My name is Stephen, and I am a freelance writer, storyteller, ghostwriter, and collaborator. I love coming alongside genuine, authentic people and helping them share their stories and ideas in a compelling way. My schedule as a freelancer allows me to dive into projects fully and immediately to best serve my clients. I've collaborated or ghostwritten nearly a dozen books, including books with NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Kordell Stewart, Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, and former ESPN producer Jason Romano. My first book in my own voice will be released November 2018. I've worked with a number of traditional publishers including Thomas Nelson, Worthy, and Morgan James along with hybrid publishers like The Core Media Group, which I helped launch. I'm a coffee snob and craft beer enthusiast. My dog, Bailee, keeps this freelance writer sane.
Come alongside people and help them to share their stories or ideas in a compelling way.
Developed a space for authors in the sports and entertainment industry to share their story and take control of the publishing process; Helped the company to get off the ground by assisting in developing its infrastructure (vision, business model, website, marketing materials, etc.); Continued to work with clients through ghostwriting and collaborating.
Wrote feature stories for the magazine and a back-page column every issue; Served as the editor of Sports Spectrum's new digital magazine and associate editor of the print magazine; Marketed Sports Spectrum through its website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
In Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell's new book, Hatchell walks readers through her bout with acute myeloid leukemia at age 61, one of the most serious forms of cancer for a woman of her age. Throughout the book, Hatchell discusses the factors that helped her remain positive and continue to fight, no matter what unfolded in her treatments. Her story challenges readers to ex... read more
In Live to Forgive, former ESPN producer Jason Romano walks readers through his personal journey of forgiving his alcoholic father. Through sharing his own story, Romano invites readers to enter into their own messy journeys of forgiveness-to fully feel their pain, evaluate their pain, transform their pain, and ultimately forgive those who caused their pain. The only route to freedom and peace... read more
One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick's stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete's life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aide... read more
In former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart's highly anticipated book, Truth: The Kordell Stewart Story, Stewart opens up about his often-discussed personal life, the thrills and challenges that he experienced in his football career, and the lessons he learned through the highs and lows of his journey. Though Stewart's life has involved pain and frustration, he chooses to see the... read more
Steve and Lorri Zeller (parents of Luke, Tyler, and Cody Zeller) provide an inside look at the principles they implemented in their household, and share transparent and entertaining anecdotes about their parenting journey. Luke, Tyler, and Cody each finished at the top of their high school class, won Indiana's coveted Mr. Basketball award, played NCAA Division I basketball, and earned a contra... read more
Former University of Alabama football player Taylor Morton documents his journey through the mountains of pain in his life -- from dealing with the death of his brother, to being diagnosed with cancer, to being forced to walk away from football -- and the hope that helped him carry the sorrows that he could not understand. Though pain in this life is inevitable, it's real and it hurts; and the... read more
The Jersey Effect takes a look into the hearts and minds of athletes who achieved Super Bowl success and examines the battles they faced. It presents the stories of champions who desired to reflect glory back to God by using their "jersey" and the platform God had given them to make a positive difference in the world. Even so, sometimes their great intentions were hijacked by pride, materialis... read more
What would happen if you began living in the acceptance of being loved by God? Despite your past. Despite your shortcomings. Despite all of the things you might be currently striving to achieve. What if you were already whole? More than a decade after Baylor University's men's basketball program fell to pieces, former college basketball coach Dave Bliss opens up about his personal journey from... read more
In former NFL football player and Super Bowl XII runner-up Randy Rich's new book, Nothing Wasted: Learning to Believe You Are Enough in a World of Labels, Rich walks readers through his personal journey of attempting to compensate for his deep-seated insecurities, the mistakes his lack of awareness led to, and his spiritual awakening to a God of love and grace. As he journeys inward and evalua... read more
In Where the Colors Blend, Stephen Copeland's self-discovery and God-discovery is told over a period of six years in the context of an annual retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roanoke, Virginia, where an obscure, forty-year-old church softball tournament takes place each summer to raise funds for mission work in Paraguay. In stepping into these stories, and sharing them with the reader, S... read more
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I've written some 150 history, military history, business, leadership, and biographical books and have ghosted or edited many more.
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