Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., MFT, Linda Joy Myers is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her memoir, Don’t Call Me Mother: A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the IndieExcellence Awards, and won the BAIPA Gold Medal award. She’s the author of three books on memoir writing: The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Journey of Memoir, and Becoming Whole. Her prize-winning fiction, nonfiction, and memoir pieces have been published in literary journals and online. She writes for the Huffington Post, and is the co-author, with Brooke Warner, of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. She offers workshops nationally, and helps people capture their stories through coaching, editing, and online workshops.
Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and president of Warner Coaching Inc, where she coaches writers to publication. Brooke is passionate about books and helping writers finish their books and get published. Brooke has been in the publishing industry for fourteen years, including eight years as the Executive Editor of Seal Press. She’s guided hundreds of authors from idea to publication with her blend of upbeat encouragement and firm direction. Brooke has witnessed every form of procrastination, saboteur, and excuse that holds writers back from their goal of finishing their book and getting published. She is committed to the writing process and to helping writers become creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Brooke’s publishing background gives her something that other writing coaches don’t have: an understanding of the inner workings of a complicated industry, which she uses to steer her authors toward their publishing goals. She’s full of insider tips that demystify the publishing process, and writes regularly for the Huffington Post. She’s the author of Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing (2016) What’s Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Idea to Published Author (2012), and How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal. Brooke lives and works in Berkeley, California.
Together, Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner co-teach the six-month intensive course, Write Your Memoir in Six Months, as well as their popular best-selling memoir series.
They are the co-authors of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Craft and Motivation for Memoir Writers. This book is a good introduction to our work, and touches upon many of the aspects of craft and process that are cornerstones of our work.
They are also the co-editors of The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing Journey, a collection of interviews with best-selling memorists and writers of memoir. This book was inspired by their work with memoirists, and their understanding that all writers need a companion on the journey of writing memoir. This is a stunning and inspiring volume—a must-read for all aspiring memoirists.