Dara M. Beevas is a writer, editor, blogger, speaker, and author. She mentors other indie authors as Chief Strategic Officer and Co-Owner of Wise Ink Creative Publishing. Dara’s passion for helping authors become change agents led her to launch Wise Ink in 2012. Wise Ink is a boutique indie publisher providing custom book production, marketing, and distribution services as well as educational tools to help authors publish smartly. Dara has a background in acquisitions, developmental editing, marketing strategy, and writing. She is a board member of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and is also one of the voices behind the Wise Ink blog for indie authors (www.wiseinkblog.com). She is the co-author of Social Media Secrets for Authors: A Beginner’s Guide to Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads and The Indie Author Revolution. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Beevas moved to Minneapolis in 2007. In her spare time she writes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction.