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Team

We’ve focused on building our creative team exclusively out of educated, published creative writers. Our writers are authors, they’re teachers, and above all else they’re experienced professionals. We don’t use freelancers, and we don’t subcontract any writing or strategic work. By mirroring the group model of advanced creative writing degree programs, we’ve cultivated a professional environment that encourages continued skill development, collaboration, and accountability in creative work.

Ryan Brock

Founder & CEO

Ryan founded Metonymy Media after finding success in his own freelance writing career. He spends his days working on business development and marketing initiatives. Ryan often speaks on the value of content marketing and the role of creative writers in business, and co-wrote Nothing New: An Irreverent History of Storytelling and Social Media.

Darcy Lee

Director of Accounts and Business Development

Darcy has spent the past ten years in the marketing industry working with clients of all types and sizes. She oversees all of Metonymy Media’s client relationships with the purpose of creating long-lasting, mutually-beneficial relationships. She has a knack for identifying opportunities and producing strategies to effectively improve and maximize clients’ marketing efforts.

Amber Peckham

Creative Director

Amber graduated from DePauw University with a dual bachelor’s in Creative Writing and Philosophy in 2009, and went on to complete her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Northwestern University in 2014. When she isn’t writing, she sews elaborate costumes, plays video games, and explores Indy’s emerging culinary scene. She is also an adjunct professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College.

Elysia Smith

Content Manager & The Green Room Liaison

Elysia received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in poetry, but the focus of her time spent in Boston was on community activism and creating programs for underserved populations. When she isn’t writing for work she’s writing lady-centric poetry about riding her bike into a river to rescue kittens or personas in the voice of women like Calamity Jane or characters from Bewitched. Aside from writing, she does circus performance in aerial silks and contortion or hangs out with her dog, Susan Bean Anthony.

Ernest Hemingway

HR, Staff Writer Emeritus

Ernest Hemingway got his start as a writer for the Kansas City Star before enlisting as an ambulance driver on the Italian front of the Great War. It was there that he picked up his trademark cynicism and understated style, and his experiences in Italy served as the inspiration for his famous work, A Farewell to Arms. Around the Metonymy offices, Ernest (or Papa, as we all lovingly call him) keeps the rest of the staff in check with his no-nonsense approach to writing.

 

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