I am a freelance writer, editor, author, mother of a boy who was diagnosed with sensory integration dysfunction (now more commonly called sensory processing disorder) and developmental delays, a rock and roll guitarist and bassist, a blogger, and a passionate believer in the power of broadening one's perspective.
My first book was written when I was a full-time acquisitions editor at HarperCollins. My cousin, Beverly West, and I had been toying with the idea of collaborating on a humor book when the perfect title suddenly struck: Meditations for Men Who Do Next to Nothing (and Would Like to Do Even Less). After 9 publishers turned down our proposal, we had an auction, sold the book to Warner, and ended up selling 60,000 in 4 printings (and sold Italian translation rights, too). I was hooked on being an author!
Over the years, I've cowritten several books and ghostwritten just as many, but honestly, I love working on quality books so much that I have had fun just proofreading or copyediting them back in the day when I was making extra money as a junior editor. I've had the great fortune to be able to assist such notables as Marianne Williamson, Dr. Dean Ornish, and John Gray among others, and absolutely love what I do. I'm a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, an extremely helpful organization for any author looking for information, advice, support, and networking.
Most of the books I work on can be found in Amazon's Mind/Body/Spirit category, which holistically encompasses many different aspects of fostering well-being. I also work on books in the areas of psychology, special needs parenting (check out the award-winning and recently rereleased Raising a Sensory Smart Child), and even film (I coauthored the bestselling Cinematherapy series).
I live in Wisconsin with my marvelous husband and fabulous son.