I LOVE HELPING WRITERS MAKE ORDER OUT OF CHAOS
I'M A COACH
What is your favorite part of the coaching process?
Helping a writer accomplish his or her goals.
What's your coaching style like?
I try to help and guide writers, not just tell them what to do.
What genres do you love to edit?
I enjoy anything that has some meat to it (serious, funny, or in between).
What do you love most about editing?
Helping writers make order out of chaos.
Who's your ideal writer match? What are you looking for in a coaching client?
Someone who appreciates the help a coach can provide and is willing to use that help.
What was the moment when you felt like a real book coach?
Probably the first time a writer acknowledged how valuable editors and coaches can be.
What's been your greatest achievement in coaching so far?
Anytime a writer acknowledges how helpful a coach can be.
How did you hear about Author Accelerator?
IN MY DOWNTIME...
What's your favorite word?
What genres do you love to read?
"Substantive" fiction, historical fiction, some nonfiction, some memoir, some mystery and suspense
What are five of your favorite books?
- The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald)
- The Last Days of Dogtown (Anita Diamant)
- Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier)
- The Opposite of Fate (Amy Tan)
- Emily, Alone (Steward O'Nan)
Who are five of your favorite authors?
- Amy Tan
- Chaim Potok
- Jasper Fforde
- Catherine O'Flynn
- Penelope Fitzgerald
If you could meet any author, who would it be and why?
Amy Tan. Her life story is as interesting as her novels, and she seems like she'd be a cool person to talk to.
What are you most excited about right now?
I've had a few new things start in the last few months, and I'm enjoying the learning process with all of them.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I thought I wanted to be a lot of different things, but reading is what I loved best. So I have two degrees in English Literature and became a technical writer and then an editor.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I read, I work on the computer, I go to music rehearsals, I do crossword puzzles.