Editorial & Spiritual Consultation
Co-authoring involves working with someone, usually a public figure, who wants to write a book but doesn't have the requisite writing experience. In that capacity I wrote two books with talk show host Larry King and co-authored the autobiographies of musicians Frank Zappa and Michael Feinstein. More recently, I completely revised and rewrote the manuscript of an important new book on the treatment of Arthritis by a leading sports medicine doctor at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery.
I have also written several books about the varieties of American spiritual experience, based on interviews with a wide range of men and women from very different spiritual backgrounds and pursuits (Once A Catholic, Through the Labyrinth) as well as a popular guide to the World's religions (The Joy of Sects). And I have co-authored or assisted a number of writers in the spiritual field, including Caroline Myss (Why People Don't Heal, Sacred Contracts) and Ron Roth (The Healing Path of Prayer and 4 other books). Three of the books I worked on have become New York Times Best Sellers. (see My Books).
Based on my varied writing experiences and my long-term working relationship with Caroline Myss and her CMED Institute in the Chicago area, I have taught courses on sacred journaling, spiritual autobiography, how to write and publish spiritual books, as well as writing for magazines. I have worked with Caroline Myss since 1996, and have collaborated with her on a deck of Healing Cards, Archetype Cards, and Sacred Contracts: The Journey for Hay House. I teach archetypal journaling and spiritual autobiography at a number of CMED workshops every year. I can offer you spiritual consultations based on my own breathing work and my extensive teaching work with Caroline. Consultations may take place in person (if you live in the New York or Chicago areas), by telephone and/or email.