Ross Carper, a writer based in Washington state, is the founding editor of Beyond the Bracelet. Having published short fiction, poetry, journalism, and creative nonfiction, he has recently become interested in applying narrative writing to our world’s most pressing needs. So far, his varied career has included directing literary and service-focused student programs, and working as a science writer at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.
Ross is also at work on a Beyond the Bracelet book project, in which he embarks on a big crazy quest. Said quest will hopefully result in a collection of vivid literary profiles, which will introduce readers to everyday people who have one thing in common: they each became aware of a problem, fostered a passion to live in response to it, and then risked everything to take action. Along the way, he hopes to learn a few things himself—namely, what it might look like for us normal folks to be transformed into active movers as well. Not unlike every other writer in the world, he is looking for a publisher.
He holds an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers, as well as a degree in philosophy from Western Washington University. He lives in Spokane with his wife and their two-year-old daughter.
Sarah Hauge is a reader and editor for Beyond the Bracelet. She lives in Spokane, Washington, with her husband, dog, and baby. She’s been everything from a technical writer to a cross country coach to a call center appointment scheduler. Currently she works in communications, takes on editing projects, and writes for a handful of publications.
Sarah holds an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers, as well as a degree in English from Western Washington University.
In addition to Ross and Sarah, BtB is building a “crowd” of volunteer readers and editors who want to be involved in our publication process. Want to help make this happen? Shoot us a note describing your skills and interests.