Hi, I’m Tiffany. I’m a novelist, editor, and writing mentor who helps aspiring novelists and memoirists go pro. I love it when I help a client find what’s amazing about his or her story and develop the courage and the skill to confidently share it with the world.
While you’re here, take a peek at my novel, Love Me Anyway, or read my thoughts on writing, including FAQs, things I’ve learned in 15 years in the publishing industry, and things I’m still working on. 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.
Where are you on your writing journey?
If you’re an aspiring novelist or memoirist, check out the free resources below.
You CAN finish your novel!
In this 13-page workbook, I'll help you create your own personalized plan for overcoming inevitable roadblocks and reaching "The End."
In this 14-page workbook, I'll help you create your own personalized plan for overcoming inevitable roadblocks and reaching "The End."
Let's fix your novel's opening.
This free (super thorough) guide + workbook will show you the simple mistakes sabotaging most opening pages. They're not what you think! I'll also teach you how to fix your first pages in no time.
Learn the simple mistakes sabotaging most opening pages. They're not what you think! I'll also teach you how to fix your first pages in no time.
Get videos, screen shares, worksheets, and cheat sheets and learn the exact strategy I use to help my clients find their dream agents.
About Me: The Official Bio
I’m a former flight attendant with a BA from UCLA and an MFA from UC Riverside. My debut novel, Love Me Anyway,was published by St. Martin’s Press, and my short fiction and personal essays have appeared in such places as The New York Times, The Potomac Review, StoryQuarterly, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” I have also worked as travel editor at Maggie Award-winning Coastmagazine and as a freelance journalist for publications that include the Los Angeles Times, Sunset,CNN.com, GQ.com, and National Geographic Traveler. I’m a private editor and writing mentor and have taught creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and Rutgers University.
“A fascinating snapshot of an industry seldom explored in fiction.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“The chapters that describe the work conditions and requirements of the service end of flying will have readers laughing out loud. The chapters that delve into the painful past experiences of the two young women who took to the skies to find happier futures will draw tears.” —Kirkus
“Hawk writes about her former profession with love and a wonderful sense of solidarity. Love Me Anyway is one of those rare books that make us look and actually see an entire group of people for the first time.” —The Rumpus
"Love Me Anyway is an unexpectedly haunting look at loneliness, the struggle for love, belonging and independence…”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
"A dark, funny, beautifully written debut about two lonely women who take to the skies to find independence, and maybe themselves, in the process." —Julie Buxbaum, author of The Opposite of Love
"Love Me Anyway knocked me out. I wasn't prepared for the emotional depth and unsparing candor Hawk brings to her poignant debut novel." —Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of I Couldn't Love You More