About Us

A Better Today Magazine is dedicated to publishing and creating media that empowers, inspires, and educates. 
We focus on personal growth, development, and education. We post stories, essays, inspirational quotes, poetry, and articles that inform and inspire. Welcome to the new generation of inspirational media.


Meet our contributors:

Stephanie Kay
Founder / Editor
Stephanie is President of A Better Today Media & Publishing. She's a Social Media Director, Media & Events Coordinator, Social Media Consultant and Producer. She enjoys volunteering with children and adults with disabilities, and providing music therapy for residents in nursing homes.
Karishma R.K
Karishma R.K writes under the pseudonym of Phoenix Mode. She holds a degree in Law and describes herself as a lover of words, books, and animals. Karishma believes writers put a fragment of their soul in all that they write; bleeding their hearts and minds onto paper. Writing is something she started later in life, but doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.
Araceli M. Ream
Music Editor
Araceli has a background in music education and rediscovered her love for poetry after meeting her muse. A resident of Alabama, she divides her free time between her family and her writing. Her poems are listed under the name A.M. Ream on the social media sites she manages.
Tony Curl
Tony has been a successful corporate leader for 30 years. He now works alongside leaders in Australia to maintain clarity on their vision and purpose, and helps map their way around their roadblocks and obstacles. Unless you take action on your goals, they remain a dream.
Liz Newman
Liz Newman is a blogger and a poet who writes primarily about life, love, and relationships. She wants to help people find the comfort in their circumstance and the beauty in the chaos of their every day lives. You can almost always find her with a book in her hand. Her other loves include, family, fitness, and her fur-babies.
N.R. Hart
N.R. Hart started writing poetry at a young age and used her poetry as a way to express her innermost thoughts and emotions. A true romantic at heart, she writes feelings of love, hope, passion, despair, vulnerability and romance in her poetry. She was excited to publish her first poetry book “poetry and pearls” romantic poetry volume 1 by N.R. Hart in December 2015, which is currently available on Amazon. N.R. Hart is currently working on volume 2 of "Poetry and Pearls" to be released in early winter. She is also very excited to announce she will be working on children's book of poetry. All N.R. Hart's books will be available for purchase through Amazon
B Barnes
B Barnes has a Bachelors in Health Administration. She is a wife and mother of 2 children. She is passionate about caring for others and making a difference. She believes that we create our own success and believes that if you put your mind to something you will surprise yourself.
Callum Gibson
Callum is a passionate writer currently writing his first Teen Fiction novel and continuously expanding on his blogging experience through his personal website. Since developing his passion in his early high school years, Callum has greatly enjoyed the experiences and lessons writing has brought about and looks forward to what it has in store for him in the future.
Melody Lee
Melody is a writer and poet with a background in English Literature and degree in marketing and management. She worked for years as a paralegal in a busy law firm, managed a department store, and managed a multi-million dollar business. She is an avid reader, power-walker, foodie and collector of adventures. Melody's 5-star debut book of poetry and prose, Moon Gypsy, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository and other booksellers. Her second poetry book, Vine, is expected to release summer of 2018.
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Dena Daigle
Much like her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, the story of Dena Daigle is truly one of survival. Her words are a testament for those with the strength to persevere, that the beginning of a story will not define its end. Dena was born to be a writer. There is no question about it. She is a woman with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a burning desire for life. She writes with a warrior’s heart and a lover’s passion. As the ink begins to flow, she becomes one with the universe, spilling from her soul the pains of an inner child lost in the wilderness of an unforgiving world, and the joys of a woman embracing her Goddess within. Dena Daigle is a powerful voice booming from her poetic words in a society that has long tried to silence women like her. She knows these truths and has made it her mission to share them with the world…one sentence at a time. – Clyde Hurlston
Jessica Niziolek
Jessica is a writer and founder of the blog, The Abler. She's a disability advocate and freelance writer for several platforms. She's also a poet, and aspiring YA novelist.
Rebecca Schultz
Rebecca Lynn Schultz is a freelance writer and poet from Chicago, Illinois. She holds a bachelors degree in education, and had the privilege of teaching English, Literature, and Journalism. Although she enjoyed the academic atmosphere, the love for both creative and nonfictional writing moved her out of the classroom. Writing has always been her passion and artistic outlet. Her poetry can be poignant, with a focus on relationships and a compassion for humanity. Her most important job is being a mother of three and she can always be found with a book or pencil on hand. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Ashourina Yalda
Ashourina’s love for writing started from a young age, always being one to doodle words on school books and paying most of her attention to her English teachers. She has a background in law and dispute resolution but spends her nights writing when she has spare time, in between playing Mum to 4 kids. What inspires her to write is the desire to send out hope and love into the world. She finds inspiration to be one of the main things we need in our daily lives, and of course, coffee too. Ash spent her whole life in Australia and made the leap 4 years ago to the U.S!
Alexa Black
Alexa Black is a writer and amateur poet, mother of two beautiful babes, and a wife. She enjoys reading books about empowering women to stand up for themselves and Sci-Fi. Loves nature and sunflowers, Game of Thrones, and a coffee addict. Currently working on her first book of poetry for all to enjoy.
Sarah Dowell
Sarah grew up with a passion for writing that's been a huge part of her life since a young age. She is a freelance writer and Social Media Manager living in Kansas City, MO. She enjoys reading everything from poetry to self-help to fantasy and all kinds of fiction. She's done some poetry writing, some YA fiction writing, and horror writing. She can get lost in writing or reading for hours at a time and can just disappear into what feels like another, beautiful world.



Guest contributors:

John Mark Green
Word alchemy. Feeling dispensary.
Jamie Sorenson
Jamie Sorenson is a freelance writer with a Masters in Communications from Quinnipiac. An aspiring screenplay writer, Jamie freelances for many media outlets.
Stacie Hammond
Stacie Hammond loves serving her community as a public librarian, which she’s done faithfully for the past ten years. But her passion lies in writing. A long-time intermittent blogger, Ana J. Awakens is her first published book.
Hazel Jane
Hazel Jane is a freelance writer, university student, and an avid reader. She has a passion for writing, skiing, and traveling the world.
Tylia Flores
Tylia Flores is a 22-year-old born with cerebral palsy. Although her condition has affected her mobility, it has never affected her will and determination to make a difference in the world. Through her many life challenges and obstacles, she discovered her passion for writing. Tylia’s goal in life is to share her stories with the world. In doing so, she hopes to help others with disabilities realize that they, too, have the potential to make their dreams come true.