I have been freelancing as a writer, developmental editor, and ghostwriter for nearly a decade. My novels Proof of Heaven and Proof of Angels were published in 2011 and 2014 by William Morrow/HarperCollins. I have ghostwritten for authors who have been published by Harper, Penguin Random House, and Simon and Schuster and have helped hundreds of clients edit, write, and/or publish their books on their own. Because of the nature of my work, I can't share all of the books I have ghostwritten, but I can provide samples upon request.
As an adjunct faculty member, I taught classes in writing, rhetoric, and literature.
For nearly a decade I served as an editor, writer, copywriter and project manager for an international nonprofit press. Responsibilities included, but were not limited to: acquiring, editing, researching, fact-checking, copyediting, and proofreading book manuscripts (up to 10 per season); assisting authors with the writing of their books; acquiring titles and developing new products; writing back cover copy for books edited; evaluating book queries and submissions, initiating and shepherding titling, design, and production process of each book; working with authors, freelancers, and designers throughout the book production process. As a specialist in marketing and public relations, I was also responsible for developing products and book concepts based on target demographic research, while helping marketing to create promotional material and catalog copy as well as working with designers and professional photographers for book cover shoots.
What can you learn from the most successful companies in the world? The Capital One Story will help you understand and adopt the competitive strategies, workplace culture, and daily business practices that enabled an unlikely credit card startup to revolutionize the credit industry.After twenty-five years in the credit card business, Capital One has earned its place in wallets across the world... read more
What can you learn from the most successful companies in the world? The Sephora Story will help you understand and adopt the competitive strategies, workplace culture, and daily business practices that turned the makeup retailer into a paradise for makeup enthusiasts everywhere.Sephora is a playground for women, chock full of lipstick, eyeshadows, foundations, blushes, and so much more, just w... read more
“Proof of Heaven belongs on any keeper shelf. It’s beautifully written, mesmerizing and tragic, thought-provoking, and a reaffirmation of faith….I loved this book.”—Shelley Shepard GrayProof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett is an astonishing debut—a moving, inspiring, and wise first novel that explores beautifully the meaning of family, faith, and love. The story of a mother’s unshakable belie... read more
From the critically acclaimed author of Proof of Heaven comes an unforgettable novel about hope, renewal, and the gift of angels among us—friends, family, lovers . . . and even mystical others—sure to touch your heart.Sean Magee is a firefighter—a hero who risks his own life to save others, running into dangerous situations few have the courage to dare. While fighting a horrific blaze, Sean be... read more
Become Zen with your money and alleviate your anxieties about finances and earning potential. Ken Honda—Japan’s #1 bestselling personal development guru—will help you heal your relationship with money and discover the lifestyle that will truly make you happy.Ken Honda knows that getting rich quick is no way to achieve happiness. Too often, money is a source of fear, stress, and anger, often br... read more
Compelling stories of fatherhood from the popular NPR radio show From the popular radio series This I Believe comes this touching and thought-provoking compilation of original essays on one of the most fundamental of human relationships-fatherhood. It is a relationship filled with joy and heartbreak, love and anger, lessons learned, and opportunities missed. The stories in this collection are ... read more
Three of the greatest minds in Franciscan theology, Ilia Delio, O.S.F., Franciscan Keith Douglass Warner, O.F.M., and Pamela Wood, come together to discuss one of the greatest crises of our time—the destruction of the Earth. This book takes both a theological and practical approach to developing a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Four sections highlight the distinct relationships creation... read more
How does Mary, the Mother of God, speak to the modern female experience? Does she comfort, challenge or inspire? Ginny Moyer wanted to know how women today would answer those questions, so she invited women of all ages, some cradle Catholics and some converts, some lay and some religious, to share their thoughts on Mary. In the process of collecting women's stories, Moyer learned that the answ... read more
What is compassion and how does it emerge in the human heart? What moves one to compassion? Can we learn compassion as a way of life? Can we let go of our fears to love more deeply? Compassion guides us through the life of Francis, tracing his growth from a selfish, materialistic young man to the humble, holy saint beloved by millions. With this book as your guide, you can do simple things eve... read more
The humility of God is really about God's relationship to the world and God's fidelity to the world, even when everything in the world seems to fail.—from the Introduction "Here as in her previous work, Sister Ilia builds on her outstanding command of the scholarship about the work of Bonaventure which has developed so remarkably in the twentieth century. Together with this she brings her pers... read more
We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction tha... read more
Christianity is a mysterious faith. Some of these mysteries can be described with Scripture or doctrine, but others can only be experienced. Those graced with these experiences, these intimate glimpses of God, are called mystics.Father Bodo's sensitive guidance leads us into the heart of what these mystics have expressed about God and how their insight can deepen our own experience of the divi... read more
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