Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels. She owns and operates Date with the Muse, LLC, which helps storytellers to publish traditionally at the highest level possible.
A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini. Her first poem was published when she was ten years old, and she was selected to read it aloud at a ceremony in the state house of her home state of New Hampshire.
More recently, she and her award-winning book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Outline and Revise your Novel without an Outline were featured on four segments of Creative Life with Sheryl Borden on PBS.
She writes for many local, national, and international publications and has written and produced sketches for a Telly-Award winning television show. Well-known for her humor and straightforward writing advice, she has been featured on Huffington Post Live, CBS, Associated Press, and Reader’s Digest, and is the featured Writing Coach on the Writing Gym podcast. Annalisa speaks to writers all over the world about how to tell a story that is page-turning and publishable.