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ABOUT

Crippled Beagle Publishing

 

Every business has a story; here's ours. Crippled Beagle Publishing has been in the industry for more than 11 years, have helped over 300 clients, and have published more than 100 books. We are here to help you reach your dreams of becoming a published author.

Hey!

I'm Jody Dyer, Founder of Crippled Beagle Publishing.
An entrepreneur, author writer, publisher, book marketing coach,
helping aspiring authors in nurturing their literary talent and empowering writers like you to succeed.

Hey!

I'm Jody Dyer, Founder of Crippled Beagle Publishing.
An entrepreneur, author writer, publisher, book marketing coach,
helping aspiring authors in nurturing their literary talent and empowering writers like you to succeed.

This is my story.

 

When I was young, my crippled beagle Bell kept me company as I daydreamed on paper. Bell had backward knees, but a calm disposition and sweet nature made her an all-time favorite pet. She loved to hang out in our old tobacco barn in East Tennessee and bark at the chickens. In late summer and early fall, I often sat in a wooden swing that hung from the barn's rafters, and I cracked walnuts from a nearby tree. I set them on the tack room step, where Bell wagged her short tail and waited for her seasonal treat.

 

Like Bell, humans are imperfect, but we have stories to tell.

 

I welcome the opportunity to help you share your talent and communicate your unique message in a powerful way. There are many steps in telling your story, but you don’t have to take the steps alone.

Crippled Beagle Publishing guides clients from any stage (ideas, piles of notes, rough drafts, manuscripts) through the complex phases of writing, revising, publishing, and marketing. We work with you to figure out the best, fastest, and most economical route that will help you reach your goals. You choose (with our guidance) from a variety of methods at different price points.

This is my story.

 

When I was young, my crippled beagle Bell kept me company as I daydreamed on paper. Bell had backward knees, but a calm disposition and sweet nature made her an all-time favorite pet. She loved to hang out in our old tobacco barn in East Tennessee and bark at the chickens. In late summer and early fall, I often sat in a wooden swing that hung from the barn's rafters, and I cracked walnuts from a nearby tree. I set them on the tack room step, where Bell wagged her short tail and waited for her seasonal treat.

Like Bell, humans are imperfect, but we have stories to tell.

 

I welcome the opportunity to help you share your talent and communicate your unique message in a powerful way. There are many steps in telling your story, but you don’t have to take the steps alone.

Crippled Beagle Publishing guides clients from any stage (ideas, piles of notes, rough drafts, manuscripts) through the complex phases of writing, revising, publishing, and marketing. We work with you to figure out the best, fastest, and most economical route that will help you reach your goals. You choose (with our guidance) from a variety of methods at different price points.

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Establishing a publishing venture has authentically, significantly, and beautifully altered my life's trajectory...

 

With over 367 clients served and more than 100 books published, I wake up early and eager every day to help creative people tell their stories. I have found my calling, but becoming the leader of a growing team of 10+ talented individuals, running a digital and in-person business, and guiding writers to become published authors wasn't an easy, overnight shift.

I was a banker, then a teacher, then a banker again, then a freelance ghostwriter and editor before I finally went “all in” to launch Crippled Beagle Publishing. My career has followed a true story arc, with big moments, business pivots, drama, humor, success, and countless lessons learned. Humbling failures and urgent decisions sometimes made me doubt my path forward, just like any writer can understand. Entrepreneurs and authors are risk takers. But looking back over the years, I am now profoundly thankful for every chancy decision, blooper, blunder, and blessing.

Here’s my journey.

 

1974

I was born with a 50/50 chance at living and decided to be a survivor!

Establishing a publishing venture has authentically, significantly, and beautifully altered my life's trajectory...

 

With over 367 clients served and more than 100 books published, I wake up early and eager every day to help creative people tell their stories. I have found my calling, but becoming the leader of a growing team of 10+ talented individuals, running a digital and in-person business, and guiding writers to become published authors wasn't an easy, overnight shift.

I was a banker, then a teacher, then a banker again, then a freelance ghostwriter and editor before I finally went “all in” to launch Crippled Beagle Publishing. My career has followed a true story arc, with big moments, business pivots, drama, humor, success, and countless lessons learned. Humbling failures and urgent decisions sometimes made me doubt my path forward, just like any writer can understand. Entrepreneurs and authors are risk takers. But looking back over the years, I am now profoundly thankful for every chancy decision, blooper, blunder, and blessing.

Here’s my journey.

1974

I was born with a 50/50 chance at living and decided to be a survivor!

1977

I started writing before I could write. My grandmother Wimmie took notes and helped me propose to my pre-school classmate David.

1977

I started writing before I could write. My grandmother Wimmie took notes and helped me propose to my pre-school classmate David.

1980-1992

My wonderful mother, then a British literature teacher, drove me to and from school every single day and corrected my grammar en route ad nauseum.

1980-1992

My wonderful mother, then a British literature teacher, drove me to and from school every single day and corrected my grammar en route ad nauseum.

1992

Instead of following my dream and studying creative writing at The University of Georgia, I employed a scarcity mindset and took the safer, less expensive path. I majored in finance up the interstate at The University of Tennessee.

1992

Instead of following my dream and studying creative writing at The University of Georgia, I employed a scarcity mindset and took the safer, less expensive path. I majored in finance up the interstate at The University of Tennessee.

1993

My father died suddenly of a massive heart attack, and I transformed from creative and calm to type A overachiever, which I do not recommend.

1993

My father died suddenly of a massive heart attack, and I transformed from creative and calm to type A overachiever, which I do not recommend.

1995

I graduated early from The University of Tennessee and got a job in banking, which I hated most of the time.

1995

I graduated early from The University of Tennessee and got a job in banking, which I hated most of the time.

2000-2002

Jeff and I were happily married ever after. In 2002, our son Houston was born!

2000-2002

Jeff and I were happily married ever after. In 2002, our son Houston was born!

2003-2010

Jeff, Houston, and I endured the countless sorrows of infertility and then, when that proved pointless, the arduous demands of domestic adoption process.

2003-2010

Jeff, Houston, and I endured the countless sorrows of infertility and then, when that proved pointless, the arduous demands of domestic adoption process.

2009-2010

I returned to school to earn a post-baccalurette teacher certification in secondary education and became a middle and high school teacher. I loved teaching! On Jeff’s birthday, we met our son Scotty!

2009-2010

I returned to school to earn a post-baccalurette teacher certification in secondary education and became a middle and high school teacher. I loved teaching! On Jeff’s birthday, we met our son Scotty!

2013

In 2013, I was teaching high school when I published my first book, The Eye of Adoption, to help other families affected by infertility and adoption.

2013

In 2013, I was teaching high school when I published my first book, The Eye of Adoption, to help other families affected by infertility and adoption.

2014-2017

I left teaching and returned to banking to provide a better income for my family. Encouraged by responses to my first book and upon demand from my friends and former teaching colleagues, I wrote and published a few more books while I worked for a regional banking corporation.

2014-2017

I left teaching and returned to banking to provide a better income for my family. Encouraged by responses to my first book and upon demand from my friends and former teaching colleagues, I wrote and published a few more books while I worked for a regional banking corporation.

June 3, 2017

I dropped the scarcity mindset, embraced abundance, and started making professional and family decisions on faith, not fear. I became a full-time entrepreneur and committed my whole heart to building Crippled Beagle Publishing to provide for my family and help people make their writing dreams come true.

June 3, 2017

I dropped the scarcity mindset, embraced abundance, and started making professional and family decisions on faith, not fear. I became a full-time entrepreneur and committed my whole heart to building Crippled Beagle Publishing to provide for my family and help people make their writing dreams come true.

January 2023

I hired Loysa, who is now our Project Manager. I wish I’d met her on Day 1, and clients love her.

January 2023

I hired Loysa, who is now our Project Manager. I wish I’d met her on Day 1, and clients love her.

July 2023

Joined my first but never last mastermind. What a transformation! I am now surrounded and supported by creative entrepreneurs who share similar goals and help me elevate my business to give clients the best experiences possible.

July 2023

Joined my first but never last mastermind. What a transformation! I am now surrounded and supported by creative entrepreneurs who share similar goals and help me elevate my business to give clients the best experiences possible.

November 2024

My husband Jeff was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I am incredibly thankful that I have the time and location freedom to care for him and our children during what we pray is temporary heartache. I never stopped working, but my team has made all the difference in keeping Crippled Beagle Publishing not only strong but also growing.

November 2024

My husband Jeff was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I am incredibly thankful that I have the time and location freedom to care for him and our children during what we pray is temporary heartache. I never stopped working, but my team has made all the difference in keeping Crippled Beagle Publishing not only strong but also growing.

Today

Today, I am still learning, and, with my team’s expert help, helping clients reach their goals. Every day is different and wonderful!

Today

Today, I am still learning, and, with my team’s expert help, helping clients reach their goals. Every day is different and wonderful!

  MEET THE AMAZING TALENTS BEHIND THE

Crippled Beagle Publishing Team

  JODY DYER

  The Big Brain of CBP

  MARIA LOYSA

  Project Manager

  ARIANE HIPOLITO

  General Virtual Assistant

BLANCHE ABBIE VICTOR

Web and Graphic Designer | Marketing and Funnel Specialist

  MADELINE LITTLETON

 Graphic Designer & Marketing Expert

  KAITLYN BROWN

  Manuscript Work, Administrative and Publishing

MCKINELY FREES

Manuscript Work, Administrative and Publishing

LINDA ALBERT

Editing and Proofreading

KATE SCHUMAKER

Editing and Proofreading

JANICE LAURINO

Editing and Proofreading

KOURTNEY SCHIMEDEKE

Editing and Proofreading

DONNA CANTRELL

Editing and Proofreading

RAKIB

Kindle/EPub Expert

ROGER RYSKAMP

Illustration

JOLENE SCHEEPERS

Illustration

STAN JASKIEL

Illustration

We work one step at a time so that you not only accomplish your mission but also learn how the evolving, expanding publishing industry works today.

 

If you don’t where to start or how to continue from where you are now, that is okay. We will figure it out together, starting with a Next Steps Call with me, Jody Dyer.

 
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© 2024 Crippled Beagle Publishing

© 2024 Crippled Beagle Publishing

Knoxville, Tennessee