I am a writing coach, ghostwriter, editor, as well as the author of twenty-four books of my own. My passion is helping writers at all levels to convey their messages through books. I have taught writing in classrooms and online, launched LinkUp (a specialized publishing company), and guided twenty-seven published authors through the steps of writing, publishing, and promoting their nonfiction books.
I am a writing coach, ghostwriter, editor, as well as the author of twenty-four books under her own name. Her passion is helping writers at all levels to convey their messages through books. To that end, I have:
• Taught Writing, Publishing, & Promoting a Nonfiction Book at the Continuing Education Division of Meramec Community College in St. Louis, Missouri (2004-2011)
• Launched LinkUp Publishing, a small publisher for new authors (2010-2014)
• Developed and mounted How to Write, Publish, & Promote a Nonfiction Book, an online course for aspiring authors (2013) and seven module-length, short courses individual aspects of the writing-publishing-promotion process (2014)
• Guided twenty-seven published authors through the steps of writing, publishing, and promoting their nonfiction books (2007-2015)
In my fifty-year career, I have as written on hundreds of topics for magazines, individuals, and organizations in both the private and public sectors. I have been a feature writer, a magazine editor, and a corporate communicator. My clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs and individuals who want to share their stories or build their businesses. My articles on all aspects of writing appear on leading article sites on the Web, including top-ranked.
What does it take to write an extraordinary nonfiction book? It takes more than a good idea and a flash of insight to write a book. Aspiring authors must also understand the publishing process, build writing skills, and develop business savvy. Write Your Book Now! A Handbook for Writers, Authors, and Self-Publishers combines three separate e-books into one definitive instructional manual on ho... read more
How to Write a Nonfiction Book: From planning to promotion in 6 simple steps ... Seventh Edition takes the mystery out of the book writing process! Here’s what you need to know:• What it takes to be an author• How to write a proposal• What, when, & how to write• Who can help you• What production includes• What your publishing options are• How to reach your readers• What else you should readThe... read more
The Savvy Ghostwriter: Secrets of an Invisible Author clarifies what it takes to be a ghostwriter, what a ghostwriter writes, the questions to ask before signing an agreement, as well what a he or she needs to know about contracts, budgets, writing style, ethics, legal requirements, personalities, research, scheduling, organization, working with other freelancers, and getting fired. A ghostwri... read more
Is the freelance life for you? If you think you want to go solo, you need to know: • What it takes to make it as a freelance writer—the strengths, skills, and characteristics that are necessary for success. • How to carve out your niche as a freelance writer—choosing between trying to “do it all” and becoming known for a particular area of expertise • How to play the many roles of a freelance ... read more
Words to Live By: Reflections on the Writing Life from a 40-Year Veteran has a dual meaning: how the author earns her living and the lessons she has learned along the way about life. This is a memoir of a remarkable career that began with little more than a vague dream—to write—and proved that with a little talent and a lot of determination one can achieve any goal, no matter how improbable.
Writing a book is more than a creative endeavor. If your purpose as an author is to share your book with readers, you are also in business, which requires an entirely different set of skills. Authors take the leap into full-time book writing many reasons. You may be tired of working at a regular job and writing on the side, or at the other end of the spectrum, perhaps you have done fairly well... read more
There is a logical progression from meeting someone for the first time, whether by intention or by chance, to turning that contact into a deeper connection that leads to collaborating on something you both care about. Ideally, that collaboration generates the powerful state of synergy. The purpose of this book is to guide you through the process and introduce you to many generous professionals... read more
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I specialise in long-form content such as books, ebooks, and training products. I particularly enjoy memoirs and business titles.
I'm a writer and ghostwriter with more than 25 years experience in non-fiction at The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue, and Town & Country.