About The Book Doctor: A Unique Perspective

I know what it’s like to struggle through a novel, and I have faced my share of rejection. I also know the value of hardheaded persistence.  I began my career with an award-winning story collection published by a small university press, then went on to publish my first novel with San Francisco house MacAdam/Cage before landing contracts for four books with Bantam, a division of Random House. My fifth novel will be published next year.

I taught creative writing at the university level for more than a decade, working with dozens of graduate students on their novels and short stories. When time permits, I teach writing classes here and through Stanford Continuing Studies.

In addition to a strong foundation in narrative craft, I have a passionate desire to make every book I work on the best it can be. My goal is to help you stay true to your creative vision, while making choices that will propel your story forward and keep the reader turning pages. I work with only one client at a time.


Michelle Richmond

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