Dr. Linda Tucker
Dr. Linda Tucker, founder and CEO of Cup & Quill Services for Writers, has a PhD and an MA in English from the University of Alberta, and a BA in English/Humanities from York University. She is an English professor with over twenty years of experience teaching literature and writing courses at the university level. Linda is the author of Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture (2007) and a certified life coach.
In her non-writing life, Linda is a CrossFit enthusiast and an animal lover. She shows Registered American Paint Horses at the regional and world level in both Western and English events. Born and raised in Canada, Linda moved to the U.S. in 2003 and resides in southern Arkansas.
Dr. Eduardo Frajman
Dr. Eduardo Frajman grew up in San Jose, Costa Rica. He graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and received a PhD in political science from the University of Maryland. Eduardo has taught social science and humanities courses at several colleges and universities. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, academic and literary, in Spanish and English, online and in print. Eduardo has worked as an editor and translator. He has some experience doing voice-over narration as well. Eduardo provides editing and coaching services in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Shannin Schroeder
Dr. Shannin Schroeder has been teaching writing, including creative writing, at the university level for over twenty years. She received her PhD in English from Northern Illinois University and her BA and MA, with an emphasis in creative writing, from Truman State University in Missouri. Her scholarly expertise and publications center around magical realism. Her most recent writing delves into young adult literature.
Shannin excels at helping writers to focus, to maintain continuity, and to refine their works, no matter the genre or the scope of the project. She has an ear for believable dialogue and a knack for finding clever ways for writers to move in and out of scenes, but she can also step back and do simple copyediting for authors who want to send out polished works.Shannin is a Midwesterner who moved to Arkansas with her husband to teach; they have two daughters.
Dr. Jane Theriault
Dr. Jane Theriault received her PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University in 2011. Her training focused on advanced statistical analyses and research methods. Jane also served as the manager of her research lab during her time at Brandeis. Her dissertation and subsequent research has focused on sexual behavior in adolescents and young adults. Professionally, Dr. Theriault teaches psychology at the undergraduate level in Massachusetts.
Jane also volunteers in the community, most recently serving as the Director of Community Service on the Board of the Junior League of Boston. She lives with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs in central Massachusetts.
Rhaelene Rollins Lowther is an artist with 20 years of professional experience. She received a BFA in Art, with emphasis in Painting and a BA in Art Education from Brigham Young University. Rhaelene earned her MFA in Art, with an emphasis in Graphic Design, from Utah State University. Rhaelene has worked in and taught a variety of medium, from drawing, painting, and bookbinding to graphic design, animation, and 3D modeling. She also has ten years of experience working in the game development industry, where she worked on a range of titles from Amped Snowboarding to Drama Queen: DS. Rhaelene has a particular love for designing child-friendly pieces, but enjoys and is comfortable executing ideas in the medium and style needed to express the concept. Her versatility allows her to be open to logo design, book cover design, and illustrations. Rhaelene resides in southern Arkansas and teaches Game Art and Animation at the undergraduate level.
Rebecca Stohler Junior Editor
Rebecca Stohler, is about to graduate with a B.A. in English from Southern Arkansas University where she has studied under both Linda and Shannin. A creative writer herself, Rebecca will continue her studies in an MFA program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in the fall of 2019. She joins Team CQ as our first junior editor and looks forward to working with CQ clients on a variety of projects. Rebecca knows what it means to dream so big that it scares you. She also knows what it is like to go after those dreams full force for she has done and continues to do just that. She is eager to help other writers do the same. Rebecca lives in Magnolia, Arkansas with her husband Aaron and a bunch of little dogs.7