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 more books than I can count. (Seriously… I lost count!)
Oh yeah, and in May 2015 I’ll be a black belt in karate. So yep, I’m a real ninja.
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, 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 next role as a publishing consultant.
In 2009 I wrote my fourth book in 3 1/2 days. 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 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. In 2013 I wrote and published 18 Kindle books in 18 weeks, including 16 titles in my Author’s Quick Guide series. I’m dedicated to fight like a ninja to create books that bring you business!
Since 2003, I have started over 50 publishing companies and published over 200 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 exclusive (now retired), I am Published! program.
Currently I’m a highly sought-after publishing authority (aka: The Book Ninja), independent publishing consultant who loves starting publishing companies for entrepreneurs, an award-winning international speaker, multi-best-selling author 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, Daytona, FL, Toronto, Ontario and many points in-between. I’m available for virtual and live events and I’m really good at coming in last notice and covering for cancellations.
My favorite thing in the world is to see YOU get business from your book!
That is, next to eating chocolate for breakfast.
Contact me for questions about publishing, or if you want to get together to have chocolate (any time of the day).