The first thing you should know about me and what I do is that it’s not about me. It’s about you and what you want to do. It’s about us and what we do to serve others—because, when all is said and done, it’s about the reader.

An essentialist and proponent of work-life integration, I believe that writing and editing are a way of life, the deliberate refinement of thought and action that results in contributing at our highest level.

To that end, I am a process-driven, results-oriented developmental editor, book collaborator, and ghostwriter who works with ambitious clients, literary agents, and publishers within the traditional and indie publishing industry.

Big 5 Publishing Contracts

Etaf Rum's A Woman Is No Man (formerly titled The Place an Arrow Shoots From) acquired by HarperCollins in a six-figure, world-rights book deal (coming spring 2019)

Small Press Contracts*

She Writes Press The Business of Being: Soul Purpose in and out of the Workplace by Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Book Awards & Author Recognition

BuzzFeed's 5 Books to Feed Your Soul List The Business of Being: Soul Purpose in and out of the Workplace by Laurie Buchanan, PhD (alongside Oprah Winfrey and NYT best-selling authors Brené Brown, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Kate Bowler)

IndieReader Discovery Award Best First Book, Nonfiction Mind To Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments by Heather Sears

Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner, The Crystal Coast series by Chrissy Lessey

Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Metal Mind To Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments by Heather Sears

International Book Awards Finalist The Business of Being: Soul Purpose in and out of the Workplace by Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Top 12 Spirited Woman Book Pick List The Business of Being: Soul Purpose in and out of the Workplace by Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Maxy Awards Best Fiction Winner Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

New England Book Festival Winner Mind To Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments by Heather Sears

First Novel Prize Short List (international contest), The Second Son by Susan Hatch

Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Semi-finalist, The Second Son by Susan Hatch

Best Book Awards Finalist Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

Nonfiction Authors Book Award Gold Winner, Clarkston's Curse by Ann Margaret Johns

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017 Finalist, The Crystal Coast Series by Chrissy Lessey

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I’m interested in commercially viable transformative nonfiction, memoir, and literary and upmarket fiction.

Topics and Genres

  • self-help
  • business
  • grit/southern lit
  • travel and culture
  • health and wellness
  • addiction and recovery
  • ethics, equality, and social justice
  • plant-based nutrition and evidence-based medicine

My Published Work

My own creative nonfiction essays, business, and general nonfiction have been published in IDAHOmagazine, Idaho Business Review, and Unbound Northwest.

 

*not a comprehensive list