I am a writer and one of only nineteen Certified Story Grid Editors worldwide.
I am committed to supporting writers in their art and craft.
I’ve worked with award winning authors but my greatest joy is working with writers navigating the process of writing, conquering resistance, and completing their projects in reasonable time frames.
While I focus on using the Story Grid methods in structural, content, and developmental editing, the process works for genre and literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and memoir-novel hybrids. I am interested in how genres can stretch, like taffy, to mix and cut into their final form.
Before I committed myself to writing and editing full time, I served as the executive director of a national writing community and founded an elementary school in Portland, OR. I earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Goddard College in Psychology and Counseling. I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Graduate Writing Program on merit scholarship and received post-graduate certificates in Advanced Grant Writing and Community Development.
I am currently on contract and writing a Story Grid study guide for Black Irish Books and am completing the second draft of a novel based in memoir, White Grrrl, Black Sheep.
You can read my blog posts in the Fundamental Fridays series at The Story Grid.