Address: P.O. Box 922 Charles Town, WV 25414

Email: author.yawatta.hosby(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Mobile: 304-279-0519


My goal is to write articles for magazines, newsletters, and blogs, discussing anything literary related.


Blogging: I’ve been blogging since 2011. The majority of my posts involve book reviews, author interviews, and writing tips. October 2015 through New Years Day, I was a coupon blogger for The Journal newspaper. Every week I gave tips on saving money during the holidays. I also shared interviews with extreme couponists on the company’s website.

Computer: I am very skilled with computer software and can type 60 words per minute. I am proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. I also know HTML.

Proofreading: Since 2011, I have been a critique partner and beta-reader for other writers. I can read and edit fast, pointing out how rough drafts can be fixed through a reader’s perspective. My favorite genres are horror, mystery, suspense, thrillers, and women’s fiction.

Work History

Single Copy Clerk, The Journal      March 2007-Present

  • Accurately maintain a database containing information for product returns for several counties throughout the state.
  • Generate and review spreadsheets in order to track inventory.
  • Answer phone calls, process Classified Ads, and create daily deposits.

Math Tutor, LVEP Program     September 2013-January 2015

  • Taught students the principles of math, including fractions, decimals, algebra, geometry, and calculus.
  • Trained students in preparation for taking a GED test.

Creative Writing Instructor, Berkeley County’s A.C.E. Program    January 2012-January 2015

  • Created lesson plans for a 10 week course.
  • Graded student assignments and suggested improvements to their writing style.
  • Lectured students on story elements and writing techniques.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, West Virginia University, August 2000 to December 2004