Bathsheba Monk is a nationally known novelist, playwright, screenwriter and founder of the indie publishing company, Blue Heron Book Works, which specializes in memoir and series fiction. Her mantra is “you are the story you tell about yourself” and she believes that shifting the focus of your personal narrative can change your life on a primal level by making you the hero of your own story. She is eager to help you do that. Ms. Monk has published seven novels and has written for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. As the founder and publisher of Blue Heron Book Works, she has shepherded more than 14 memoirs and novels to publication including Tribal Tulum’s founder Joanne Fanny Barry’s Map of Life and Beauty, the story about how she rebuilt her life in Tulum.