April is driven by character and storytelling. As a coach/mentor, she encourages writers to explore and reveal the most challenging features of their characters or concepts. She isn’t afraid to look in dark corners or lift dusty drapes, and she enjoys working with writers at all stages of their paths and careers to help them spark (or revive) boldness within themselves. April is equally enthusiastic about syntax. Every word counts, and it pleases her to demonstrate how a single noun in a sentence can modify an entire page.
For more than 15 years, April Ford has helped children, college students, non-traditional learners, and members of marginalized communities explore their passions and talents for creative expression. She is the author of The Poor Children, a story collection that won Grand Prize for the 2013 Santa Fe Literary Awards for Fiction and a 2016 Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming in spring 2020 with Inanna Publications. April lives in Montreal and telecommutes as Associate Publisher of SFK Press, an independent publisher in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more about April here: aprilfordauthor.com.
Short-, medium-, and long-term coaching/mentoring for individuals at all stages of the writing process; in-person and online group novella- and novel-writing workshops (3–6 people per group); developmental and stylistic editing for book-length projects; copyediting and proofreading for prose pieces up to 20,000 words (includes a 30 min. follow-up phone conversation); personalized plan to maximize your visibility as an author, whether you’re looking to interest publishers or sell more copies of an existing book.
To contact April Ford, click on the envelope icon to the left of the author photograph, or write to: aprilford.author.etc [at] gmail.com.