We are two writers and a literary agent (who also writes!) who are passionate about creativity, authenticity, and supporting the writing community.

We developed the Way-Word Writers Community for YOU! We want to provide support through podcasts, courses, and in-person retreats. Let us help you – CONQUER YOUR WRITING PATH!

Heather Cashman

 Heather Cashman is a YA SFF writer and Senior Literary Agent at Storm Literary Agency. Before agenting, Heather interned at The Bent Agency and Entangled Publishing and worked as an editor for Cornerstones UK. She lives and travels full time in an RV, and she loves kayaking, hiking, and motorcycling (on her own bike). 


Nicki Jacobsmeyer

 Nicki Jacobsmeyer writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.   She has served as Co-Regional Advisor of the SCBWI Kansas/Missouri region and is the honor recipient of the 2021 SCBWI Works of Outstanding Promise Grant.  She has a forthcoming historical non-fiction book, IMAGES OF AMERICA, KENTUCKY’S PACKHORSE LIBRARIANS (Arcadia Publishing, 2025), a middle-grade book, SURVIVING THE IDITAROD, YOU CHOOSE: SURVIVING EXTREME SPORTS (Capstone Press, 2017) and a historical non-fiction book, IMAGES OF AMERICA, CHESTERFIELD (Arcadia Publishing, 2016). 


Stephanie Bearce

Stephanie is the award-winning author of 35 books and a certified Life Coach. When she’s not researching or writing, Stephanie enjoys helping other authors achieve their full potential.  She holds a Masters in Behavioral Studies as well as degrees in education and economics.

Stephanie happily suffers from a terrible case of wanderlust and spends all her spare time and money traveling the world.