Clara Bensen, author of No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering:
"The first time I met Abe I sat at her kitchen table and cried. My manuscript was due to the publisher in a matter of weeks and it wasn’t quite where it needed to be. Abe made me a cup of tea and said, “I’m going to help you get this finished.” And she did. Together we plotted a timeline that—to my surprise—included dedicated breaks for creative recharge in addition to standard revision goals.
Despite the tight deadline, Abe went over every chapter, editing individual sentences with a fine-toothed comb and zooming out to suggest changes in structural flow. Her sensitivity to diverse readers was especially invaluable for the travel-based portions of my memoir.
As an artist herself, Abe honors both the practical business of writing and the sacred (and sometimes harrowing) act of creation. Her guidance in both areas was a huge service and an enormous relief—without it I wouldn’t have handed in a polished manuscript on time. "
Paige Schilt, author of Queer Rock Love: A Family Memoir:
Azure Osborne-Lee, Playwright and Artistic Director, Roots & Rivers:
Marcela Contreras, Fiction writer:
Tyler Davis, Poet:
Deborah Esquinazi, Documentary filmmaker:
Teresa Hall, author of Thistle & Seeds
David Partridge, High School English Teacher