I’m Certified to Coach Memoir!

Last year, I became a certified book coach in fiction. Over the last several months, I’ve been studying hard, and in March, I took a pretty intense certification test in memoir. On March 20th, I got the news that I passed! I’m now certified to coach both fiction and memoir. […]

“Trees” Published in New American Studies Journal

My short story “Trees” was published today in a special issue of the New American Studies Journal on women and work in the nineteenth century. This is an abridged version of the story that won ScreenCraft’s 2023 Cinematic Short Story Competition and is one of the stories in the collection […]

I Started a Free Substack: My California

I started a free Substack newsletter! It’s called ​My California​. I’m writing about California history, sharing personal anecdotes about growing up in California, and exploring other things I’m interested in—so far, this has meant ghosts and grizzly bears, earthquakes and elephant seals. I’ve got lots of little-known-facts coming up, too! […]

Interview in Book Coach Success Stories

I started entering cinematic prose competitions last year. For me, it was an outside-the-box way to show potential literary agents that my unpublished novel has commercial potential. I recently talked with about my two writing contest wins, my advice for writers entering contests, the next steps for my book […]

I Started a Newsletter

Hi everyone! I started my writing blog The Write Stuff over at my book coaching website a little over 18 months ago, and now I’ve started a little newsletter for readers and writers. You can subscribe and have it delivered to your email inbox every other Thursday morning. Conventional wisdom […]

“Trees” Is Being Published!

My short story “Trees” is having a really good week! Last Thursday, it was the grand prize winner in ScreenCraft’s 2023 Cinematic Short Story Competition. Before that, it was among the 50 pages of my unpublished novel that helped it become the book winner of Launch Pad’s 6th Annual Prose […]