Here at VoiceCatcher, we are thrilled to have a team of creative and passionate editors who allow us to share the powerful voices of our writers and poets. We would like for you to get to know us a little bit better—what we do, where we come from, and what we’re excited about!
We are beyond elated to announce that Corbin Lewars, a longtime editor and writing consultant, has joined our team as our new President!
President: Corbin Lewis
Corbin fell in love with writing when she was five years old while debuting her first book, The Nosy Puppy. She continued on to author four other titles, eventually replacing construction paper and a stapler with a laptop and publishers. Her essays have been published in over twenty five publications including Hip Mama, Seattle PI, Stories with Grace, Mothering, Midwifery Today, Parent Map, and several anthologies about the writing process.
In between living abroad and in every region of the United States, she earned a BA in multicultural literature and her Master’s in Education focused on the power of narrative. Over twenty years ago she settled in the Pacific Northwest where she worked as the junior editor at a diversity consulting firm and publishing house. She was the managing editor of the female run and focused Verve magazine and has been the managing editor of parenting magazines and various anthologies. She has taught writing for over twenty years at colleges, writing conferences, after school programs, homeless shelters, and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle and is a frequent key note speaker at writing conferences.
Her primary focus is partnering with emerging and established writers as a writing consultant and editor helping writers achieve their publishing goals. She is a single parent of two teenagers (which she actually finds a delightful stage of life) and splits her time editing, writing, and parenting in Seattle and hiking, reading, and relaxing at her cabin by a river in the foothills of the Cascades.
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever found?
Last year I went to the desert in seek of sun and to hike. I was on the Pacific Crest Trail and came across this pristine skeleton. It was bleached, pure white and picked absolutely clean. It was in the midst of the pandemic (I guess we still are, but it was Spring 2021) and I found this sign of death, yet beauty very metaphorical. I had been struggling with writing all through the pandemic, meaning didn’t have any words for my experience, but after finding the skeleton, words finally came to me.
What is a skill that you would really like to learn?
Welding. I have wanted to learn how to weld for years, but welding is definitely not something I can learn on-line, so my search for a good class continues.
Do you collect anything?
Rocks. I pick them up on the beach, on my hikes, along the river near my cabin and even in the city. Almost all of the ledges in my home and office are adorned with rocks. I stack piles of rocks by my front and back doors and all over my garden. I have a knack for finding heart shaped rocks, which are my favorite.