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, and entrepreneur!

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 has been published in Jewish Life Magazine and his first book, co-written with Dr. Rev. Jeffrey Graves, is due for publication next month. "Hope Dealer" is a soon-to-be best seller that inspires those who struggle and feel hopeless through the stories of perseverance, recovery, and personal prosperity from the lives of its two authors.

Billy is a regular blogger who was recently featured on a global blogging site with more than 35,000 contributors and an average of 1.1 million unique monthly visitors. His blog, "How To Squeeze A Football Team Into A Sardine Can; Growing Up In Small Spaces," touched the hearts of many through a condensed telling of growing up in a large blended family.

Born with a trombone in one tiny hand and a pen in the other, Billy's passion for writing developed early in life. Professional, versatile, and creative, Billy has coined the term "Beatbusker" and labels himself as such.

"I'm a hybrid writer," Billy explained, "kind of a cross between a beat reporter and a street performer (a busker). I know all the words. You just have to put them in the right order to make them get up and dance!"

Positive, collaborative, and inspired, Billy is indeed the "Beatbusker" of the writing world.

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