Professional Writing, Personal Touch

Founder, Cindy Childress, Ph. D. 

Dr. Cindy Childress, The Expert’s Ghostwriter

Dr. Cindy Childress, The Expert’s Ghostwriter

Cindy Childress, Ph. D. is The Expert’s Ghostwriter and developed the Write Your Book Blueprint™. She founded Childress Business Communication to offer boutique book writing services to specialized experts who want to write books to create a legacy in content. Her clients, including international bestselling authors, rave about her careful listening, belief in their books, and proven process to make their ideas sound even better than they imagined—and just as if they’d written the words themselves.

She’s a member of The Nonfiction Authors Association, Copy Chief, and The Writer’s League of Texas. As an independent scholar, she presents creative writing and theories of writing at literary conferences, most recently the Louisville Conference on Languages and Literature. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University, where she studied Writing and Communication. Her M.A. in English is from the University of South Florida. She attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and completed an English generalist Ph. D. with a creative dissertation. 

You can join her in Paris this fall for her Business, Books, and Belief writing retreat for people ready to tell your story, but not sure where to start. She also teaches creative writing classes with Writespace Houston and fosters dogs and cats with Citizens for Animal Protection. 

Read more about her creative writing courses here!


Writer and Editor, Susannah Russell

Writer and Editor, Susannah Russell

Writer and Editor, Susannah Russell

 

Susannah Russell has a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Texas. She also holds a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

During her time at the University of Houston Law Center, she served as Chief Notes and Comments Editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, working directly with law students to craft and hone their own pieces of legal scholarship. She received the 2012 Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP’s Writing Award for Distinguished Paper in Business from the Journal. For two years, she also served as a Brief Writer on the Law Center’s award-winning Moot Court Team. During her tenure as a Brief Writer, she led her team to win Best Brief Overall in 2012 from the Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Championship and Third Best Brief from the American Bar Association’s 2012 National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition held in Washington D.C.

Susannah spent five years in the energy industry, where she learned how to communicate complex legal and regulatory issues across company departments to minimize risk and facilitate operations.

Susannah is ecstatic to be a part of the Childress Communication team!