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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My Philosophy:

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.

My Experience:

I am a published author and storyteller. My stories have been published in The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, NewsweekGQ, 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.

My Services:

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.



Telling stories–

and helping people tell stories–is my skill and passion. 

Work With Me

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.