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!
For the last Meet the Editors Monday this season, we meet two of our prose editors: Sarah Rhodes, who went from loving arts to loving adventure, and Marina Garcia, a technical editor from Merced, California.
Prose Editor: Sarah Rhodes
Sarah Rhodes is a writer and outdoor adventurer. While earning her creative writing degree in a tiny North Carolina mountain town, she was awarded the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in poetry. A few years later, she and her now-husband packed everything they owned (including their cat) into a tiny car and drove to Oregon, where she now works as a copywriter. First and foremost a lover of writing fiction, Sarah also likes doing yoga, baking vegan treats, cross-country skiing, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
What’s something about you today that the old you would find surprising?
That I actually enjoy physical activity! I was a total writing/art/music/theatre nerd for all of my childhood and adolescence and never played sports—or, let’s be honest, went outside. I remember my mom asking me if I was sure that I didn’t want to take a break from writing my little stories about talking animals having adventures and go outside instead.
Nowadays, it’s tricky to balance my creative interests with running, hiking, backpacking, camping, and all the other things I love. But each provides a nice respite from the other. Time to get away and let my brain reset outside, or time to channel my energy into creativity instead of something physical.
Prose Editor: Marina Garcia
Marina Garcia moved to Portland three years ago, leaving behind the sun- and agriculture-soaked region of Merced, California. She currently works as an editor in the A/E/C industry and supplements her technical work with creativity by consuming vast amounts of literary and young adult fiction. She earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and an MS in book publishing from Portland State University.