LET'S WRITE TOGETHERYour story. My words. From book proposal to final manuscript I take on a limited number of collaborative writing projects each year.
As a former attorney, bestselling author, and professional communicator, I bring two decades of experience in storytelling, writing, and the publishing process to every project I accept.
“You don’t have to do this alone — you could do it with one of the best.” —Ann Voskamp, NYT Bestselling Author
Watch here as Lisa-Jo and Ann share some of the behind-the-scenes process for Ann’s latest book, WayMaker (W Publishing, March 2022).
“If you’re ready for someone to fiercely believe in you and that book you’ve had in your head for years, if you’re looking for a kind and trusted guide to painlessly move your vision from concept to outline to storyboarding to chapter by chapter review to a full manuscript that will take your breath away, look no further. Lisa-Jo Baker not only has the exceptional expertise and proven experience to develop that idea in your head to a book in your hand, you will not find a coach who will believe in you more, loan you more courage or hold your journey and vision with greater kindness every single step of the way.”
—Ann Voskamp, NYT Bestselling Author
“Working with Lisa-Jo is a delight. Her extensive background in writing, law, persuasion, promotion, podcasting and publishing gives her a rare blend of expertise that I found very helpful and propelled me forward to finish the arduous process of creating a book proposal. Lisa-Jo is a great editor who comes alongside, provides great coaching and encouragement, is responsive and efficiently guides through the process. All the while she is honest and kind. She says what she does and does what she says. She will be especially helpful if you feel stuck. I highly recommend Lisa-Jo’s coaching services and look forward to working with her in the future.
—Dave Wiedis, ServingLeaders Ministries: Founder, Executive Director, Counselor
“So proud of my friend Lisa-Jo Baker for her new book, Never Unfriended. So important and timely. I’m going to tell everyone about it!”
—Christine Caine, Founder A21 Campaign and NYT Bestselling author
“With captivating wit, hard-won wisdom, and breathtaking honesty, Lisa-Jo has written a love letter to the delicious middle.”
—Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International and author of Have More Fun
“I want to give Lisa-Jo’s book a standing ovation.”
—Aarti Sequeira, chef and TV personality
With a B.A. from Gordon College in English/PreLaw and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, Law School, I practiced law in the litigation department of Altheimer & Gray in Chicago before working overseas for several years as a counter human trafficking legal specialist with the International Organization for Migration (Ukraine) and a foundations, organizations and institutions grant writer for Habitat for Humanity (South Africa).
I have continued to hone my writing and advocacy experiences, teaching in the English department at Baker College of Owosso, Michigan and pursuing a writing career, publishing with three major traditional publishing houses.
- My most recent book, The Middle Matters was released in July 2019, with WaterBrook & Multnomah, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
- Before that, Never Unfriended (2017) was a Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller accompanied by the companion Bible Study, We Saved You a Seat (2017) and its unique version for teen girls, all published by B&H, LifeWay.
- My first book, Surprised by Motherhood, was published by Tyndale House in 2014.
- My writing has been featured on Huffington Post Parents, BlogHer, Desert News, Focus on the Family, FoxNews, Stroller Traffic, iVillage, IF Table, OH Baby!, the Power of Moms, and Christianity.com.
- I have had a blast sharing my books on national TV appearances on the Hallmark Home & Family Show, the Baltimore BMore LifeStyle Morning show and a two-day radio broadcast celebrating Mother’s Day by Focus on the Family.
- I have also made several guest appearances on the nationally syndicated Jennifer Fulwiler Show on Sirius XM and appeared on radio stations and top 10 podcasts across the country.
- As co-host of the popular Out of the Ordinary Podcast, a nationally sought after speaker, and having served as the editor-in-chief and community manager for (in)courage for seven years, listening well and translating into compelling story has become my work as well as my passion.
And I take on a limited number of collaborative/ghostwriting projects each year.
You tell me your story. I help you put it into words.
If you’re interested in collaborating — go ahead, fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch.
See Some of My Books and Collaborative Projects