Copyright Notice

© QWERTY Writing Life and, 2021, in collaboration with Logos & Mythos Press LLC and, 2019. All thoughts, words, tales, poems and stories we share in writing, speaking or recording are the property of Logos & Mythos Press LLC and/or are copyrighted by the authors or speakers who wrote or said them. All images are taken or created by Joy E. Rancatore, Meagan "Mea" Smith or one of their family members, unless clearly marked. Please do not copy and use our words or our photos in any way without express and written permission of us.

Privacy Policy

We, Joy E. Rancatore, member-manager of Logos & Mythos Press LLC and co-producer of QWERTY Writing Life Podcast, and Meagan "Mea" Smith, co-producer of QWERTY Writing Life podcast, operate This Privacy Policy applies to the entire website, contact forms, email newsletters and social media accounts. Any information we collect from you will have a clearly explained purpose below.

The Website: We take seriously our responsibility to protect your privacy as you browse this website. If you have any questions about the use of my site that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me via our email address, linked below, or our contact form.

Email Newsletters: Your name and email address entered into the subscription forms go straight to our email mailing lists for monthly or quarterly updates and occasional exciting announcements and gifts (such as excerpts, stories, free printables or other freebies). You have the option when you sign up to subscribe to Logos & Mythos Press Release Updates, Editing Tips for Writers and/or QWERTY Writing Life (podcast, books and events) Updates. You may update your subscriptions preferences at any time. Unsubscribe links and other important details appear at the bottom of every email. If you ever have a concern or question about this email subscription please email us via the email address below or our contact form.

Thank you for taking the time to subscribe to our newsletter(s). Your inbox gets a lot of traffic, so we value your time and space. We will never sell, share or publish your name or email address. Thank you again for being part of our literary community.

Social Media Accounts and Podcast Portal Links: If you follow us on any of our social media networks, first, thank you! Your support means a great deal to us. Second, we promise not to blast you with an excess of posts or information. Third, each social media site is unique and is a platform you have chosen to subscribe to. You will need to consult each of those outlets for information on how they track your use or collect your information. For more details on the information we collect, please see below.

Cookie Policy: This website does utilize digital cookies—tiny virtual file folders that hold details about you and your internet use—are used on most all websites in some form or fashion. Depending on the type of cookie, they can allow you to have faster browsing times on frequently visited sites or even transfer your information from one site to a similar one. We’re sure there is much more that could be said about these little guys, but that is our best understanding in very concise and easy-to-understand language. For more detailed information, please do your own research. Maybe you can help us understand them better!

You have more control over cookies than you may realize. On your end for browsing on other sites, you may choose whether your web browser allows cookies or not. You may also be able to find what cookies have been stored on your computer and even delete them. A quick search should answer any questions you have on how to do all that.

What Information We Collect

The Website: While we do use certain plug-ins and services that allow us to track visitors to our site, we only use information that tells us how many visitors we have on each date, which parts of our site they click on, what time of day and where in the world they are clicking from. These details help us know where people read the most. We use this information to help us improve our site content for you.

Receiving information about how you got to our site (from a social media network, a blogger’s link, etc.) helps us know where our posts and interactions are reaching the most people. Where you live helps us understand what countries and regions we’re reaching. The time of day helps us know when our readers spend the most time surfing the web. Also, how much time you spend on our site and which pages and posts you visit lets us know if you like what you’re reading or if we could make it better.

We’re always eager to make our site as a whole better for our readers. Share any suggestions you have via the email address below or our contact form.

Contact Form: Your name, email address and message entered on our contact form also goes directly to our email address. This information is used only to respond to your requests or to tailor our services to your editing needs. We will not add you on to any mailing lists without your express consent.

We will keep our correspondence in our email folders to make sure we fulfill your requests. Also, we will update you if we make any changes or updates to the services provided, have an opening available for our editing services or have further information to share with you regarding your original purpose for contact.

Email Newsletter: Thanks to some great programs, we are able to send out emails to everyone who chooses to subscribe to our newsletter list. The program we use tracks how our emails get to you and if you are able to open them. We receive information about what time of day you open an email, where on our website you are clicking, what part of our great world you live in and other details like these.

This information allows us to serve you better. We can use it to determine if certain subject lines get through to you better than others. We can see if it would be better to send our emails to you on a different day or time of day as well.

Social Media Accounts: We receive this same type of information for all our social media accounts as well. These analytics aren’t intended to be intrusive or invasive, rather it helps us understand what content you like and the time of day you typically look at it! We’re also able to run experiments to see what types of posts make you want to click on through! That allows us to better tailor our communication with you.

Anything we can do to make sure you have a great experience—while still protecting our valued readers—is worth our time and attention.

How We Protect Your Information: None of the information explained above will be seen by anyone but Joy E. Rancatore and Meagan "Mea" Smith in collaboration with Logos & Mythos Press LLC and the third party services we use to track it. If you want more information about what services we use, we are happy to let you know. Before we set up our site, we spent hours researching various options and companies and spoke with many people much wiser than we are to make sure we signed up for and used the best and most reputable companies available.

We will only use your information to improve your experience on our site and to communicate with you as you have requested. We promise never to share, sell or publish your information.

As part of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect on May 25, 2018, residents of the EU have the right to request all data our site has collected on you. You also have the right to request that I delete that same information. Even if you don’t live in the EU, you are welcome to make these requests to our site. Should you have any questions, please contact us via the email address below or our contact form.

Terms & Conditions

By using this website, you agree to abide by and submit to our Copyright Notice, Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to any of these points, you should not use this website.

Any “tips” or “suggestions” Joy E. Rancatore, Meagan "Mea" Smith or another contributor to materials released through QWERTY Writing Life, in collaboration with Logos & Mythos Press LLC, may present do not guarantee writing success for you.

While we encourage parents to share our website and blog with their children, especially if they love to write or read, we urge caution. While we will never knowingly post content on our site that we would not allow our own children to see, what we deem “appropriate” may not match exactly with what you deem “appropriate.” As with anything online, we urge parents to preview our site before sharing them with their children. You should also do this before every visit. We live in a world of hackers who have the capabilities to take over websites and alter the content in the blink of an eye. We keep a close eye on our site, but crazy things can happen. We hope you wisely exercise caution for yourself and your children when it comes to browsing the internet.

Any external web links should be previewed as well. The internet changes every moment, and we cannot be responsible for a change in another site’s content.

Changes to This Copyright, Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

QWERTY Writing Life, in collaboration with Logos & Mythos Press LLC, may make changes to this Copyright Notice, Privacy Policy or Terms & Conditions at any time to keep up with changes on the site, maintain legal compliance or include the addition of new features that may affect or add to this Policy. Check here frequently for any updates.

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this Copyright Notice and Privacy Policy, as well as its Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to this Notice, Policy or Terms, please do not use our website.

Any claims you may have in regards to QWERTY Writing Life’s website will be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Louisiana.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Copyright Notice, Privacy Policy or Terms & Conditions or anything else about this website, please contact us at or via our contact form.

Last updated on May 28, 2021