About the Company
We’re storytellers. With a combined 50+ years of writing and editing fiction, telling stories is just what we do. We’re also marketers, with decades of experience working with industry leaders like HubSpot, Marketing Initiative Worx, Plan Left, and many more. That expertise, paired with our love for a good tale, makes us the perfect choice to tell your brand story.
Our writers specialize in content creation of all types for a wide range of industries, including – but never limited to – marketing and branding, real estate and investing, healthcare, information technology, music and entertainment, innovation consulting, tourism, home improvement, start-up culture, and, of course, writing and editing.
We spend time with our clients’ buyer personas until they feel like old friends. Then, we develop a content strategy that soothes their every pain point. Through blogs, website content, ebooks, white papers—anything conveyed through the written word—we teach those buyers exactly why they can’t live without the products or services our clients sell. Even better, we help those clients foster great relationships with their customers. Relationships based on trust instead of high-pressure sales pitches. It’s a beautiful thing.
Jennifer Barry – Owner
Jen once used opera performance as her creative outlet, but now she prefers something a little more low key…actually, anonymous if at all possible. She started writing fiction ten years ago and then fell into a job with a content mill. You remember content mills: They were those places that cranked out thousands of words every day, none of which took the buyer’s needs in mind. Still, it got her foot in the door with a marketing agency in Nashville, where she met her mentor, HubSpot Fellow Sam Mallikarjunan.
Now, after twelve years of content marketing, writing books, and helping other writers get published, she’s ready to take on the world. Secretly, of course, because that’s the whole point of a ghostwriter.
Allie Gann – Business Development
Allie Gann has been a part of Little Red Writing since the beginning as a brand storyteller, but now she’s excited to flex her customer service muscles in business development. Allie has been telling stories since she was a toddler. Her parents called them fibs, but she begs to differ. She learned the writing trade at a content mill and then spent some time as a freelance content manager for a Nashville marketing agency, where she learned to combine her love for storytelling—real stories, not fibs—with her love for marketing. She’s a small-town girl at heart, mom to a whip-smart son in his twenties and a Kindergartner daughter (who also likes to tell “stories”), and a cheese lover. Also, she’s going to conquer Photoshop one day; she can feel it.
Tiff Nichols – Brand Storyteller and Project Manager
Tiffany has been a lover of words since before she could even read. As a very young child she would scribble loopy lines on paper (insisting it was cursive writing) and then “read” her stories to any family members who would listen. Once she actually learned to read and write, there was no stopping her.
Tiffany stumbled into content marketing when she worked with Jen in a content mill. Having learned more about actual content marketing, she’s been crafting original content for various clients for the past nine years. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, Tiffany’s usually playing hurling, watching Turner Classic Movies, or traveling to Disney World and beyond with her husband Will and precious baby girl Annabelle.
Tracy Slonaker – Brand Storyteller
What else is there for a runner to do during a workout than to dream of new novel plots? That’s what started this Philadelphia area native (Go Eagles!) started on a life of writing. When this elementary school teacher is not watching sports or playing games herself, she loves to do (or correct) any other writing she can.
Tracy came to Little Red Writing when invited by Jen, who edited her first novel, to try something new. Writing content has opened many new doors and stretched her thinking skills–something her students and family have enjoyed toying with.
Jacob Wilder – Brand Storyteller
Jacob has always loved telling stories, went to school to tell stories, and has now found his way here… to tell stories. This Middle Tennessee State University alum (Go Raiders) has found a home crafting stories for clients in various industries. He began here as an intern and has returned due to his love of the collaborative atmosphere and the diversity of writing opportunities.
If Jacob isn’t writing, he could be listening to a podcast about aliens, jamming out to some music, hanging with his best friend (and girlfriend) Shelley, playing with his pets Monty the Lab and Tit-and-Tat the Cats, or watching the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Katie McGrath – Operations
Katie obtained her Bachelor of Business Studies with an emphasis in marketing in Ireland and spent over a decade working on staff with some of Ireland’s biggest brands. After a brain tumor scare, she had to back away from the workforce for a while. She’s thrilled that her first foray back into marketing is with Little Red Writing, on a volunteer basis. When she’s not helping LRW, she’s caring for her adorable nephews, writing a memoir about her terrifying experience with a brain tumor, or traveling for weekend trips with her husband and best friend, Dishy Donal.