Ally works on a wide variety of projects both professionally and for personal enjoyment. Here are just a few she's been involved in.
My Prevention Health Organizer (Rodale, 6/10) This is my latest work-for-hire project for Rodale Inc./Prevention Books. It was so much fun to create organizer pages and repurpose, write, and revamp tons of great content for this useful and interesting project.
Cleveland Clinic Guides (Kaplan Publishing, 2009 onward) I've book doctored (a combination of editing and rewriting) fifteen of these guides for Kaplan's print series and am currently working on digital additions to the list. I get a better understanding of different health conditions with each one!
2010 MWA Novel Contest I was honored to be one of the judges for the first round of last year’s contest. Winners received cash prizes, conference admission, and tickets to an awards dinner.
Marketing for Writers by Angela Render (Thunderpaw Publishing, 1/09) I was asked by my friend and colleague, Angela Render, to write the foreword to this comprehensive yet simple to use workbook. Angela takes your hand and guides you through all the basics (and even some more advanced concepts) of marketing for writers, whether you’re just starting to build a platform or are ready to sell your book. Handy-dandy worksheets and access to updated material online make things even easier.
High Style by Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield (Chronicle Books, 11/08) This book, which is as useful as it is inspiring and beautiful, was a ghostwriting project.
I like to think my house is benefiting from my experience working with these two fabulous designers.
My So-Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodman (Seal Press, 10/08) I am quoted as a resource several times throughout this advice-packed, thorough, and entirely accessible book.
New Lines from the Old Line State (MWA Books, 9/08) I was the Editor of this anthology of Maryland writers, responsible for choosing submissions, working with authors, and managing the publication process from manuscript to printed book. An active member of the Maryland Writer's Association, I continue to participate in promoting the book and its authors.
2009 Guide to Literary Agents, ed. Chuck Sambuchino (Writer's Digest Books, 7/08) You'll find my article, "Platforms: Your Background Matters," on page 74. This article first appeared in the April 2008 issue of Writer's Digest magazine.