Writing Portfolio

Below are the three books I've coauthored. Click through to read the story behind the story. 

Mosaic Garden Projects

Mark Brody & Sheila Ashdown

Timber Press paired me with Portland mosaic artist Mark Brody to coauthor a how-to book titled Mosaic Garden Projects. The challenge for me was…how to write a “how to” book when I did not, in fact, know how to make a mosaic. But, as it turns out, Mark and I made a great duo. 

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Motivate from Within: A Young Adult's Guide to Shooting for the Stars

Camille Adana & Sheila Ashdown

How do you fit a lifetime’s worth of personal development into a single book? You hire me as your ghostwriter. :) After enduring a difficult childhood and then going on to become a successful athlete, high school teacher, and coach, Camille Adana was brimming with insights into the teenage mind. Together, we created Motivate from Within, a book that inspires young adults to deal with their past, aspire to the future, and create a life they’re proud of.  

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Project Sponsorship: Winning Strategies for Executive Leaders

Terri Carbone & Sheila Ashdown

Ever been frustrated with your job? After 25 years in project management, Terri Carbone was tired of seeing projects fail due to common pitfalls and easily avoidable missteps. Terri hired me to help her take her ideas straight to the top by writing a motivational book geared toward project sponsors, the top-level executives who govern corporate projects.    

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