coaching & consulting

Services include manuscript consultation, career materials like resumes and cover letters, publishing guidance like querying agents and developing synopses, coaching and tutoring, and more. I work with published and emerging writers at all stages of manuscript development, from shaping an early draft to preparing a manuscript for submission to agents, editors, or journals.

As a writer myself, I know that it can be stressful to hand over your work for critique, so I provide notes that are as invigorating as they are critical. I work with my clients to determine the scope of the editorial project, ranging from simple line-edits to intensive developmental editing. For larger projects, I offer editorial letters, telephone consultations, and detailed manuscript mark-ups.

I am a national award-winning editor with more than two decades of editorial experience working with clients at all levels, including New York Times bestselling authors. My passion is storytelling in all forms, from resumes and college essays to dissertations, novels, poetry collections, and nonfiction works. I offer comprehensive manuscript critiques, line editing, and coaching to help elevate your writing.

I am the author of the novel Bind Me Tighter Still (Red Hen Press, 2025) and the story collection Animal Wife, which won Red Hen Press’s Fiction Award judged by Ann Hood.

In addition to leading workshops at Thought Fox, I teach at the University of Connecticut and have taught at Bread Loaf Writers Workshop, Yale Young Writers Workshop, Story Studio Chicago, Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop, and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, among others.


Brand marketing communicates our identity and values to our audience, elevating our efforts from simply selling stuff to connecting on an emotional level with our audience and engaging meaningfully with our community. I have 20 years of experience directing marketing and communications at nonprofit arts organizations and helping writers launch their work into the world.

Launch your book with a splash! Whether at Thought Fox Den or a venue of your choice, I offer personalized book launch events, both in person and virtual. Beyond the launch, I’m here to assist with PR, branding, promotion, and audience development, ensuring your work gets the attention it deserves.

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My passion is brand storytelling; creating the narrative that will carry audiences through an experience, whether online, in person, or on the page. I develop innovative capabilities in data visualization, video storytelling, event experiences, and customer interactions that will bring your brand to life in new and memorable ways.

When I joined the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in 2019, the organization had not had a marketing director in 10 years. I built the department from the ground up and in my first year executed a full rebranding of the Festival through breakthrough, elevated creative.

This was a unique, exciting challenge, and my efforts resulted in a dynamic brand that told the story of the Festival’s mission and expanded its audience nationally and internationally. For three years, I consistently exceeded the Festival’s attendance and sales goals, despite the limitations imposed by the COVID pandemic.

In 2020, the COVID pandemic shut down in-person programming just before the Festival was set to begin. We decided to transition to a fully virtual Festival and pulled together 150 events—4 weeks’ worth of programming—in under a month. In concert with the pivot to in-person programming, I scrapped the comprehensive marketing strategy I had developed for the in-person Festival and constructed a completely new integrated strategy in just two weeks.

My staff of 3 repurposed the website to serve as a virtual stage, executed deadline-driven research into new virtual event-hosting platforms to present 150+ events, reallocated our advertising to paid social and digital-first expenditures, and retooled every other aspect of our marketing plan to shift away from traditional strategies to wholly new and cutting-edge creative that put us at the forefront of performing arts organizations that made the leap to virtual programming. We drew 122K attendees from 30+ countries and realized an economic impact in New Haven of $45K despite the lack of ticketed events. As the Hartford Courant said, “In an arts season marked by cancellations, postponements and uncertainty, [the International Festival of Arts & Ideas has] distinguished themselves by announcing their shows will go on.”





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