A Bit About Me

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Meet Patti

I'm an author, writing coach and publishing project manager, and a proud #memoiraholic. I adore non-fiction and especially the memoir and personal narrative genre.

I'm an architect of story. I help people design and build books. I love the way that books are constructed — their infrastructure begins from the scaffolding of an outline, chapter, scenes, backstory and reflection. The thematic structure is revealed like specks of colour; breadcrumbs for the reader to find their way to your conclusion.

I'm a magnet for story. I was built for listening, cultivating memories, and tugging at tales. I'm that person you meet at a dinner party, between the shelves at the library or in the coffee shop line that you find yourself telling your history to.

I happen to have a Bachelor's and a Master's degree, and no they aren't in English lit creative writing. My education explains my appreciation for formal writing, and my many years of coaching aspiring university essay writers.

Dive deep into the first steps of shaping your memoir.

Overcome your barriers before you even put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

How to mine for memories and gather the stories in our lives to start writing.

Initial steps to memoir writing and creating a timeline for your story.

Want to collaborate to bring your book to life?

I only take on a select few book writing projects per year. So if you're serious, don't hesitate to take the first step today.