I'm a novelist, a teacher, and a 1+1 writing coach.


I help writers reach their goals, whether that means starting or finishing a book, publishing stories, landing an agent, or busting through writer's block. Together, we fine tune pages, draw out strengths, and build the mindset and momentum it takes to get results.


Writing Advice

I tackle topics like whether or not you should get an MFA, how to survive rejection, the top eight reasons I do not think you should self publish, and a few reasons why maybe you should.

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My Book

Love Me Anyway

"A darkly funny, compulsively readable debut novel about two young flight attendants coming of age at 35,000 feet." - St. Martin's Press, 2013



Your Book

What is your dream? What's getting in your way? I've been a gatekeeper (gasp!), a grad-level writing instructor, and a once-struggling novelist, so I have felt your pain. Now I'm here for you with professional feedback and support.

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What I believe


I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to death of all the extremist rhetoric about publishing.

The defeatists need to get a grip. People still read. Publishers are still acquiring books. Authors are selling directly to readers, too. 

But those chipper snake oil peddlers? Equally toxic. If someone tells you writing and publishing a book is easy, either they've never done it, or they're selling you something (follow my simple 1-2-3 formula and you’ll be rolling in cash!). These people aren't writers. They're marketers.

Here's what I think. We don't just want to write books. We want to write good books. We don't just want to make a buck. We want to lead fulfilling writers’ lives.

I'm on a mission to help writers build just that.

For more of my thoughts on craft and mindset – what I know works and what I’m still learning – check out my writing advice or sign up for my free newsletter.