A writer, editor, &
committed to evolving ourselves through story.
I became a fiction writer in college when my journalism professor assigned the class to find a newsbeat on campus. Instead of tracking down real-life interviews, I lounged under a shade tree and invented characters. He praised my story in class the next day; I never confessed.
At my desk, I write fiction & non-fiction meant to engage and inspire you to live the life you want. I also ghostwrite and edit novels, memoirs, and transformational books for entrepreneurs and authors.
They say I capture their individual personalities perfectly, am organized, "knows her sh*t" and is firm love in the process. I say they are incredibly daring and inspiring for being audacious, vulnerable writers telling their stories.
As an escape from the cold, I now spend much of my writing time on a Caribbean island with a loving husband and an array of insects. I travel often, in planes and inside my head.
The Elegant Out, my debut novel, placed as a finalist in the 2017 Faulkner–Wisdom Competition and is due out in April 2019.
"I want to write a book,"
I repeated for many years.
The first thing someone tells me when they learn I’m an author-writer-editor-ghostwriter is: “I want to write a book.”
Of course, I get excited because I've been there myself, and I know the amazing transformational process it would be for them to follow through.
“What is your story?” I’ll ask. They tell me the nuances, the loss, the love. They often don’t see the plot points yet, but I do.
Then they ask the concern that is always underneath...
"Is my story good enough?"
I say, we all have a beautiful story.
Your life journey is unique and what’s happened to you are gems, for better or worse. Words are your chisel. So please write away, because:
Yes, someone will be touched by your book.
Yes, it does take crafting the words for an entertaining read.
Yes, your book is not for everyone, but...
You will be changed, and
Your readers will be changed.
YES. Your story matters!
We all struggle with our stories and our worth.
Like yours, my own writing journey wasn't linear.
It began as a five-year-old with a tennis racquet in hand.
No matter our narrative arcs, our stories are potent, powerful, and beautiful. Reclaim Your Voice.
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