About

Hiring a writer to pen your book is a big decision. You want more than someone who knows what she’s doing—you want chemistry. On this page you’ll learn more about me, so you can get a better feel for whether I’m a good fit for you.

  • From a young age, I loved to read. As a result, my earliest role models were book characters. For instance, at one point in my life, I aspired to be just like Encyclopedia Brown.
  • I try to grow from every experience so I can continually become better at what I do. For me this means that I master much more than just the art of writing. I am continually perfecting my interpersonal and communication skills. I am also embracing new technology and staying on top of publishing trends. For instance, I have a working knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization), regularly use social media (Twitter and Facebook), and know how to take, find and size photos for the web. I have also used nearly every new e-reading device so I can anticipate how my writing must change to be best displayed on these devices.
  • I have been in the publicity spotlight and have appeared on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, Fox News and many other outlets. As a result I enjoy helping authors figure out what to wear when they go on TV as well as how to calm their nerves. I have worked closely with the publicity team for each of my projects, helping to pitch books to my list of magazine, television and newspaper contacts and friends.
  • I launched a blog in 2008 and grew it from zero readers to more than 140,000 readers. Reader’s Digest recently named me one of the most inspirational women bloggers on the web and, in 2013, Babble.com listed it as one of the top 100 relationships blogs on the Internet. Voted a top marriage blog in 2011, 2010, and 2009, ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com helps me stay connected with the entire blogging community. This comes in handy when I’m helping authors launch virtual tours for their books.
  • I am a featured blogger for Babble.com and pen regular features for consumer magazines such as Parents, Family Circle and Women’s Health. Please see the “samples” page for links to my work.
  • Over the years, I’ve become an expert on many topics. I have studied massage therapy and have several yoga certifications. Thanks to my study of anatomy and physiology, I know the names of all of the bones most of the muscles in the human body, information that occasionally helps me beat my husband at Jeopardy. I study and teach meditation, am a green sash at kung fu, and have become quite knowledgeable about the art of training bad behaving dogs.
  • I love to learn, which is one of the reasons I love to write. Each book provides me with a unique opportunity to tap the brain of a brilliant person and download that information into mine.
  • My favorite books are the ones that change people’s lives.
  • My favorite authors are the ones whose primary goal is to write books that change people’s lives.
  • I am a middle child who knows how to get others to get along.
  • Success is more important to me than fortune. I would rather not write a book or proposal at all (and therefore not earn any money from it) than write one that fails to sell or achieve its purpose.
  • I want authors to succeed, and I do everything possible to help them experience the success they seek.
  • People describe me as honest, memorable, generous, resilient, and approachable.
  • It’s my hope that I can continually use my writing skills and talents for good—to help people help themselves.
Alisa Bowman is a journalist, book collaborator, and author and co-author of several books, including Project: Happily Ever After and Pitch Perfect. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.