I’ve always loved books. My dad taught me to read at the age of three (to the dismay of my Waldorf kindergarten teachers) and so began a life-long love affair with the written word. I can spend hours lost between the shelves of my favorite local bookstore, and nothing makes me happier than when I stumble upon a copy of a book that I helped to bring into the world.
I’ve been helping people fulfill their dreams of authorship since 2005. It’s been my privilege to collaborate with some amazing visionaries and leaders in the fields of business, spirituality, health, nutrition, and personal development, and I have played a role in the writing and publication of almost 20 books. Check out some of my recent work, read what my lovely clients have had to say about working with me, and learn more about how I work and the kinds of projects I’m looking for.
I grew up in beautiful Devonshire in South-west England, and got my degree in English from University College London. After working on B2B magazines for a few years, I moved to the U.S. in 2000 to work on the spiritual and cultural magazine EnlightenNext, where I honed my collaborative skills with an amazing team and edited interviews with spiritual, social, and scientific luminaries. I lived on the East Coast for 12 years before I discovered that there’s a place called California where the sun shines all year round.
These days, I live in a wonderful neighborhood in Oakland with my husband (author Carter Phipps) and our beloved cat Kitty (I know—couldn’t two writers come up with something better than that?). Most days, I can be found at the counter of my favorite coffee bar with my Mac Air and a mug of chai, writing someone else’s book and enjoying the sunshine. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling, trail running, and wine-tasting—three more reasons why I feel so at home in this lovely state. I also like to cook. Very occasionally, I host elaborate vegetarian dinner parties with wine pairings for my closest friends. I blog about wines I love at www.WineLovesCompany.com