WRITER. STORYTELLER. RISK TAKER. CHANGE MAKER.
Stranger than fiction.
By day I’m a writer. By night I grab the nearest mic and tell stranger-than-fiction stories that make audiences laugh and cry, sometimes both at the same time.
Story is a way of connecting. We connect with others, to new ideas and perspectives, and perhaps most importantly, we connect with a deeper part of ourselves. My mission is to give good story.
I’ve been many things in my past lives: author, graphic designer, publishing professional, bike messenger, marketing magician, and meditation instructor. This might lead you to believe I’m easily bored. I’m not. But diverse experiences make good stories.
I’m a nonfiction ghostwriter, helping business executives, would-be memoirists, political leaders and brands to write their books and articles via my business, UmaCreative. I write both memoir and business leadership books (nonfiction). I also founded allied+indie to provide brand strategy and creative services to entrepreneurs and startups who create change in the world while making a buck.
When I”m “off-leash”—that is, without client constraints—I write about social change, feminism, consumerism, and free will. And sometimes, I write about emotional stuff.
Believe the hype.
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