She graduated from Davidson College with Honors in History as a Kelley Scholar, and earned a Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Creative Nonfiction from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has contributed frequently to Corporate Idealist and the blog for GodbeyWorks, a private consulting business. She was the primary researcher and writer for the white paper that launched the Create West Virginia initiative, which is now an influential statewide nonprofit organization advising other rural states on economic development issues.
Elizabeth served for several years on the editorial board for the Journal of Childhood and Religion, a peer-reviewed online journal. She is a contributing writer to Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job (2010) and to A Spiritual Life: Perspectives from Poets, Prophets, & Preachers (2011). Her collaborative writing project Essays on Childhood, was featured on West Virginia Public Radio.
Her blog, Esse Diem, has been honored for blogging excellence by WordPress (2010) and by the multimedia magazine WestVirginiaVille (2011). She is a member of the League of Vermont Writers. Her creative nonfiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Her personal website is Elizabeth Gaucher dot com.
She thrives on helping individuals and companies achieve their goals through excellent written communication.
Katharine Armstrong Herndon is a Senior Editor for special projects with Longridge Editors LLC, and is the executive director of James River Writers. She understands narrative development and “what works” in both fiction and non-fiction writing, and is a top grade proofreader to boot.
Katharine has taught middle school English and drama at Millwood School in Chesterfield County, Virginia, for the past 11 years. She received her B.A. in English from Davidson College and her M.A. in English, with a concentration in creative writing, from the University of Central Florida. A member of the board of directors for James River Writers, Katharine chaired the spectacularly successful JRW Conference Planning Committee in 2011.
Katharine placed second in Style Weekly’s 2003 fiction contest and published a zombie western in The Great Richmond Zombie Book.