List of businesses, books, people and services I’ve found to be helpful and highly recommend.  This list is fluid so be sure to come back and check now and again.

For Writers:

Books (I’ve read and found to be very useful to my writing)

  • Beginning Writer’s Answer Book edited by Jane Friedman
  • Bookmaking: Editing / Design / Production by Marshall Lee
  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook by Amy Einsohn
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White
  • The Hollywood Standard, Script Format & Style by Christopher Riley
  • How to Write a Selling Screen Play by Christopher Keane
  • Story by Robert McKee
  • Stress-Free Marketing: Practical Advice for the Newly Published Author by Renea Winchester



  • Permission to Write –  Support and marketing for writers of color.
  • Nowata Press –  Services, news, and information for new writers and indie (very self-published) authors


For Readers:


Books (I’ve read that I highly recommend)


For Life:

Apps (I have an Android so these are all Android based. I’m sure you can find an Apple equivalent)

  • Digit – save money without having to think about it.
  • Hydro Coach – drink water, it’s good for you.
  • Spending Tracker – you won’t know how much is really going out until you track it.

Books (I’ve read and highly recommend)

  • Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb
  • The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
  • White Hot Truth by Danielle LaPorte
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Thrive by Arianna Huffington
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • Money Drunk, Money Sober by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan