Charleston Women Summer 2024

8 | | Mary Coy is an expert on Charleston history. Not only has she published several books on the subject, she can also be found giving tours of the Holy City in her free time. She has written for Mount Pleasant Magazine for over a decade. Leah Rhyne is a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Montclair State University. She spent four years as the festival director of the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival and specializes in event management, marketing and public relations. Cari Lawson is a school counselor by day and writer by night. Writing provides an outlet to connect further to the community, which she serves as former president of the Junior Service League of Summerville and current board member of Dorchester County Community Outreach. She loves to spend time with her husband, toddler and puppy in her free time. Heather Rose Artushin was born and raised in Michigan, where she graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in social work with an emphasis on interpersonal practice and mental health. Charleston, South Carolina is the beautiful place she decided to call home. When she’s not talking to our town’s most interesting people for an article — or playing around with a poem — you’ll find her exploring outdoors with her two children and husband. Isabel Alvarez Arata is a freelance writer and content creator with a focus on business, marketing and lifestyle. She contributes to various online and print outlets, including her own pet-related podcast and blog, “Covered in Pet Hair.” Sarah Rose has a passion for the written word, she spends most of her time writing, hoarding and reading oldfashioned books, and curating stories about all things lifestyle. Maurice J. Frazier is a freelance writer living on Daniel Island. Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in the North Charleston/ Summerville area, he has been working in the TV and film industry for the last eight years. Contributors Interested in contributing to Charleston Women Magazine? Email your contact information (name, phone, mailing address) and one sample of work you have created (or a link to your work online) with the subject “Aspiring CW Contributor” to