanne lives in a haunted home in Massachusetts with a demanding cat and a few roommates. They are also the author of the Bulletproof Spy, an LGBT Cold War era espionage series with supernatural elements. Their e-mail address is suelahna@gmail.com.