Brad Wetzler
Author, Editor, Book Coach, and Publishing Consultant


I am an award-winning writer, journalist, editor and book writing coach.

I began my career as an editor at Outside, where I conceived, developed and edited hundreds of stories by some of America’s finest journalists. I left the editing staff at Outside in 1997, and spent more than a decade working as a freelance journalist.

I traveled across America and around the world. I interviewed and wrote stories about spiritual gurus in India and Messiahs in Jerusalem. I rode the campaign bus with presidential candidates and broke bread with cult leaders. I played polo with tech billionaires in India and pounded vodka shots with Russian cosmonauts. I hiked in Jesus’ footsteps in Galilee and road-tripped across Palestine. I interviewed celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, explorers, spiritual gurus, and anarchists. 

My book, Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton. My work has been published in The New York TimesGQWiredNational Geographic AdventureMen's Journal, and Travel + Leisure, Best American Travel Writing, among others.

I had a career that most writers dream about, but it wasn’t until my late thirties that I discovered my true calling. The publishing industry had changed immensely. Digital was overtaking print. A good friend of mine committed suicide at the same time that my mother was dying of cancer. I fell into a deep depression that left me completely debilitated. I started reflecting on my life and spent five months traveling the Middle East. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for helping people tell their stories, and I started my journey as a writing coach. Today, I write, edit, and coach up-and-coming writers.  

You can read all about my personal journey my upcoming book, Walk Like the Messiah.

I enjoy coaching writers. I help them become better, more powerful writers and to write the books that are inside them. With more than two decades of experience as a professional writer, editor, teacher, and coach, I am steeped in real-world writing and publishing experience.

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I know that finding the right writing coach to guide you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why I offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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