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I grew up in Phoenix, but moved to New Hampshire for grad school and loved it there.My grandmother in Arizona was unhappy about me settling into small town New England life.
My grandmother became ill and died, and I had to handle her estate, and arrange and supervise care for my disabled uncle who lived with her.
I ran my own copywriting/editing business at the time, and a local yoga instructor asked me to help him write a book in exchange for free yoga classes.
I used that opportunity to learn how to write a book proposal, and I went to SDSU to pitch the book to agents and editors.
Did you begin your freelance career specifically to build platform for your memoir?
After I got my MFA at the University of New Hampshire, I wrote a few features for a local magazine and taught college writing as an adjunct, but eventually I focused on editing and copywriting to earn more money.Laurenne introduced me to her friend Simone Pond the next year at SDSU, and now Simone is crushing it as an indie author of YA sci fi. There’s always something more to learn, or a fresh twist to expand your thinking on a topic. This conference attracts top industry professionals, and I love that the consultation are 10 minutes long.