Mariah Evely

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
Loyola University Chicago
Interior Design, Organization, Home Decor Projects
  • Mariah spearheads the local writing group and manages the Inkwell Society Discord server, fostering a supportive community for authors to grow and collaborate.
  • She is the founder and proprietor of Balsam & Hope Apothecary, a unique Southern establishment offering an array of unique items for your body, home, and soul. Through her business, she assists individuals with an alternative approach to home decor and style.
  • She is passionate about solving mysteries and crimes while researching folklore, legends, and the paranormal for her creative writing projects.


Since 2014, Mariah has pursued a professional writing career, specializing in ghostwriting for diverse industries, including healthcare, solar power, and construction. Her tenure at tech startups saw her adeptly crafting technical articles and user guides. After being laid off from her full-time job in January 2023, Mariah reignited her passion for creative writing. Beyond freelancing, she excels as a virtual assistant and content creator, with a specialized focus on supporting authors.


In the summer of 2014, Mariah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a minor in theatre from Loyola University Chicago. During her time at Loyola, Mariah interned with the Better Government Association and worked alongside reporters from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
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