A M (Anne) Carley‘s creative nonfiction and fiction are mostly about contemporary issues and recent cultural and social history in the United States. After careers in arts management, online publishing, and intellectual property law, she now owns and operates Chenille Books, which provides creative coaching and manuscript development to authors, experts, and advocates. She helps her clients become unstuck, and guides writers who want to complete and publish their books.
BACCA helps keep her own life in balance, reminding Anne to keep writing!
Her nonfiction essays, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared online and in print on topics in the arts, arts education, technology, and public policy. She has come to enjoy writing fiction and creative nonfiction, thanks in part to the power of BACCA, and the realization that, with creative nonfiction and fiction, you can use dialogue. And partial sentences.
Anne’s writing handbook, FLOAT • Becoming Unstuck for Writers. FLOAT is available in trade paperback at Central Virginia booksellers including New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, Black Swan Books and Music, Staunton, Baine’s Books, Scottsville and Appomattox, and Over the Moon Bookstore, Crozet, as well as on Amazon, where you can also get the ebook version.
Her FLOAT Cards for Writers offer quick interventions for writers and creative people of all kinds. Boxed decks of 52 cards are available from Baine’s Books in Scottsville and Appomattox, VA, as well as from Amazon.
Anne is coauthoring a workbook for independent authors who need to learn to market their books effectively. The workbook is forthcoming in 2020.
In other news, the novel — the endlessly unfinished novel — is almost finished!
Back when she was serious all the time, Anne earned a JD from the New York University School of Law, where she received an ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize for a paper on the copyright law of minimal and conceptual art. She earned a BA with Distinction in history from Indiana University. She also attended Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, for music conservatory training. A composer, singer, and arranger, she has recorded three CDs. For Brasstown Press, she edited and produced ten books for music educators. Anne lives in Charlottesville, VA.