Contributing Writers

We’re real writers committed to storytelling and the written word. All of our contributors have a passion for storytelling. With varying educational backgrounds in creative writing, journalism, English, and more, our writers are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with others who have the same passion.

Mel Beasley

Mel Beasley

Mel Beasley has a bachelor’s in creative writing and journalism from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He brings 9+ years of digital marketing and writing experience to the table by writing for publications such as Lumina News and Encore Magazine. He spent 2 years as a college-level writing tutor, and is a certified writing tutor through the CRLA, which is a prestigious cert recognized by the Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession. He is a professional SEO blogger with experience writing for brands such as Boardworks Education and The Greater Wilmington Business Journal. One of his latest website and marketing projects has been building the website for the now New York Times Bestselling author, Nina de Gramont.

Susan Z. Miller - Contributing Writer

Susan Z. Miller

Susan is an English educator, editor, and writer who has enjoyed working within these fields since 2004. Her experience includes teaching at the high school and adult continuing education levels, and writing and editing for multiple regional publications, including Wrightsville Beach Magazine and Encore Magazine. Today she is a copywriter and editor for CastleBranch Inc., as well as editor in chief for the company’s internal e-magazine. A Southern transplant who moved from Ohio to North Carolina, she has embraced the word “y’all” and can tell you how she likes her grits. Visit her official website at

Tameka Gates - Writer's Hive Media

Tameka Gates

Tameka Gates is originally from Michigan but now lives in Greensboro, NC. She has her Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University and enjoys expressing her thoughts and observations on books and authors. Tameka has a love for reading and writing fiction and nonfiction stories and cares about the structure of a story, the transition words such as; furthermore, therefore, besides, etc., and the type of words used to create a connection with her audience.

Fairley Lloyd - Contributing Writing at Writer's Hive Media

Fairley Lloyd

Fairley Lloyd (she/her) is a writer and editor from North Carolina. She earned her BFA in creative writing with a publishing certification from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her work appears in Thought Catalog, The Mighty, She Rose Revolution, and more. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and thrift shopping. You can find her social media and websites at

Eleanor Nesim - Writer's Hive Media

Eleanor Nesim

Lucky to have The Monroe Theater Guild in her Wisconsin hometown, Eleanor began acting at a young age and fell in love with art. She later got her BFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She continues to hone her skills in writing and acting, honoring a legacy of playwrights and directors on each side of her family by participating in theater. She believes in the power of art to heal, and the ability words have to move others, so she continues to write plays and nonfiction geared toward progress. Eleanor is passionate about collaborating with artists and helping others explore their creativity. You can find more of her work in The Things and Atlantis Magazine.

Caitlyn Dark - Contributor Writer's Hive Media

Caitlyn Dark

Caitlyn Dark (she/they) is a writer and editor from Siler City, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she also spent time teaching writing and composition. As a crafter of words, Caitlyn is a passionate serial comma advocate and singular ‘they’ enthusiast who loves exploring the real-time evolution of language and modes of communication.

Author Nate Methot

Nate Methot

Nate Methot has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance from the University of Vermont. He worked for five years at a securities broker/dealer before an ALS diagnosis forced him to give up full-time employment. Two years into his new, wholly foreign and unusual life, he began to record thoughts, stories, and frustrations on a blog called, appropriately, Whatever I Want to Say. In the summer of 2020, about ten years after his symptoms began, he started writing down his experiences in earnest. His resulting memoir, A Life Derailed: My Journey with ALS, was published in June, 2022. Visit his official website at

Shaley Moreira - Writer's Hive Media

Shaley Moreira

Shaley is an aspiring author and avid reader. She began her Instagram page @2reador2write in order to share her two greatest passions: reading and writing. When she’s not working on her novel, she’s busy reading others! She loves sharing her thoughts on books she’s read and creating “book art” which consists of making shapes and scenes out of books and attempting to squash herself into weird and challenging positions! When she’s not making crazy book shapes, writing or reading, she’s attempting to keep her curious 18-month-old alive and out of trouble as a stay at home mom.

John Kerr - Contributing Writer - Writer's Hive Media

John Kerr

John Kerr is a writer and junior high English teacher with published works in Helios Quarterly Magazine, The Wifiles, Listverse, WhatCulture, SFS Shorts,, The Writing Cooperative, and more. John has a degree in history from the University of Texas at Arlington. After graduating, he discovered a passion for teaching and sharing his love for literature. He loves discussing the intricacies of a well-developed plot, poem, or even a good sentence! He is the owner of a creative writing website called The Art of Narrative, where he shares tips and advice on creative writing.

Lee Iapalucci - Writer's Hive Media

Lee Iapalucci

Lee is a photographer and videographer who has a passion for storytelling through visual art. He enjoys travel photo and video and has plans to capture the world through a lens a lot more in the near future. He currently lives on the east coast and works full time as a marketing coordinator for a university, while occasionally collaborating with Writer’s Hive Media to shoot video author interviews. He enjoys outdoor adventures, working out, and deep conversations.

Beasley Nester - Writer's Hive Media

Beasley Nester

Beasley is native to North Carolina but claims no town as her own. She has her BFA in creative writing and a certificate of publication from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she also minored in Spanish. Beasley’s favorite thing to write is fantasy fiction. Beasley has had the opportunity to dabble in many fields in her 26 years: traveling the world, modeling for top fashion houses, and earning a writing degree. Putting her found passions together, she created this site for people to find fashion ideas and writing tips, as well as her professional work ranging from her modeling career to published pieces.

Rachelle Scott - Writer's Hive Media

Rachelle Scott

Rachelle obtained her BFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in popular fiction and publishing at Emerson College. In addition to her contributions to Writer’s Hive Media, Rachelle teaches adult learning courses in English and history.

Emmi Conner - Writer's Hive Media

Emmi Conner

Emmi holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She’s been published in Adelaide Literary Magazineand Atlantis MagazineEmmi has written multiple articles for Writer’s Hive in the academic section with topics about MLA, APA, and Chicago Style essay writing.

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