About Us

Posted: April 10, 2010 in Who we are

Nate & Laura Davis

Laura Joyce Davis earned her B.A. in English (concentration in Creative Writing) from the University of Wisconsin, and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College. At Mills, she won the Ardella Mills prize for graduate fiction in 2005 and 2006, and was nominated for the 2006 Best New American Voices. She was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize, and in 2010, earned a Fulbright scholarship to work on her second novel, about sex trafficking.  Her work has appeared in Lakehōm Magazine, A Cappella Zoo, the Cricket Online Review, The Mills Quarterly, and in Building Bridges: The 2009 San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology. (While writing, she was also the track and cross-country coach for four years at Mills College, taking her team from last to first place in the conference and earning her USATF Level II coaching certification as well.)

Nate Davis double-majored in English and Philosophy at Hillsdale College, where his one notable scholastic accomplishment was winning a prize in a national essay contest. Then he studied advertising at a little portfolio school called Brainco, where he won the student Mercury Award for radio advertising. Since 2004 he’s been in advertising, his work appearing in print, online, and in various other media outlets where people try to tune out unwanted commercial messages. But with Free Is a Verb, he aims to use his skills for good. See his work at natedaviscopywriter.com.

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  2. Lisa Dennis says:

    Good morning! (In Silverton, OR it is morning:) I am on your blog site because of a link you posted on my son, Aaron James FB. I read your Easter celebration with interest. We had a missions speaker at church last week (Youth With A Mission–Slavic Ministries) and I thought you might be interested in following a runwalk that they are organizing for The Freedom Project their anti-slavery/trafficking ministry.

    Here is the link. http://www.runwalkforfreedom.com Blessing. I will look forward to reading your book when it comes out. Sincerely, Lisa Dennis

    • freeisaverb says:

      Wow, thanks, Lisa! Great to ear about the YWAM speaker, and also about the runwalk! I did a year with YWAM the year after I graduated from college, and I think highly of the work they do. Thanks for passing this along, and for reading the blog! Say hello to Aaron for us!

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