the book mentor
MENTOR / LITERARY AGENT / BEST SELLING AUTHOR
I am an international writing mentor and literary agent, engaging with writers worldwide to help them express their narratives and bring their stories to fruition. Having founded The Writing Room and Kent Literary, my efforts have resulted in the publication of more than 180 books authored by the talented individuals I have had the privilege to mentor over the past two decades. In addition to making appearances on talk shows, podcasts, literary festivals, and writers’ circles, I have embarked on a journey of leading international writing retreats and transformative adventures since 2013.
Through these endeavors, I passionately foster the art of storytelling, curating storytelling retreats, and facilitating women's rites of passage and rituals that encapsulate the profound impact of narrative expression.
Chapter 1: Breaking Conventions
Have you ever embarked on a path that defied conventions and ignited your curiosity?
In a world where words are my medium and stories are my canvas, my journey began. Breaking conventions, I embraced the realm of hard news journalism. Armed with a pen, I delved into the depth of stories that shaped lives, unearthing truths that society needed. My 10-year tenure in journalism laid the foundation for my unquenchable thirst for narratives that resonate.
Chapter 2: The leap from newsroom to authorship
What dreams have you nurtured that could reshape your journey?
Words weren't just tools; they were dreams waiting to be penned. Guided by an unrelenting passion, I transitioned from journalism to the enchanting world of books with my debut, "Hey Baby!" (Penguin, 2003).
Chapter 3: Self Discovery & Painful Struggles
My husband's battle with cancer
Life's tapestry is woven with threads of joy and struggles. Amidst my writing endeavors, an unforeseen turn cast me into the heart of adversity. Faced with my husband's battle with brain cancer, we embarked on an extraordinary journey of shamanic exploration. Together, we navigated a mystical path, unraveling the magic of ritual and ceremony.
Chapter 4: Turning Points
I found myself fighting for my own life
As my husband's journey drew to a close, life's script took an unforeseen twist. Amidst his final weeks, I found myself fighting for my own life, plunged into a four-week coma. In that near-death realm, I journeyed through otherworldly landscapes, emerging with a profound message. This pivotal turning point shaped my perspective on life, purpose, and the power of resilience.
Chapter 5: Personal Transformation
I wove a tapestry of empowerment.
From the ashes of adversity, I rose anew. My focus shifted to nurturing aspiring authors, mentoring over 2,000 writers across the globe. Guiding both novelists and non-fiction authors, I wove a tapestry of empowerment. The written word became a vessel of hope, resilience, and personal transformation.