A little about me!
Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.
What made you want to be a writer?
Full-time writing is something I've fantasized about since I was a five-year-old kid. No joke! I used to play "magazine" with my dolls and stuffed animals. I know--super creative name--but hey, I was only five! So, forty years later I have a cozy mystery series, write for educational affiliations, publishers, and blogs.
Do you ever get writer's block?
Um, you may not believe me--but that hasn't happened to me YET! I'm currently knocking on wood! I can't seem to make the voices stop in my head. I dream stories---I see them everywhere. I know, I KNOW---I risk being taken off to the looney bin for the voices in my head---so SHHHHHH!
Would you introduce me to your editor?
YES! This is something I will HAPPILY do for you! Her name is Rebecca Grubb, editor EXTRAORDINAIRE! You will ADORE her AND she is a writing coach too! CLICK HERE to view her website and contact information. You may NOT want to tell her that I sent you though--let's be safe!
I'm new to all of this writing stuff, can you offer any marketing tips?
Marketing is difficult. My best advice is to first figure why you are writing. Are you doing it to pay the bills or for fun as a hobby? There are many reasons people want to write. Write down what you wish to accomplish with writing. Next, create long term and short term goals to help you get there. Those goals will help determine the path you need to take for marketing your work. I do wish you the best of luck on your writing journey!
MYS ED LLC Mission Statement
Mys. Ed LLC is a company that combines my two passions: Mysteries and Education. On the educational side, Mys. Ed is an educational service striving to do many things for educators including Professional Development for Ohio teachers as well as written work by the owner, Jodi Rath, on current educational issues and ways to fill in the gaps to improve education. Mys. Ed works to help educators, parents, and students in developing a better educational system. Mys. Ed combines the entertainment side of life to help people escape from everyday struggles by diving into captivating mysteries, short stories, blogs, and poetry where the themes tie into the mysteries of life and ways we can educate ourselves to better our future.