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“A truer nomination for our species than Homo sapiens might be Homo narrans, the storytelling person. What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people’s dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats — and they in turn can listen to ours.” – Henning Mankell

 

 

I’m a writer, editor, content marketing specialist, and now, DIY publisher, with a strong desire to help authors, businesses, and creatives conceptualize and package their material — not just in books, but in myriad online formats. I’m happiest when I’m making things, and books and websites are at the top of the list. My clients today are professional authors, entrepreneurs, adventurers, and inspired raconteurs who are investing in themselves to bring great work to market.

 

My current path was strongly influenced by my experience more than a decade ago helping my grandfather write his autobiography, and my years apprenticed to an oral historian, the amazing bestselling author David Rensin, who is also a major mentor to me. Today I am building a business and a web tool to help people add meaning to their personal life, and their families’, by writing their story. I want to help people celebrate their life in words. You can read more about that soon at Grace Memoirs.

 

I am also interested in editing and DIY publishing at large; my chief selection criteria for work I take on is that the work and the partners be incredible. I spent the past two years as the content architect and program director for myGreenlight, an online learning program based on Keith Ferrazzi‘s two bestselling books and consulting materials, to help people build better, more authentic, more productive business relationships. The two years before that, I served as Keith’s editor, directing his book and blog projects.

 

The Venerable Gus

I live on the regrettably tree-less Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, with my ginger cat Gus and my beloved, Danny. In my spare time (subject to change) I cook and host dinners, read cooking blogs (guilty pleasure), do Bar Method workouts, read Haruki Murakami novels, and juggle personal writing projects. Memoirs and essay are my favorite formats.

Headshots on these pages are by Tanya Malott – check her out.

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