I’m Alicia-Joy. I help Black travelers and nomads write a book about their travels.
Have you thought about turning your travel adventures into a book?
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou
If you love to travel and also love reading books, chances are you’ve thought about getting your travel stories out of your head and into a book. And why not? Travel memoirs are enthralling and enchanting.
I’m not a betting woman, but if I were, I’d wager that writing a travel memoir would be one of the proudest moments of your life!
When you show up to the page day after day, tackle those pesky feelings of self-doubt, put a lid on distraction, and write your book, you’ll step away feeling like you’re able to take on the world.
Let’s be real. I can’t quite guarantee that writing your travel memoir will help you take on the world. But I can reassure you that through the process, you’ll grow as a writer (even if you’ve never published before) and as a person in general.
Plus, how many people can say they’ve written a memoir? Isn’t it time you had something to gloat about to your mother-in-law and to complete strangers? Just imagine how you could introduce yourself post-memoir completion:
“Hi, Nice to meet you. I’ve written a memoir.”
Well, maybe that would be a bit weird. Gloating aside, with the right tools and resources, and an encouraging nudge (or two), it’s doable.
I’d love to help!
A little about me
I’m Alicia-Joy. I’m a writer, book editor, and book coach. I help Black travelers and nomads tell their stories through writing books. Since, 2012, I’ve written hundreds of web pages, articles, and email campaigns, created 9 journals + published 3 books of my own (and ghostwritten 5 for clients). I’ve also provided editing, writing training, coaching, and ghostwriting services to clients for over seven years. I’m also a current member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).
Although I’ve helped people write books in various genres, I now choose to help fellow nomads, international travelers, ex-pats, and those who’ve moved to another country. Nomadic life is pretty much all I’ve known, and so nomadic stories are my bliss.
I live in the UK….mostly. I’ve also lived in the United States, the Caribbean, and many other places of the world.
Sometimes I hit the road and live a nomadic life. Other times I stay rooted in the UK for a period of time….until the road calls me again. And it always calls.
What you can expect from this site
I share tips, tools, resources, and inspiration to help you turn your travel stories into travel memoirs.
I also share book reviews of travel memoirs to inspire you to begin your book-writing journey.
Let this be the year you (finally) write your book!
Ready to get started?
I created a free resource, the Travel Memoir Jumpstart Guide, to help you get your travel stories out of your head and onto the page.
Here’s what’s in the Travel Memoir Jumpstart Guide:
- How to figure out your key motivator to start (and finish) your book
- What a travel memoir is and what it isn’t (don’t make the common mistake many beginning memoir writers make)
- The 6 essential characteristics of a memoir (you need to know these so you can write a memoir people want to read)
- How to write a captivating beginning (hook your readers from the start or they’ll close the book and won’t open it again)
- Strategies for building momentum so you start….and keep going (momentum is the key to finishing a book project)
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A few nerdy facts about me:
*I love to travel to weird & nerdy places. I’ll take a unique bookstore over a popular carnival any day.
*I’m a word nerd. I suppose that’s why I love reading and writing so much.
*I’m a fan of slow travel. I especially love cross-country train rides.
*I love to dance. You can’t dance too much. Scientific FACT. I’ve studied these things.
*Before becoming a writer, I was a Registered Nurse. Nursing gave me a front-row seat to life. The toughest work I’ve ever done. Also the most rewarding. Nothing quite compares.
*I’m insanely grateful that you are here.
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