Billy Soden

Writer, Hope Dealer, and Consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Billy Soden

Writer, Hope Dealer, and Consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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When you grow up in a family of 11 kids, you learn that a witty comeback and a quick smile will get you noticed. My mom used to stare at me and wonder how she ever ended up with the square peg in a round hole, but I’ve found my niche several times as a musician, a teacher, a community educator, and now, as a hope dealer, freelance writer, entrepreneur, and Special Events Manager forSun and Sky Entertainment, Inc./Ethan Bortnick,

A freelance writer with over 25 years of experience on the beat in more ways than one. From a writing hobbyist to a professional communicator of the written word, this former music teacher and community educator combine a creative, persuasive touch to nuance any niche.

"I am a survivor of writing education curriculum and policy, grant writing for the fine arts, marketing copy for quarterly community events and classes, and successfully transitioned from paper post-it notes to on-screen post-it notes." ~ Billy Soden

Billy published his first book, "U Be U," in April 2017. U Be U is whimsical wisdom set to simple rhyme and stunning images from around the world. It’s a cool, sometimes cute and sometimes witty message that reminds us all to be yourself! Are there bumps along the way? Of course! At the end of the day, be they mounds or mountains, you are the one who gets to decide who the you that is you, truly are. Wherever you go, and in all that you do, a most valuable life lesson is for you to be you. U Be U!

Early in 2017, Billy was contracted as a freelance feature writer/reporter for NTD television, the world's largest international television and social media company with a viewership of 55 million individual readers/watchers, and growing.

Interviewing, writing, and reporting for The Epoch Times division, Billy contributes daily to ET's mission to be an independent voice in print and on the web. ET reports news responsibly and truthfully so that readers can improve their own lives and increase their understanding and respect for their neighbors, next door and around the globe.

The "ET approach," at it's core, is in the compelling and relatable authenticity of their content. It suits Soden like a glove and he is proud to contribute real-life stories that uphold ET's belief in universal human values, rights, and freedoms in all that we do.

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  • Work
    • Entrepreneur
  • Education
    • St. Olaf College
    • St. Cloud State University