Michele Orwin

Michele Orwin – Editor

In addition to being a book coach, I'm also an author, editor, publisher, teacher. I've had two novels published.


I'm a book coach with more than 25 years of experience. I love working with authors of novels and memoirs. I am also an Author Accelerator Certified Advanced Book Coach. Most of my recent experience has been working with writers on memoirs, historical and contemporary novels. I can't promise you'll find an agent or a publisher, although many of the writers I've worked with have found both. But I can promise I'll work with you until you've completed a draft you're happy with.
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  • Advanced Certified Book Coach from Author Accelerator

Work experience


Nov, 2012 — Present

I started Bacon Press Books as a small, independent press to help authors re-issue their already published titles in paperback and eBook. We have also published some original fiction and nonfiction.


Jan, 1988 — Present

After my first novel, Waiting for Next Week, was published by Henry Holt & Co., I began teaching college writing and conducting creative writing workshops at colleges, universities, and writers centers. I've been working with authors for more than 25 years as a developmental editor and a book coach. For the past two years, I have been an advanced certified book coach at Author Accelerator working mostly with novelists and memoirists. I am now starting my own book coaching company. I also have a small press, Bacon Press Books, dedicated to re-issuing books in paperback and digital that have already been published in hardcover. I have had two novels published, one under a pen name; several short stories, and award-winning speeches and articles. Many of the authors I've worked with have gone on to publish their books.


"Identity Thief is an audacious and cleverly plotted, intriguing mystery that opens up new layers of deceit at every turn, like an endless trove of Russian nesting boxes, with one surprising twist after another." Paul D. Marks, Shamus Award-winning author, Whi... read more
“Each story is a minor masterpiece of the writer's craft.” Midwest Book Review In these twelve stories, you’ll meet a remarkable cast of complex, quirky characters tangled up in the limits they’ve put on their lives. Driven by love or loneliness, like the man ... read more
2014 Eric Hoffer Award for Business Books Winner Looking for work? Changing careers? Discover the smart way to search.Ellis Chase, one of Manhattan’s top career management consultants and executive coaches, brings his 25-plus years of experience and expertise ... read more

Maureen Brady

After years of living in an abusive marriage, one day Cookie Wagner snaps. She stabs her drunken husband and leaves him dying on the kitchen floor. She flees to remote Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she takes on a new name and starts a new life. For a moment,... read more
Sigga of Reykjavik

Solveig Eggerz

"A rebel for our time"Meet Sigga, a spirited young woman who flees the abusive conditions on an Icelandic farm, only to face grinding poverty in Depression-era Reykjavik. Her struggle for independence runs parallel to Iceland’s quest for freedom from Danish do... read more
The twelve stories in Kate Blackwell’s debut collection illuminate the lives of men and women who appear as unremarkable as your next-door-neighbor until their lives explode quietly on the page. Her wry, often darkly funny voice describes the repressed undersi... read more

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