JODY DYER, Crippled Beagle Publishing

​I've loved writing since I was a child. In this old 1990 photo my beloved crippled beagle Bell keeps me company as I daydream on paper. Each of us is imperfect. Bell had backward knees, but a calm disposition and sweet nature made her an all-time favorite pet. Like Bell, humans are imperfect, but we have stories to tell. Whether through life stories, novels, essays, articles, social media content, or other projects, I welcome the opportunity to help you share your talent and communicate your unique message in a powerful way.

​Contact me at or (865) 414-4017.

FREELANCE WRITER - Ghostwriter - editor - publisher

  • Documentation of Life Stories
  • ​Magazine articles
  • Web/marketing content
  • Social media content
  • Speeches
  • Business success stories
  • Press releases
  • Novels, memoirs, fiction, children's books
  • Cover design and interior formatting
  • Instructional curriculum

author - speaker

I write and speak to enlighten, encourage, and entertain. ​​I customize messages to match audience demographics and each organization's needs/purposes. No matter the topic, I work hard to bring humor, insight, and inspiration through candid talk and engaging anecdotes.

Sample topics
For businesses and organizations:

Think outside the barn
Crossing the digital divide
Be a contributor, not a consumer
Everyone has something to teach others
Servant leadership
Progress IS success
Empathy is profitable
Mistakes are free training modules
It doesn't cost a dime to be a gentleman

For church groups and women's groups:
​Adoption is an attitude
"Wide" open adoption
Be specific in your support of others
No one should grieve alone
Infertility sucks
Walk a mile in her bra
Be the band, not the coach

Adventures in publishing
Theories: Size 12 (humor)
Risks, rewards, mistakes, miracles

Tutor - fundraiser

TEACHER: As a former secondary education teacher and the daughter of a veteran English teacher, I value the improvement one-on-one help offers and find great joy in working with young minds.
  • ​Essays
  • Summer reading book clubs for teens
  • Research papers: planning, pacing, outlines, content, grammar, mechanics
  • Speeches
​FUNDRAISER: I combine my backgrounds in writing, business management, and public school education to help groups of all types and sizes raise money to support their missions through my Anthology Project. ​ Your group's participation can be as simple or complex as you like. I am with you from beginning to end.
(865) 414-4017