I’m Alicia-Joy. I help Black travelers, ex-pats, and nomads write books 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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“We partner with Alicia-Joy when we need thorough editing and proofreading work. It is essential our reports, case studies, and online documents meet a high standard of accuracy. Alicia-Joy helps us reach that standard. She is a pleasure to work with and always does an outstanding job.’ – Kevin Osborne, CEO MeWe360
“Alicia, your writing course was timely and extremely relevant to me. There is so much information on the internet, that I’d started getting overwhelmed and not sure what direction to take. What I loved most about the course, was the way you broke down the different writing styles. I appreciated the various resources you so generously gave us on where and how we can market our services. Going forward with my business, I now feel confident about the future because I have more clarity. I wish I had done this course earlier, It would have saved me a lot of time that I’ve wasted trying to figure out stuff. Thanks Again.”Joyce Fiodembo. International Nurse Support
“Alicia has been an invaluable source of support as my business & writing coach. My business is more efficiently run, and has grown as a direct result of Alicia’s help.”–Averel Carby, RN All Health Academy
“Alicia-Joy did a fabulous job helping me write my ebook. She even shared ideas for blog articles and emails for my subscribers. I was so pleased with her work. She is pleasant to work with, and I look forward to working with her again.” Pauline Cornish