About the Book Doctor
What the Book Doctor Can Do for You
Whether you’re just beginning to write or you have a few novels in a drawer, the Bay Area Book Doctor can help you. The Guided Workbooks for Writers, which cover everything from identifying your subject to creating compelling characters and revising your book for publication, are designed to help you find your voice, and your vision, at your own pace. If you’ve already written a novel or memoir, manuscript consultation will help you get your book ready to send out to agents and publishers. If your company is seeking a fun, productive team-building exercise that fosters communication and creativity, ask about the Bay Area Book Doctor’s one-day group writing retreats.
A Unique Perspective
Michelle brings a unique perspective to writing and publishing. She began her career with an award-winning story collection published by a small university press, then went on to publish her first novel with San Francisco house MacAdam/Cage before landing contracts for four books with Bantam, a division of Random House. Her second novel, The Year of Fog, was rejected by almost every major publisher before becoming a New York Times and international bestseller. With a strong foundation in narrative craft, she can help you make choices that will grab your reader and propel your story forward.
Michelle has worked with many graduate students on short story collections, novels, and memoirs. Students from her private workshops have gone on to publish books, publish short stories in magazines like The Atlantic Monthly, and write and produce terrific screenplays.
Stop Dreaming. Start Writing.
That book isn’t going to write itself! Are you ready to make the leap and make your writing dreams come true? Send a message to Michelle now.
Bibliography & Awards
Publications: Books: The Year of Fog, No One You Know , Dream of the Blue Room, The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. Magazines & Literary Journals: Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Playboy, Oxford American, Gulf Coast, Cutbank, The Florida Review, The Mississippi Review, The Guardian, Best American Fantasy, plus many anthologies, magazines, and newspapers.