As an author and former illustrator for ACE Books in New York, I have always had a deep love of books and a profound respect for writer’s.
I won my first authors award when I was in grade school, but I had written my first book by the age of five, The Swan. Although the title may have been lacking, being fully illustrated made up for it. I bound it in cardboard with orange yarn, and offered – what I saw as a treasure – to my mother. I still have it tucked away somewhere. She brought it out of hiding and gave it back to me as a keepsake when I got my first paid commission as an illustrator over 20 years ago.
So, I guess since my older sisters started teaching me to read, I have developed a passion for the industry. I love writing, I love books, the publishing industry is my happy place.
My daughter is a constant source of inspiration. Now in her 20’s she’s just graduating from college and pursuing a career in art. She has grown up to become a beautiful and talented woman that goes after her dreams with all she’s got. I believe we all should.
I opened Mundus Media Ink (MMI) in 2005 and worked mainly with small businesses designing brands. MMI now offers me the opportunity to do the work I love, working with writer’s.
But, I finally turned back to my passion when I became a self-publishing consultant, writing coach, and book cover designer. I returned to my love of writing, I now write non-fiction as The Indie Author Advocate™, and I’m also in the process of writing a bit of fiction in my free time.
Currently, I work with writers in developing their brands, I provide writing guidance, and coach them through the process of a best-selling book launch.
I design book covers for several mid-size publishing agencies and independant authors.
I also volunteer my time to give back to the writing community often…
As a consultant, I help other writer’s develop their platform and brand – the theme and style that encompasses who they are in the publishing world. Platform developement is a way of packaging the writer and his work into something visually appealing, a brand that entices viewers into discovering everything the writer has to offer.
I’ve helped writers develop their book outlines, and provided writing guidance as well as content editing. I’ve basically offered assistance with all things publishing to help the writer’s I work with achieve their writing goals and find success.
I look forward to meeting new people and discovering their interests. I stop by other blogs comment often and also share posts from other bloggers that might be of help to the writing community.
Through my design, illustrating, and consulting services, my hope is to make your experience a writer the best it can be.
This is your passion and I admire that. I offer my skills and experience to help you along your journey toward success as a writer.
Introduce yourself in the comments and leave me a link to your blog 🙂
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there’s any way I might be of service to you.