You can ask me just about anything about how the industry works, from how to pitch an agent, how to work with your publisher, how to make an e-book, or how to market a book effectively. I've been an editor, publisher, marketer, salesperson, book producer, web designer, and coach.
I started out wanting to be an architect, but my education led me into publishing instead. My first job was as an editor at Progressive Architecture magazine, where I learned that I liked writing about architecture even more than I liked drawing. I was the editor of the original The Not So Big House book at the Taunton Press, and the 10th Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards at John Wiley & Sons. Unless you're an architect, those probably won't mean much to you. Now I write novels featuring architects.
I love technology too, and I've always been an early adopter. At Wiley I made CD-ROMs in the 1990s, which made me a digital publishing pioneer. In 2004, I learned about Print-on-Demand technology and founded the Plain White Press, which published books and card decks for busy women. I founded it as an anti-digital company that produced both books and card deck kits. The Press had national distribution and won several awards before I sold it to Fox Chapel Publishing in 2010.
Since that time, I've been helping authors with their publishing businesses, including websites and online platform creation and development. Most recently I did this in-house as Director of Digital Rights at Writers House, a literary agency.
Now I'm ready to help you build your writing and publishing business.