Meet Alexa

Alexa Bigwarfe is a wife, mother, proud veteran, a USA Today Best-Selling author, author coach, publisher, and podcaster. Her writing career began after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old and she turned to writing for healing, which led to self-publishing.

Now she guides other authors through the publishing and marketing process in her company Write|Publish|Sell and publishing houses Kat Biggie Press, Purple Butterfly Press, and Chrysalis Press. She is also the founder and host of the Women in Publishing Summit. 

She founded a nonprofit, Sunshine After the Storm, after the loss of her infant daughter, to support grieving mothers. 

A spirited activist, Alexa enjoys bringing light to topics surrounding marginalized voices, particularly as they pertain to women and children. She lives in Columbia, SC with her husband, three living children destined to be activists too, and her dog.

Meet Carissa

While serving as the Marketing Director for a multi-million dollar company, doing work for the White House, Smithsonian, Ford Estate, and more, Carissa spent her days off in coffee shops writing with author friends. Those writing sessions quickly turned into “Book Marketing with Carissa” sessions, and before long she handed in her resignation and founded Readers On Demand as a way to help authors everywhere get their books out of boxes, onto people’s shelves, and into their hearts.

After successfully helping authors skyrocket their email lists and book sales for almost three years on her own through the Readers On Demand Workshop, she passed the torch to Alexa Bigwarfe, allowing Carissa more time to focus on her own books while still helping writers achieve their goals.

You can find her Permission to Thrive, helping high-performers overcome hidden trauma that’s getting in the way of who they desire to be and what they want to achieve.