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Welcome!

Maybe you’re working on your very first draft, and you feel overwhelmed with everything you don’t yet know. Maybe you’ve got eleven books published, but you’re looking to find the key to unlocking your next commercial hit. Or maybe you’re in the query trenches hoping that this book will finally be the one to grab an agent’s and editor’s attention.

Whatever stage you’re in, I’m glad you’re here.

I’ve been a teacher for most of my life. I tutored my peers in both high school and college, earned a degree in English and a single subject teaching credential, and taught high school for several years. After leaving my position as a school teacher, I coached others on marketing, sales, and customer service, before transitioning back to teaching my first love: writing.

My passion is to unlock every writer’s ability to bring their craft to the next level through workshops, critiques, resource books, and retreats.

My goal is to give you the tools to write your stories well, get publishing professionals to pay attention to those stories, and then learn how to build your brand and market your stories to readers.

My method is to break concepts down into understandable pieces, ask the questions that will spark organic solutions to your story’s needs, and provide spaces where you can connect with other writers, grow your own skills, and feel confident in your next career step.

I look forward to working with you.

C.J.