I'm a working writer; that is, I write every day and have written several books.
The newest book is Back Again to Me, a novel about adoption. Prior to that, I wrote three books in two years--and I don't recommend that!They are Talking Your Way to the Top: Business English that Works (Prometheus Books 2006); A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child (with Carol Strip Whitney, Ph.D.)(Great Potential Press, 2007), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Difficult Conversations (Alpha Books, September 2007).
I also like to help other writers try to achieve their dreams, so I work as a book doctor/independent editor as well.
You can find out all about that part of my life at www.midwestbookdocs.com.
You'll also find several of my articles at www. ezinearticles.com and I occasionally blog at amazon.com, too. But my blogspot blogs--write better now and gretchen's writing life--are far and away the most active.
A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child has been named an Arizona Best Book (education category) by the Arizona Book Publishing Association. And it also has won an Indie Award of Excellence (which honors books from independent publishers and small presses), once again for best education book. Carol Strip Whitney and I are very pleased and gratified. This book is for parents, grandparents, teachers, principals, counselors, psychologists, pediatricians, and anyone else who deals with gifted kids, both in school and out. It's easy to read and gives a lot of information about why gifted kids lose their motivation to learn in school--and what to do about it. The title is much more intimidating than the text. Before these two honors, the book had won an iParenting Award of Merit, so it's pretty heavily stickered!