September Vaudrey is a writer’s writer. She’s passionate about books that have the capacity to transform people’s lives. She love down-to-earth language, a strong story arc, real-life practicality, the cadence of a good sentence, and the partnership of words and design on a page.
September has written or collaborated on five books, including two that sold a combined 250,000 copies for a bestselling author. She serves as a content developer, writer, and editor at a multi-site church in the Chicago area, where she partners with speakers and leaders to help them maximize their messaging, develop workshops, and create discussion guides.
As a collaborative writer, September works fast and has a knack for writing book proposals that help first-time authors sign contracts.
- Strengths: capturing an author’s voice; crafting a strong book outline to organize the writing process; targeting an author’s content and language to its intended audience; and editing (both developmental and line editing).
- Areas of knowledge proficiency: grief & loss; non-profit & faith-based organizations; medicine (family practice and emergency medicine—her husband was an ER doc); special-needs children; parenting; homesteading; gardening; and the craft of writing and storytelling.
- Other interests: biography & memoir; true-life stories; crime stories; legal thrillers; politics; issues of social justice and compassion
September’s first book, Colors of Goodbye (Tyndale Momentum, 2016), was a 2017 finalist for ECPA Book of the Year (Biography & Memoir). Publishing credits include HarperOne/Zondervan, Tyndale Momentum, and Thomas Nelson.
September grew up on an old dairy farm in the Pacific Northwest. She loves gardening, cooking for friends, and all things family. She and her husband, Scott, raised five grown children. They have three grandchildren—and counting—and live outside Chicago.
Books by this Author
Colors of Goodbye: A Memoir of Holding On, Letting Go, and Reclaiming Joy in the Wake of Loss (2016, Tyndale Momentum)