In addition to writing the books below, I have worked as a ghostwriter, editor, and “book doctor” on manuscripts and proposals for comedians, actors, mediums (!), and celebrity mental health professionals. If you need help with your project, please get in touch!
Know your rights!
A simple, un-intimidating introduction to the US Constitution and the rights it grants every American citizen. The American Constitution is one of the nation’s most important documents—but what is it saying, exactly? This book helps children understand the answer to that question. In simple, accessible language, it describes how the Constitution was drafted and who the Founding Fathers were; provides a summary of all the articles, amendments, and the Bill of Rights; and explains why the document remains so relevant today.
fight like a girl
Nearly every day there’s another news story, think piece, or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women’s rights. Conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American media. And today’s teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has before— but what’s often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we’ve gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today.
OMG! This journal is great. Kids will love the wonderfully quirky questions, creatively offbeat drawing activities, and fun handwriting fonts on every page. What’s your favorite song…that your parents hate? Draw a scene from your last dream. Describe the sound of your crush’s voice. At the end, tweens and teens will have a cool collection of personal stories and pictures to cherish forever.
Tweens know: everything is better when you do it with your BFF. That’s why this super-fun keepsake journal will become their favorite. It’s got an awesome question-and-answer format specially created for best friends to fill out together, plus loads of drawing prompts and activities just meant for two.
With more than 15,000 4- and 5-star ratings, an average of 35 messages per day, and hundreds of thousands of profile views from interested suitors, Lauren Urasek was dubbed the most sought-after woman in the city by New York magazine. She then started a popular Tumblr detailing her experiences with Prince Charmings (and Not-So-Charmings), and now tells all in a series of frank, funny essays about the ups and downs of dating in the city that never sleeps. She’s run the gamut of the nominally “single and ready to mingle” males of New York City, from dudes who went in for a kiss within the first ten minutes to one who conducted an impromptu “girlfriend job interview.” And in between the horror stories and dating disasters, Lauren shares some real talk about what works—and what doesn’t. Urasek’s take on love and romance in the age of the right swipe will make anyone who’s ever tried Internet dating laugh, cringe, or both.
madonna & me
In this acclaimed nonfiction anthology, nearly 40 female authors including Gloria Feldt, Caroline Leavitt, Bee Lavender, Wendy Shanker, and Susan Shapiro write about how Madonna changed their lives.
You’ve probably heard rumors that the end of the world will happen in the year 2012. But people have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun, comprehensive, pop-culture read about the 50 top movies, books, songs, comics, artworks, and plays—from the movie Shaun of the Dead to the pop song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”—that were created about the apocalypse.