Hi there! I’m a book-loving, chocolate-eating, stuffed animal-hugging, people-craving gal who cannot imagine a life without books. I started writing when I was five years old, read my first “adult” level novel when I was nine and I’ve written and published thirteen books.
In 2003 I served as the Marketing Director for a vanity publishing company that featured a traditional publishing arm. I learned the ins and outs of vanity, subsidy and traditional publishing – what to look for, what to avoid and most importantly, how to make sure authors don’t get ripped off. I also published two of my own books in less than a year.
When I left that company, my husband and I co-founded Imagine! Studios, LLC, an art and media production company. We began publishing authors’ books under our own label, and I published another book of my own. After a relocation we sold that part of our business to another capable publisher and I began my current role as a publishing consultant.
In 2009 I wrote my fourth book in 3 1/2 days (click here to find out how). In 2011 I wrote and published 21 Ways to Write and Publish Your Non-Fiction Book and 21 Ways to Powerfully Network Your Business, the first books in a large series of “no fluff”, to-the-point guidebooks. In 2012 I opened the “21 Ways” series to other authors through my company’s traditional publishing arm and published my own third book for the series, 21 Ways to Be a Kid Again & Get Adult Results. Over the past few years I’ve dedicated myself to building a professional writing and publishing team to help create my authors’ success.
My exclusive done-for-you independent publishing program, “I am Published!“, is the best selling of its kind. Since 2003, I have started over 45 publishing companies and published over 133 books and e-books. Several first-time authors I’ve helped independently publish have been traditionally published (with an advance!) as a direct result of going through my program.
Currently I’m a highly sought-after publishing authority, independent publishing consultant who loves starting publishing companies for entrepreneurs, an award-winning international speaker and the Executive Director of the ServEntrepreneur Foundation. I regularly speak on topics such as How to Write, Publish & Market Your Book in 90 Days to How and How to Write & Publish a Book that Brings You Business. I’ve spoken in Anaheim, CA, London, England, Orlando, FL, Winston-Salem, NC, Atlanta, GA, Hartford, CT and many points in-between. I’m available for virtual and live events and I’m really good at coming in last notice.
My favorite thing in the world is to see YOU hug your book for the very first time!
That is, next to chocolate for breakfast.
Contact me for questions about publishing, or if you want to get together to have chocolate (any time of the day).