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Reedsy (ghostwriting)​​

Class with Catapult in its 4th run:
"The Art of Flash Nonfiction"

Hello! I'm an author and editor living in Oakland, CA. My writing has been published in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Narrative.ly, The Rumpus, River Teeth, Nowhere Magazine, Hobart, Newtown Literary, Gothamist, and Untapped Cities, among other places. NO ONE YOU KNOW, my debut book, was published by Outpost19 in May 2021. 

I do a wide range of freelance work, ranging from biographies and oral histories (Story Terrace), blog editing (GatherBay), and teaching (Catapult) to book-length ghostwriting, copywriting, and literary mentorship. 

I've ghostwritten 14 books and memoirs, many published privately. Most recently, I've collaborated with a flight paramedic, superintendent, cigar roller, TV exec, Cuban refugee, and a magician.

Want to work together? Let's talk.

In another and parallel life . . . I was a founding editor of  True.Ink, a revival of the heritage adventure magazine. We went in on a racehorse with our readers, raced to Cuba on General Patton's boat, and got into other wild hi-jinks over the years. I’ve interviewed bison herdershot air balloonistsice sailorsflame dancersherring scholarshigh diversbutterfly guidesRoughwater racersTusheti seekershistoric boat captainsprofessional table tennis playersmountain climbersbackgammon masters, among other unusual folks. Most recently, we evolved True into a real-life adventure game called Nine Arches, which I co-created, and was licensed by Moose Games!

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