Ghostwriter and Editor
I harnessed my corporate background and MBA to launch my ghostwriting and editing business in 2008, working with business owners, medical professionals, and nonfiction authors to help them reach wider audiences with books, periodicals, and marketing messages.
I work with authors ghostwriting or editing their books, and often consult on their book-launch strategies. Business clients hire me for content-marketing initiatives, including periodicals, email campaigns, and marketing copy.
The Arts & Science Council has generously supported my literary career with three grants to write a historical novel set in the late 1960s, a travel essay collection, and a nonfiction book on the Ohio River region’s racial legacy.
Businesses and community organizations hire me to speak about facing fear and harnessing that energy for personal growth. Why? Because I have so much material from my travels to draw upon. I’ve survived punishing weather, distracted drivers, a stolen wallet, running out of gas, and having trouble finding a safe place to sleep at night.
I’ve always been a reader and a traveler. I learned to read before starting school and had a sneaky trick during math class of reading the horse books I’d hidden on my lap. Yes, I was a horsey girl then and now—my office features a painting of my favorite horse books from childhood.
My bi-coastal family spent many hot summers in the Vista Cruiser station wagon back in the days when Route 66 was still fully maintained, and air conditioning was a major feature in billboard advertising. Of course, I spent most of those journeys reading, but I also became a keen observer of the changing landscape, flora, and fauna. Long-distance motorcycling came naturally to me in 2010. Since then, I’ve traveled the lower 48 states, four Canadian provinces, and five European countries on motorcycle.
Today, I live with my family in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m an active member of both the motorcycle and literary communities in the Southeast and Appalachia. The Arts & Science Council has generously supported my literary career with three grants to write a historical novel set in the late 1960s, a travel essay collection, and a nonfiction book on the Ohio River region’s racial legacy.