Writing Coach/ Marketing Director

Carolyn Flynn


Carolyn Flynn is a journalist, media consultant, newspaper designer and author of literary fiction and nonfiction based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

She is our writing coach and also has led newspaper redesigns, including the Santa Cruz Sentinel in California and The State Journal in Frankfort, Ky., Carolyn's home state.

Carolyn had a 16-year stint as editor of the Albuquerque Journal’s Sage magazine, which won national first place in the National Federation of Press Women. Before that, she was assistant managing editor/design and photo at the Albuquerque Journal, where she led an award-winning redesign. in her diverse career, she has been a sports writer and has managed web operations as well.

Currently, she is collaborating on the development of an Innovation Academy course in media entrepreneurship at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches creative concepts, design and branding, and multimedia writing. An author of seven published books, she also is the winner of the 2014 Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction. Much of her short fiction and narrative nonfiction has been published in journals and anthologies. Her TED talk on “Tell Better Stories, Live a Better Life,” about the power of narrative to change your path, can be viewed at tedxabq.com.

Find out more at carolynflynn.com.