collage of pictures featuring Tamela Rich and her work as an author, editor, and traveler

Looking for any of this?

  • Writing and publishing advice for nonfiction writers. My MBA trained me to put commercial success front and center of every project. No romantic musings about starving for your art here—I don’t own a poet’s blouse.

  • Book reviews (fiction and nonfiction), grounded in:

    • Appalachia

    • America’s racial history

    • Cultural history, especially labor and capitalism

    • Travel narratives

    • Fascinating historical figures and cultural movements

  • Reflections on memento mori from a long-distance motorcyclist who’s survived punishing weather, distracted drivers, a stolen wallet, running out of gas, and having trouble finding a safe place to sleep at night. Remember you must die, so remember you must live (that’s memento mori).

Tamela Rich with her 2022 BMW F 900 XR motorcycle
Me and my BMW F 900 XR

Why I’m here

Always a good student and voracious reader, I followed the level-headed advice of adults when I pursued a career in business. You know, so I could eat.

While at Duke University earning my MBA, I recognized a market for my writing and editing skills in the private sector. It took several years to make the transition from working for the man to working for clients with interesting projects. Now my life is in alignment. I wish the same for every human being.

Books I wrote

Hit the Road: A Woman’s Guide to Solo Motorcycle Touring in 2018 (digital and print).  

Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer and its companion guide (2012) won three awards, and are currently out of print.

Recent client books I edited (2021-2023)

Maximum Trading Gains with the Anchored VWAP: The Perfect Combination of Price, Time & Volume by Brian Shannon, CMT.

Two Old Broads: Stuff You Need to Know That You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know, by M.E, Hecht, MD and Whoopi Goldberg.

Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses by Sheila Kilbane, MD.

The skinny on your subscription

I’ll publish at least once per month, no more than twice. The average post is about 1000 words (compared to a newspaper opinion column, which is 700-750 words).

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Tamela Rich

Author, editor, and motorcyclist publishing two newsletters here. "Memento mori, memento vivere" (remember you must die, so remember you must live).


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