Amber Leaf Creative :: Copywriting

Copywriting Freelancing, 2006-present

In 2006 I relocated and started my own creative agency called Amber Leaf Creative (ALC). On the design side, I developed bespoke websites for numerous novelists including NYT and USA Today best-selling authors Tawny Weber and C.L. Wilson, as well as cross-genre author Leslie Dicken a.k.a Jordanna Kay. In addition to website development and design, my novel The Spiral Path was published by Carina Press and I was a regular blogger and freelance copywriter.

SF Signal

As one of the “Irregulars”, I had the opportunity to write nearly 30 author profiles, book reviews, and TV and movie recaps, contributed to regular features such as the “Mind Meld, and participated in the Hugo Award winning SF Signal Podcast. Catch up on the full list of articles I’ve written for SFSignal and all of the podcast episodes but here’s some of my own favorite articles:

Run by Joe DeNardo and JP Frantz, has received the following awards:

Galaxy Express

From 2009-2010, I also guest blogged for the Science Fiction Romance blog The Galaxy Express run by author Heather Massey:

Miscellaneous Sites

Contact Infinite Futures

In 2001, I participated in the group blog Contact Infinite Futures with several other science fiction and science fiction romance authors. Here are a few of my favorite articles written for this outlet:

Content Factory

In Fall 2010 and Winter 2011, I wrote articles as a freelancer for the Pittsburgh-based marketing agency The Content Factory including:

Thermo Fisher Scientific

National Business Aviation Association

From 1993-95, I managed publication of the National Business Aviation’s Digest, their 16-page monthly newsletter. In addition, I also designed as well as wrote and edited copy for numerous other print publication for the association. In 1995 I joined NBAA’s web team, but continued to provide editorial support as needed. Learn more about my experience at NBAA.

For Writers

In addition to copywriting and blogging, I also developed educational resources for writers including articles and a worksheet on The Hero’s Journey based on Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces and Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey. My Hero’s Journey story model has been utilized in high school and college literature courses, and was also used by Zappos Insights in their corporate culture-building curriculum.

In collaboration with two other writers, I also developed a ten-week novel writing curriculum based on Joanne Reid’s “How to Write a Novel in Ten Weeks.”

Learn more about these resources for writers.

Writers At Play

The now-defunct group blog Writers At Play was my online home at the beginning of my writing career. Here are a few of my favorite articles written for that outlet: