Inside “A Week Old to Ten”

At the age of ten, Corbin wrote her memoir, A Week Old to Ten and has been in love with personal narrative ever since. She continued on to author four other titles, eventually replacing her typewriter and Elmer’s glue with a laptop and publishers.

In between living abroad and in every region of the United States, she earned a BA in multicultural literature and her Master’s thesis focused on the power of narrative. She eventually settled in the Pacific Northwest  where she worked as the junior editor at a diversity consulting firm and publishing house. From there she became the editor of Verve magazine, which highlighted entrepreneurial women. Rather than a red pen editor, she realized she was a midwife of stories and began freelancing with individuals and organizations helping them craft and share their stories with the world.

She has worked with organizations such as UW School of Law as a writer/editor and was an editor at Lesson Ladder, a publishing house of parenting books. She has created websites and “who are we” materials for a female owned lending institution, numerous schools and learning institutions, a lingerie company for women with breast cancer, venture capitalists, health organizations, political campaigns, and more. 

Her primary focus is partnering with emerging and established writers. As a writing consultant and editor she has helped hundreds of writers achieve their publishing goals and is unique in working with them every step of the way of the process. She has taught writing for over twenty years at colleges, writing conferences, after school programs, homeless shelters, the Richard Hugo House in Seattle and has been a frequent key note speaker at writing venues such as Write on the Sound, Whidbey Writers Conference, Write in the Harbor Conference, and Field’s End.

She is the author of PNBA and WA state Book Award nominee Creating a Life (Catalyst Book Press) as well as three other titles. Her essays have been published in over twenty five publications including Hip Mama, Seattle PI, Stories with Grace, Mothering, Midwifery Today, Parent Map, and several anthologies about the writing process. 

She splits her time editing, writing and parenting in Seattle and hiking, reading and relaxing at her cabin by a river in the foothills of the Cascades.