You are amazing. You are worthy. You’ve got wisdom and experience and an important message. You’re full of treasures you desperately want to share.

Maybe it’s a book, or a talk, or a deep desire to create… something.

In your mind’s eye, it’s so beautiful, what you are here to express. Because it’s what you’ve been gathering for a lifetime. And it has the power to really transform someone’s life—if not the world.

You do not want to die with this still inside you.
It’s that big.

But when you sit down to write, things feel constricted. Your words get tangled and don’t say what you want them to. It’s hard to stay focused on something so big. And easy to be very hard on yourself and retreat back to what is small and familiar.

Expressing something this precious and bringing an idea from the ethers of your mind and heart into the world is a little like stepping into a wilderness. Especially when you’ve been censoring yourself for decades. It can be scary and overwhelming at first. You want to turn back. You get exhausted.

In the wilderness, you need to know where you’re going, you need a map—and you need to trust your strengths.

I promise if you follow your map, trust yourself and your strengths, and keep going, it gets easier. More joyful.
Magical, even.

I have helped hundreds of authors and other message-bearers like you dig deep to more freely express your truest self, map out magical and compelling projects, and create with joy and self-trust.

Together we design a unique container for your vision and your own style of expression so that it can be received by just the right people. Together we move through the dark and resistance into a wide open space of creativity. 

I don’t believe in formulas or a books-in-a-weekend—but I do believe in efficiency, in polishing and trusting your own lens, and in the incredible healing power of taking your work from not-done (so painful) to done (the greatest high there is).

If you know you’re ready to claim what you are here to say and to bring it into the world, I got you.

Come on inside.




I am thrilled! With Madeleine’s terrific, ongoing support and the courage and clarity she gave me, we created a Book Map that helped me accomplish a HUGE task with doable steps, one after the other.

Continuing to work with her, I became a better writer and wrote and published my first book—the one I’d been thinking about writing for a decade. It’s not only an Amazon best-seller, but it’s also opened the door to new speaking opportunities on a national scale. And I just finished working with Madeleine on my second book!

I highly recommend Madeleine to everyone I know who is thinking, “I think I have a book in me but I don’t know what to do next!” 

 —Julee Hunt, author of You Are Worthy: A Guide for the Overwhelmed Perfectionist and Parenting with Soul.

Queen for a Day

Queen for a Day

“You have a lot of queen energy, “Star says. “Like a queen on the Scottish moors.” She paints a feathery design on my forehead. A bird or headdress or crown. I’m at a retreat in Topanga, California. Sipping wine outside in March.



As I was making a present for my baby niece a few weeks ago, this kept happening. With just about every stitch, the thread would transform from straight and smooth to a crazy thrashy tangle. I untangled that night more than I sewed…

Can I Get a Witness?

Can I Get a Witness?

The guests start zipping up their down jackets, attempt to pull last bits of meat off the roast pig, and the microphone just sits there on the grass. Come on, it says, now or never. I grab it and then grab Jen.