Harbor School, Governor’s Island, NY; photo by Robin Beth Schaer

At New York Harbor School, Governors Island; photo by Robin Beth Schaer.

It’s not from any false modesty that I say I think I’m a better teacher than I am a writer, and a better editor than I am a teacher or a writer.

I have a little fantasy that in some alternate universe, I’m a famous and powerful editor at some big New York publishing firm, feared and respected in equal measure. A girl can dream, right?

In this universe, I’ve taught creative writing at UC Davis, Sacramento City College, the Davis Arts Center, and various writers conferences, as well as privately.

Currently I’m on the faculty of the Ashland University low-residency MFA program in Ashland, Ohio. If you’re looking for a low-res program, please consider us! We are small, inclusive, supportive, and passionate about writing and writers. Check out some of the completely dope faculty in the photo below.

Ashland University MFA faculty & staff. Clockwise from bottom left: Nayomi Munaweera, Dexter Booth, Naomi, Christian Kiefer, Lauren Markham, Brian Conn, Sandra Simonds, Paige Webb, Kelly Sundberg, Sarah Monette; photo courtesy Kelly Sundberg. Photo courtesy Kelly Sundberg.

Ashland University MFA faculty & staff. Clockwise from bottom left: Nayomi Munaweera, Dexter Booth, Naomi, Christian Kiefer, Lauren Markham, Brian Conn, Sandra Simonds, Paige Webb, Kelly Sundberg, Sarah Monette. Photo courtesy Kelly Sundberg.

I also work one-on-one and with writing groups as a coach, editor, or manuscript consultant. I take on only a few clients at a time, and only writers I believe can benefit from my input. I’ve worked with both fiction and non-fiction writers, and I’m open to projects both literary and commercial. My goal is always to help writers realize and achieve their vision for a project. If you’re interested in my services, please fill out the Contact form on my About page.