I'm a longtime journalist with solid experience in many forms of writing, including blogs, books, copywriting, ghostwriting, and magazine pieces short and long. I also teach writing and coach authors.
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The power of story–the ways in which story can make, define, sink, or free us–is a thread that runs through all my writing and teaching. I believe that telling our stories helps us live with more compassion, courage, impact, connectedness, and love. I help people mine their inner stories and get them down on the page. I help them hone their stories into powerful masterpieces.
I am a published author and storyteller. My stories have been published in The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, Newsweek, GQ, Wired, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Adventure, the Best American Travel Writing series, Men's Journal, George, and Outside, where I was a senior editor. My book, Real Mosquitoes Don't Eat Meat was published by W.W. Norton's Countryman Press. I have a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. I have taught writing at The College of Santa Fe, Colorado Writing School, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, The Book Project, among other venues. I am currently writing a travel memoir about the Middle East.
I am an editor, book coach, and publishing consultant. I offer skilled, thorough developmental editing services and life-changing coaching in all writing and publishing matters. I can help you write your book or guide you through the process of writing a book proposal. I coach aspiring writers working in all genres and guide my clients in all aspects of the writing process. I help people become published authors. I have deep experience and a proven track record. I have taught thousands of people to become better storytellers and to realize their dreams of becoming authors.
and helping people tell stories–is my skill and passion.
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I have been editing and coaching writers for two decades.
Write Your Story.
You have a story to tell, but you are overwhelmed by the process of writing a book.
I can help you navigate the writing process, organize your stories into a compelling book concept, edit your writing and coach you through the process of getting our stories out into the world. Schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation here to discuss your story and how I might be able to help.
Publish Your Book.
You have a great book concept, but you are struggling to get it published.
I can help you create a smart book proposal, navigate the publishing industry, find an agent who will be interested in your book, and help you strategically approach publishers. Schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation here to discuss how I can help you get published.