The Team

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Dr. Laura Bush

CEO, Author, Speaker, Writing Coach

Dr. Bush earned her doctoral degree in English from Arizona State University and taught writing and literature courses for over 20 years in university classrooms. For 10 of those years, she also developed curriculum and facilitated workshops and conferences to train other faculty members to teach more effectively in person and online. 

Jane M. Powers

World Class International Speaker, Entrepreneur and Coach

Jane M Powers has over 30 years of sales success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, international speaker, and coach, including her real-life experience founding and running multi-million dollar businesses. Using her straight forward, big-hearted style, Jane empowers thousands to transform their message to money with her “Speak to Profit” Formula.  As a marketing and sales expert, Jane knows that success is about the power of your message. Entrepreneurs hire her to speak with confidence and sell with authority, so they can generate a sustainable sales funnel to easily identify, capture, and close on ideal clients.  She brings everything you need to take advantage of the most powerful marketing tool around: Speaking!

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Jane M. Powers

World Class International Speaker, Entrepreneur and Coach

Jane M Powers has over 30 years of sales success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, international speaker, and coach, including her real-life experience founding and running multi-million dollar businesses. Using her straight forward, big-hearted style, Jane empowers thousands to transform their message to money with her “Speak to Profit” Formula.  As a marketing and sales expert, Jane knows that success is about the power of your message. Entrepreneurs hire her to speak with confidence and sell with authority, so they can generate a sustainable sales funnel to easily identify, capture, and close on ideal clients. She brings everything you need to take advantage of the most powerful marketing tool around: Speaking!

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Beth Blumit-Dieterle

Executive Assistant

Beth Blumit-Dierterle earned a BS in elementary education from Northern Arizona University, taught briefly, and then worked as an administrative assistant. She joined Peacock Proud Press in 2015 and provides the business with QuickBooks and technical support, website and social media management, video, graphics, and event production assistance. She also serves as PTO treasurer at her daughters’ school and operates a small craft business with her mother. 

Denise Romano

Associate Writing Coach

Denise Romano earned her MA in education from Arizona State University and her BS in business management from the University of Phoenix. For over 11 years, she worked as the administrator and assistant administrator of the Residuals Department with the Directors Guild, the entertainment union that represents film and television directors. Then she followed her dream to become a teacher and taught writing and English for seven years in an Arizona Title 1 public school with underprivileged youth. From creative writing to business publications and communications, Denise brings words to life to make a difference. She currently works as a freelance copywriter and proofreader creating business-building copy that sells.

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Denise Romano

Associate Writing Coach

Denise Romano earned her MA in education from Arizona State University and her BS in business management from the University of Phoenix. For over 11 years, she worked as the administrator and assistant administrator of the Residuals Department with the Directors Guild, the entertainment union that represents film and television directors. Then she followed her dream to become a teacher and taught writing and English for seven years in an Arizona Title 1 public school with underprivileged youth. From creative writing to business publications and communications, Denise brings words to life to make a difference. She currently works as a freelance copywriter and proofreader creating business-building copy that sells.

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Dr. Holly Welker

Editor

Holly Welker is the editor of Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and coeditor of Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon: Critical Essays on the Broadway Musical (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona as well as an MFA in nonfiction writing and a PhD in literature with an emphasis in contemporary American literary nonfiction (autobiography, essay, and memoir) from the University of Iowa. She has taught university-level creative writing courses (poetry and nonfiction), as well as a range of literature courses. Holly has edited poetry collections, memoirs, personal essay collections, and novels. Her own writing has appeared in such publications as Best American Essays, The Iowa Review, Poetry International, Slate, and the New York Times

Sarah Bush Lloyd

Associate Writing Coach

Sarah Bush Lloyd earned an MEd in educational psychology and an MEd in school administration, as well as a BS in home economics, health, and vocational education from Brigham Young University. She worked as a principal, a guidance counselor, and a home economics and health teacher for over 25 years in Utah public schools before retiring to begin part-time work at Peacock Proud Press. She believes a lifetime of happiness starts when kids enjoy the love of a significant adult, clear boundaries, and a vision of how their talents and passions can make a difference in the world. Besides her love of teenagers, Sarah is a skilled writer and an expert cook with an extraordinary organizing skills and an eye for great design. She graduated from cosmetology school at 19 years old and still loves to style hair, design flower arrangements, and cultivate a beautiful garden in her backyard.

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Sarah Bush Lloyd

Associate Writing Coach

Sarah Bush Lloyd earned an MEd in educational psychology and an MEd in school administration, as well as a BS in home economics, health, and vocational education from Brigham Young University. She worked as a principal, a guidance counselor, and a home economics and health teacher for over 25 years in Utah public schools before retiring to begin part-time work at Peacock Proud Press. She believes a lifetime of happiness starts when kids enjoy the love of a significant adult, clear boundaries, and a
vision of how their talents and passions can make a difference in the world. Besides her love of teenagers, Sarah is a skilled writer and an expert cook with extraordinary organizing skills and an eye for great design. She graduated from cosmetology school at 19 years old and still loves to style hair, design flower arrangements, and cultivate a beautiful garden in her backyard.

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Evelyn Jeffries

Editor

Evelyn Jeffries is in her fourth career focusing on the written word. After graduating from Brigham Young University with an MA in English, she taught English and writing for several years. She subsequently spent 20 years as a litigation paralegal researching, interviewing, writing, and editing; then 19 years as a real estate agent, writing and editing residential and commercial contracts. She is now a freelance editor living in South Jordan, Utah. She has edited 20 books for Utah and Arizona entrepreneurs and writers and is a volunteer editor for the LDS Church History Department.

Wendy Ledger

Transcriptionist, Editor

Wendy Ledger has a BA in French and English, graduating magna cum laude from Tuft University. She received an MA in creative writing from San Francisco University and taught introductory creative writing there. She has been a transcriptionist since 1989 and has been certified as an editor through the UC Berkeley Extension Professional Sequence in Editing program. Wendy has also written a coming-of-age novel, Joy Returns! and published her most recent book, Kate and the Horses.

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Wendy Ledger

Transcriptionist, Editor

Wendy Ledger has a BA in French and English, graduating magna cum laude from Tuft University. She received an MA in creative writing from San Francisco University and taught introductory creative writing there. She has been a transcriptionist since 1989 and has been certified as an editor through the UC Berkeley Extension Professional Sequence in Editing program. Wendy has also written a coming-of-age novel, Joy Returns! and published her most recent book, Kate and the Horses.

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Becky Norwood

Book Promotion and Publishing Expert 

Becky Norwood is an International Bestselling Author, Book Publishing Expert, Coach, and Speaker.  She has worked with over thirty clients to become bestselling authors, both nationally and internationally. A bestselling book launch helps authors establish their credibility and leave a lasting legacy of their life experience and expertise. Becky also works with authors to develop promotional tools and techniques that increase their visibility and keep their book from getting lost in cyberspace. 

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