Be an Author with BabyBird

Babybird loves to work with motivated and talented individuals who are interested in focusing on the creative process, while we help with the publishing process. BabyBird works with a variety of authors interested in bringing their ideas and words into the world. Here are our typical author profiles:




Write professionally, as occupation or on the side; Have expertise in topical area; Strong research skills Never written, and don’t want to; Known in their field; Interested in being published and having ideas translated into ebook format Creative writer confident in putting ideas to paper, fiction or non-fiction; Wants to focus on creative process, not interested in self-publishing
You are interested in focusing on the writing and are looking at creating an ebook that supports your area of expertise; the ebook provides another avenue for your message; You have no interest in self-publishing. You want to focus on the ideas and need help getting through both the creative and publishing process; having an ebook helps you communicate your vision in a digital format. You are a creative artist, using words to share your imagination, and you simply want help getting published
Write under the BabyBird Guide brand, be a part of the larger family of titles BabyBird Guide brand or Self-branded, may include marketing support Self-branded and as involved in creative cycle and publishing process as desired
Contracts negotiated according to writing experience of the author, contact us for details! Effort scoped per project and negotiated at a project level Every book is different, contact us to discuss your situation and where you’re looking for help

Author Profiles

Alex Allison had the gift of living in Shanghai for an entire academic year as a sophomore in college. While pursuing her studies in Mandarin Chinese, she particularly enjoyed sampling perfumes at Tian Zi Fang, browsing Shanghai’s visual history at the Propaganda Art Poster Centre, and jogging along the Bund. She has also spent time working and studying in the mountains of Honduras, and most recently, northern Iraq (which, she likes to note, has an abundance of Ferris wheels). Alex authored The BabyBird Guide to Shanghai: Dumplings, Squatties, and Skyline.

Carrie Barrett is a USAT L1 certified coach and founder of FOMO Training based in Austin, Texas where she coaches runners and multisport athletes to finish lines at races of all distances. She’s also a public speaker and freelance writer and her articles have appeared at IRONMAN, Training Peaks, and LAVA Magazine. In addition, Carrie is a monthly columnist for Austin Fit Magazine. Her Coach Carrie column often features free training plans and her humorous perspective about training and racing. Carrie authored The BabyBird Guide to Triathlon: Decide Your Distance, Focus on the Finish.

Elizabeth Walthall had the gift of spending a third of her college career in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While there, she fell in love with her Argentine homestay family, ran the city’s marathon, and gained another soul by learning to speak Castellano. Since then, she has finished her degree from Pepperdine University in International Studies, with a Spanish minor. Liz authored The BabyBird Guide to Buenos Aires: Meat, Music, and Mira Vos.

Erin Whalen was one of the pitching success stories of Shark Tank Season One. She and her partner pitched Grease Monkey Wipes and secured a deal with Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavic. She has over fifteen years’ experience pitching multiple businesses to investors with great success. She also consults with entrepreneurs and business owners on new ventures, marketing, public relations, and investor outreach. In 2012, Erin was recognized as a Texas Business Hall of Fame scholar. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin and she authored The BabyBird Guide to Shark Tank: From Prep to Pitch, An Insider’s Guide, as well as The BabyBird Guide to Barcelona: Captivated in Catalonia.

Dr. Heather Silvio is a licensed clinical psychologist. She currently works on a clinical team for a Combat Related PTSD Treatment Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A veteran herself, she was previously a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service. Heather authored The BabyBird Guide to Stress Disorders: A Healing Path for PTSD.

Samantha Des Roches has the natural gift of pulling delicious meals together, including the pairing of wine with the dishes she prepares. With 25 years of experience in the Food & Wine Industry, Samantha complements her extraordinary talents with a Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Today, Samantha enjoys developing menus that bring out the best of both food and wine together. Samantha co-authored The BabyBird Guide to Wine: Decanted & Demystified.

Tanya White is the Founder of BabyBird Guide and spends her time working with authors to deliver against BabyBird’s mission. Her passion is to learn and curious is a good word to describe her. She is known as someone who can Figure It Out. She authored The BabyBird Guide to Startup Speak: A Business Glossary to Get Your Bossy Boots On, co-authored The BabyBird Guide to Wine: Decanted & Demystified, and is also co-author of a series of books published by Empower Lounge, titled The Yin and Yang of Starting a Business.

Vicky Smith has been consulting individuals for over twenty years on the techniques for standing out in an over-crowded job market. She is passionate about providing her expertise to people going through the trauma of job loss and has worked with thousands who found their Dream Job with her help. Her HR consulting work with international organizations and corporate clients provides her unique insights into exactly what employers are seeking in resumes and cover letters, professional communications, and interviews. Vicky is the co-author of the book Staffing Organizations, used by post-secondary institutions across Canada, has written for the Careers column of the London Free Press, and authored The BabyBird Guide to Job Hunting: Aim, Focus, and Land the One You Want.

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