I have wanted to be a writer since I was eight years old and realized that it was someone’s job to write the books I devoured. But I was also a practical kid and so when it came time to decide on a major and career path, I found solace in journalism school and started a career in public and media relations, helping companies and non-profits tell their stories. I loved developing messaging and determining which media avenue best reached a client’s target audience.

At some point, I stopped wanting to tell other people’s stories.

I took the plunge and dove head first into creative writing to tell the stories in my heart. I spent a lot of time making mistakes and taking some wrong turns. Every misstep led to a lesson learned. It was a lonely journey for me and one that took a lot of time.

As a side hustle, I read for a beta reading service. I loved seeing stories in their early iterations and providing feedback to writers to help them achieve their goals. I was honored to be a part of another writer’s process. The problem was, I had more to say. Beta reading didn’t allow me to dig as deep into a subject as I wanted or explore the topic with the writer once I passed along my short feedback. Beta reading is a necessary part of the process and I don’t want to take away from these services because they are wonderful, but I wanted to be more invested in these stories and these writers. I wanted to know what happened after they opened that feedback email. I had more to give.

Then I learned about book coaching. Book coaching allows me to continue writing while also helping other writers on their writing journey. A journey we can take together.

My goal as a coach is to provide the feedback and encouragement you need to keep going, to finish your manuscript, to discover your personal strengths, and provide the tools needed to shore up any weaknesses in your writing. I will be your cheerleader when needed, provide accountability, and shine a light on the path forward regardless of whether you’re just starting a draft or in the middle of a revision.

I do this work because I understand feeling stuck in my writing, doubting my own skills, feeling unsure where to go next. When you work with me, you will receive support, honest feedback, and an action plan to move your story and writing forward.

Ready to take the next step together?

About Me

I am a women’s fiction author and Author Accelerator Certified book coach.

I began my career in public relations where I worked in Washington, D.C. then Atlanta on a variety of media campaigns for clients ranging in topics from healthcare to high school sports. I started blogging in 2006 after having my first child and at the height of the mommy-blogging boom. I wrote about the challenges of transitioning from the corporate world to at-home motherhood and documented the joys and pitfalls of on-ramping and flexible work arrangements as our life evolved. I currently write women’s fiction to tell stories of ordinary women making extraordinary self-discoveries.

I am a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a proud member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. I live in central North Carolina with my husband, two teenaged boys, and ornery but adorable cat. When I’m not writing or coaching clients on their own writing you can find me reading on my porch swing or using a long walk in the woods as an excuse to catch up on my favorite podcasts.