Three years ago, Ben Mattice made the blind jump from full-time employment to full-time freelance writing. Since then, he's written hundreds of blogs and web copy pages for clients both locally and internationally. His bylines include Shoemoney.com, Blogcritics.org, and TVovermind.com. When not writing for clients or analyzing SEO, he writes fiction. His short story The Transmissions was a finalist for the 2015 Aeon Award. Ben lives in Walla Walla, WA with his wife, three dogs, two cats, and two rats.
Alli Hill is a four-year freelance writer, digital marketer, and speaker who has hiked among black bears, launched herself out of a moving airplane, and trekked Tallulah Gorge. Her illustrious list of clients includes private jet services, travel and lifestyle, real estate, SaaS, weddings, health and wellness, and all things business. Away from the keyboard, Alli enjoys kayaking, hiking, and exploring new places with her husband and two kids. Her background in theater has made her likely to break out into song and takes the phrase “Dance like nobody's watching” quite literally. She is also the Founder and Director of FreelanceSpeak, a blog that speaks the language of freelancers and serves as a roadmap for creative careers.
Anna Spooner started her writing business in 2011 and left her full-time job to freelance in 2014. She's proud of the five years she's had as a full-time freelancer, and it doesn't hurt that she's making more than her previous job - by a lot! She has multiple clients that include HOTH and runs the free Facebook group Full-Time Freelance Writing. She's made mistakes but learned from them and can't wait to share tips and tricks so you can be successful too.
April is currently living the semi-retired life in beautiful Florida with her husband and son. She’s been a proud contributor at the HOTH for 3 years and has her MFA in creative non-fiction. When she’s not on her computer, you can find April bike riding, kickboxing, or doing puzzles (#closetnerd).