WLW Directors

The Directors of  Write Life Workshops are seasoned writers published in diverse markets. They want to share their knowledge and unique experience to help you reach your publishing goals. The tools and insights they provide can make your dream of publication a reality.

Tracy Crump-head shot (2)Tracy Crump
has published more than 100 articles, devotionals, and short stories in publications such as Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian, Journey, Pray!, ParentLife, and CBN. In total, more than 20 of her stories have appeared in anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul® and Cup of Comfort.

Crump has served as conference faculty for American Christian Writers, Kentucky Christian Writers, The Successful Writer Conference, Southeastern Christian Writers,and Mid-South Christian Writers Conference. She moderates an online critique group and acts as registrar for the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference. Crump is a 2008 C.L.A.S.S. graduate and was named 2009 Writer of the Year at the Memphis ACW Conference. She was a columnist for Southern Writers Magazine for four years. Visit Tracy at her website and on her author Facebook.



Marylane Wade Koch has over 30 years of experience in writing, editing, speaking, coaching,and consulting. Koch has authored numerous articles and several healthcare books and is a contributor to the Chicken Soup anthology series.She has published with Elsevier-Mosby, Harcourt Health Sciences, Delmar/Thompson-Cengage, F.A.Davis, Jones and Bartlett, Salem Press, and EBSCO. Koch has served as faculty for American Christian Writers and the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference.

Koch is the founder, past President, and current Vice-President of Byhalia Christian Writers (BCW). She is past Vice-President (V.P.) for the Mississippi Writers Guild and a member of the American Medical Writers AssociationEditorial Freelancers Association, and National League of American Pen Women. Koch serves her community as V.P. of the Byhalia Area Arts Council and adjunct faculty with Austin Peay State University. She is a staff writer/editor at WrittenByaPro.

To learn more, visit the WLW staff page.