Our Mission
Our Vision
Our Values
Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to help authors get over limiting fears, design challenges, and technical hurdles so they can publish works they can be proud of and start building their professional writing careers. 

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Our Vision

Build a community of author/writers who are living their best lives and helping others to live theirs.

Our Values

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Be Yourself


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access


Radical Candor

Run Wild


Embracing Fun


Sustainable people and planet


Take Leaps


Grit (Mapache Spirit)

Extreme Accountability

The 4 Agreements


Our Team

Laura Thorne
CEO & Co-Chief Beest

Laura is an entrepreneur with a background in environmental science, writing, coding, coaching, and more. She is a certified Project Management Professional, helping to ensure all our projects run smoothly. Having traveled the world by plane, train, horse, and RV, she is a professional leap-taker and considers the Wildebeest as her go-to Animal Spirit.

Jess Neiding
CFO & Co-Chief Beest

Jess is an editor with a background in HR, finances, and event planning. Her experience with HR and accounting keep our house in order. She is a certified instigator of silliness and often seen giving everyone else kudos while taking none for herself. Her Animal Spirit, the Mapache (raccoon), is always with her.

Anita Mwashi
Social Media Manager

Anita is passionate about Digital Marketing and loves connecting with people and learning new things. Her hobbies are dancing, and listening to music. Her Animal Spirit is the wildebeest. 

Lexi Smith
Blog Writer

Lexis is a student at the University of Mount Union studying Literature and Communication Arts. Her favorite Animal Spirit is the bear.

Stephen Huffaker

A Syracuse native, Stephen Huffaker studies English and Communications with a concentration in Literature at Le Moyne College. He is a member of Le Moyne’s Integral Honors Program and will graduate in 2023. In the future, Stephen hopes to attend graduate school and pursue a career in writing. At WPC he helps with editing, author accountability, technical assistance, blog writing and more.

Anthony "AJ" Ortega

AJ is a creative writing major at Emerson college and helps WPC with research, technical assistance, design, and editorial work. 

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