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Meet the Team

Sarah Leamy, MFA is the Founder, CEO and Managing Editor. She is a bit of a wanderer, having left home in England at 18 to live in Germany, Spain, Guatemala and the States. She gives presentations on solo travels, overlanding, writing, and more. She’s an award-winning author of both novels, short stories, and travelogues.

M. Brianna Stallings MFA is the Managing Editor and Guest Judge of the Best of Wanderlust Anthology 2019. She designed the cover for the latest anthology of 2020. Brianna is an editor, writer and journalist based in Texas currently.

Kendall Poe is our Editor and WP manager. He is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared on the blogs of Tin House and Paris Review. Last year Southeast Review awarded the honor of World’s Best Short-Short Story. If not writing, Kendall likes to bike around Central Park, NYC.

Tej Rae is our Submissions Editor for your travel essays. She is a freelance writer currently based in Rome, working on her third novel. After teaching high school English for 15 years, she transitioned to journalism and fiction. Her publishing credits include The Washington Post, BBC Focus on Africa magazine, The National newspaper in UAE, YogaLife Middle East, The Wheelhouse Review, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Eunoia Review, Romeing, Spittoon, and Fiction365, among others. Writing courses at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Bard College Summer Institute, NY, and at George Mason University, VA, have contributed to her growth as a writer, in addition to online classes with Grub Street in Boston and The Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing. Tej has two teenage children and travels with her work for the United Nations. Since 1999, she has lived in Zambia, Senegal, Dubai, Rome, and Ethiopia as of August 2019. In all of these places, she has formed and led writing groups. In Senegal, she helped establish Africa’s first children’s museum, ImagiNation Afrika, which is still thriving. Many of her publications can be found on http://tejrae.com

Briana Gervat is our new Submissions Editor for your photo essays. Savannah based photographer and writer, she intertwines her passions for storytelling and travel by photographing the ruinous landscapes of history both at home in the United States and abroad in countries that have often known more war than peace. After publishing her first memoir, Mosaic, in 2017 she has been traveling, writing, and photographing ever since. Follow her @brianagervat.

Kevin Koranteng Cheeseman is our Podcast Editor and Producer. Kevin is the author of two #1 Amazon best sellers. Monsoon Diaries, An African in India, and The Pocket Book of Little Big Things. You can read about the adventures of this young African as he traversed the Indian continent at: www.kevinkcheeseman.com/books. 30% of proceeds form his books funds The Back Pack Society to encourage backpacking in communities underrepresented on the road.

Stacy Nelson is our Office Manager and Book-keeper with over 20 years experience in helping businesses stay on track. In her teens and twenties, she was a “road dog”, all over the States with festivals, protests, and community building. She’s getting ready to hit the road again, this time in a van with her pup, K’naan.

Tracy Ragan is the Business mentor and CEO of two software companies with over twenty years in the development world and a huge wealth of business knowledge to challenge us to develop a website that fits the audiences’ needs more than our own.

 



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