Hey! I’m JOLIE.
I work with both aspiring and published writers to create a mindset that unlocks potential, grows craft, tackles obstacles, and achieves goals.
It’s not where I started, but it’s the path I found myself on…a path I love.
I teach both independently and at the University of Washington. I also offer workshops and coach writers one-on-one.
Over the past 15 years I’ve had the privilege to work with numerous editors, agents, authors, and illustrators to develop programming for conferences, retreats, and classes.
One of my proudest moments was being recognized as SCBWI’s 2009 Member of the Year, and now welcomes hundreds of first-time attendees to the international conference in Los Angeles, helping them make the most of their experience. It’s one of my favorite things.
Jolie holds a master's degree in education, is on the blog team for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and is represented by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Agency.