I am proud to have played a role in the development, writing, and refinement of my clients' award-winning work and am grateful for the role other publishing professionals have played to bring that work into the hearts, minds, and hands of more readers. But it is important to note that these clients earned their accolades through creativity, hard work, and tenacity. They have contributed to my professional development as much or more than I have to theirs.

client results

2021

Lou Anne Wellford, MD signed with literary agent Jennifer Chen Tran

IPPY Gold Award Autobiography/Memoir

Amazon #1 New Release in Job Hunting

Amazon #1 Best Seller Audiology and Speech Pathology

Amazon #1 New Release Audiology and Speech Pathology

traditional book deal with Santa Monica Press

Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award, Silver

Maxy Awards nonfiction winner

2020

Parade Magazine list of "24 Best Memoirs to Read in 2020"

Brit + Co. "12 Must-Read Memoirs for Fall"

Shelf Unbound 2020 Top Notable Indie

Warwick's bookstore San Diego, CA Nonfiction Favorites 2020

NYC Big Book Award winner 2020

Reader's Favorite Five-Star Review

UpJourney Magazine’s "40 Best Self-Help Books for Women"

Rediscovered Books Bestseller

Amazon #1 New Release in Pharmacy

2019

New York Times Bestseller

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

TODAY SHOW Read with Jenna pick (May 2019)

#9 Amazon Overall Bestseller (#1 in Cultural Heritage Fiction, #5 in Family Life Fiction, #5 in Women's Domestic Life Fiction)

Amazon Editors' Pick Best Literature & Fiction

ABA IndieBound Bestseller #16

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

USA Today Best Book of the Week

Washington Book Review Difficult-To-Put-Down Novel

Washington Post 10 Books to Read in March

Refinery 29 Best Books of the Month

The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Electric Lit 20 Best Debuts of the First Half of 2019

Popsugar Best Books of the Year All Written by Females

Bookbrower's Best Book of the Year

Newsweek Best Book of the Summer

Buzzfeed News "4 Books We Couldn't Put Down Last Month"

New Arab Best Books by Arab Authors

Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 Finalist (Fiction and Debut Novel categories)

Amazon Charts 10 Essential Reads March 2019

Marie Claire Best Women’s Fiction of 2019

Real Simple Best Book of the Year

2018

Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal

IndieReader Discovery Award Best First Book, Nonfiction

New England Book Festival Winner: Best How-To Book

Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner: Nonfiction/Food

The Janey Loves 2018 Platinum Awards Highly Recommended

BuzzFeed one of "5 Books to Feed Your Soul"

Nonfiction Book Awards Bronze Winner

Top 12 Spirited Woman Book Pick List

2015-2017

six-figure, world-rights debut novel deal, HarperCollins

First Novel Prize Short List (international contest)

Maxy Awards Best Fiction Winner

Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Semifinalist

Nonfiction Book Awards Gold Winner

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist

Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner

Best Book Awards Finalist

International Book Awards Finalist

Reader’s Favorite Book Awards Finalist

clients whose results are listed above

Lauren Hermann, M.S. CCC-SLP, But My Speech Is Fine!: Speech-Language Pathology: True Stories of a Misunderstood Profession (audiology, speech pathology, medical nonfiction)

Steve Adelman, pop culture memoir coming 2022

Linda K. Olson, MD (retired) Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking back My Life (medical and survivor memoir)

Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man  (literary fiction)

Colleen Higgins, R. Ph.; The Cannabis Prescription: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications (health and wellness)

Anne Leigh Parrish, Women Within and By the Wayside  (literary fiction)

Laurie Buchanan, PhD, The Business of Being (business nonfiction)

Heather Sears, Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick's Guide to Modern Mealtime Moments (health and wellness)

Chrissy Lessey, The Crystal Coast Series (magical realism fiction)

Tanya Sood, She Has Risen: Resurrect Your Divine Feminine Wisdom and Celebrate Your Miraculous Girly Bits (self-help, comparative religion)

Susan Sivadon (literary fiction, seeking representation)

Lee Holcomb, JD Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love (business, law nonfiction)

Monica Pierce, Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman (business)

M.V. Maddux, Shadows to Light

 

select client Press, articles,  interviews, and appearances

San Joaquin Magazine "How Gary Buckmann overcame a catastrophic accident and went to work with gold medal Olympians"

First guest for #1 bestselling author, filmmaker and Webby award-winning podcaster Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle, Bulletproof Screenwriting, Filmtrepreneur, and Filmmaking Motivation): Next Level Soul Episode 001 "Healing and the Power of Your Mind with Gary Buckmann"

The Intersection Podcast with Mark Riley (United Kingdom) S3 Ep13, Climate Control and Guest Author of Good Cop, Black Cop (Clayton Moore)

Authority Magazine/Medium "Social Impact Authors: How & Why Clayton Moore Is Helping To Change Our World"

Toledo Blade "Fostoria's first Black officer speaks out about his termination, reinstatement" (Clayton Moore; Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent)

"Indulgence" published by Potato Soup Journal in 2020 selected for publication in their 2nd anthology coming June 2021 (Carol Glick, memoir forthcoming)

The Hype Magazine Live Sessions (Clayton Moore; Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent)

Milangela's Soul Garden Podcast "When you put your mind to something with Gary Buckmann" (Broken to Brilliant: Overcome Obstacles to Create Opportunity and Achieve the Impossible)

Fostoria Review Times "Former Fostoria police officer tells his story, publishes memoir" (Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent)

"Being a role model in the healthcare community," interview of Dr. Lou Anne Wellford by Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer

Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's The Victory Summit (R) Lunch-and-Learn: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It – Get Out and Go! with triple-amputee, Parkinson's diagnose, and author Linda K. Olson (Gone: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Taking Back My Life)

"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger...Different: Nightlife in the Post-Pandemic World" by Steve Adelman, edm.com

The 100Fold Journey, Wednesday Night Live March 11, 2021 with Gary Buckman (Broken to Brilliant)

The Boston Globe "Linda K. Olson on moving forward after great Loss" (Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking back My Life)

San Diego Union Tribune: "S.D. author’s memoir starts with loss but sticks with love." (Linda K. Olson, Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking back My Life)

KCPW, NPR Radio Mountain Life "GONE: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life with Dr. Linda K. Olson"

Kirkus Reviews "Inspirational, gripping, and a testament to positive thinking." (Linda K. Olson, Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking back My Life)

Boomer Magazine Book Review: "If Gone were fiction, you might find yourself rolling your eyes at the protagonist’s unrealistic accomplishments and boundless optimism. But, as a nonfiction book, your eyerolls will likely be replaced with goosebumps considering these 'unrealistic accomplishments' were not concocted by a writer’s imagination, but are, in fact, part of a very true – and wildly inspiring – story."

The Premise Episode 033: Linda Olson Author of Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life

So Called Podcast "So Called: Linda Olson, Motivational speaker, Author, and Triple Amputee"

Debut Novel by Palestinian-American Author to Harper (Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man originally titled The Place an Arrow Shoots From)

yahoo!life "Etaf Rum's Journey From Arranged Marriage to New York Times Bestseller List" (Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man)

NPR "For Better Or Worse, New Novel Shows 'A Woman Is No Man'" (Etaf Rum)

Los Angeles Review of Books "Cultural Complications: A Q-and-A with Etaf Rum on A Woman Is No Man" (Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man)

edibleBoston "Start Me Up" (Heather Sears, Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick's Guide to Modern Mealtime Moments)

Branchfood "Making Mealtime More Mindful - How Kinsho is Getting People to Slow Down and Pay Attention to Food" (Heather Sears, Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick's Guide to Modern Mealtime Moments)

The Drew Marshall Show: Interview of author Tim Rymel, Rethinking Everything: When Faith and Reality Don't Make Sense

The Mom Enterprise Podcast "Monica Pierce: Freelance Business Consultant & Writer" (Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman)

Mimosas with Moms Podcast "Leaning Out with Monica Pierce" (Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman)

Career Mom Podcast "Ep. 19 Leaning Out with Monica Pierce" (Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman)

The Professional Writer Podcast "Pivoting to Publication, with Monica Pierce" (Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman)

Neighbors of Beechwood and Westmount magazine "She Has Risen: Meet Tanya Sood and Family" (She Has Risen: Resurrect Your Divine Feminine Wisdom and Celebrate Your Miraculous Girly Bits)

So Called Podcast "So Called: Gary Buckmann, Coach, Author, and Inspirational Speaker"

Kirkus Reviews “The book combines a personal guide and business manual with a culinary story . . . lays out a series of plain-sounding but persuasively thoughtful principles organized around the straightforward contention that there really isn’t much difference between the two disciplines, asking a deceptively simple question: 'Can implementing business values improve personal lives?’ . . . A lucid, step-by-step guide to personal and professional success—with vichyssoise mixed in.” (The Business of Being: Soul Purpose in and out of the Workplace by Laurie Buchanan, PhD)

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