Hello! I'm Christianne, and I help birth books that heal the world with light.
Because that's what the world needs, doesn't it—more light?
I realized this was my mission when I took a moment to notice the similarities among the authors who work through my courses. Some are teachers. Some are spiritual directors or retreat leaders. Some might call themselves activists. Others have lived through significant life moments that changed them and made them want to help other people.
They're noble souls doing quiet, beautiful work in the world.
One teaches listening skills. Another teaches the thin line between life and loss. Still another teaches principles for restorative living and how to heal from trauma. Another teaches how to live a meditative life. One more teaches how to become a friend to yourself and to God.
There are so many more, just like this.
Taken together, I couldn't help but be stunned by all that light. All that beauty and grace. All that healing and hope being brought into the world and offered for its betterment.
And I realized: We need more of this.
I didn't set out to be someone who helps birth books that heal the world with light, but that's what Bookwifery has become: a birthing center for books born by lightbearers.
If this resonates with you and what you're about in the world, I would love to come alongside you in your book pregnancy.
About Me and What I Do
I worked in publishing and editorial for nearly twenty years and as a spiritual director for nearly ten. It has been my great delight to merge these two vocations into the work I do here at Bookwifery.
Here, I offer a clear and supportive path for you to birth your book with soul. My courses walk you through each phase of your book pregnancy to ensure the book inside you continues to grow, that space is made in the outer world to receive your book, and that you (yes, you!) are tended too.
I talk a lot about discernment. That's because I believe this is spiritual work. Growing and birthing a book that helps heal the world with light is a deeply spiritual call. And then there's the part where you undertake this work in partnership with the Holy. Such partnership requires deep listening and noticing. That is discernment work too.
I live in Florida, USA, with my husband, Kirk, and our two cats, Aslan and Lucy. We live in a tiny white cottage on a brick-lined street that daily reminds me of my dream to move to a small English village in the countryside.
It would be my great joy to come alongside you in both the practical and spiritual realities of your book pregnancy.
My Background and Credentials
Over the many years of my career, I've worked as an associate book editor for a traditional publishing house, a staff editor for an international nonprofit, the writing director of an honors college, a magazine and web editor, a writer-for-hire, and a fully-booked-out freelance book editor.
Books have always been my first love.
I'm also a practitioner of the soul. I have been trained in spiritual formation and spiritual direction and have earned an MA and certificate in these fields, respectively. I have been writing and developing resources for the soul since 2008.
Along the way, I completed a master's degree in entertainment business, too.
My work at Bookwifery fosters a fulfilling blend of my editorial expertise, publishing knowledge, spiritual discernment, and business acumen, all of which I put at your disposal in the best ways I know how.
I'm so glad you're here. I hope you'll find among the offerings at Bookwifery the guidance and support you need to birth a book that helps further shine the light that is uniquely yours to bear.