Hey there!

I’m a writer from Boston publishing creative non-fiction on culture-related topics such as feminism, music, nature, and history. I am represented by Full Circle Literary.  My most recent book is The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy (Running Press) available now at any of your favorite bookeries. I hold a PhD in Gender and Theatre Studies from Northwestern University and am currently a creative for hire–a list of services I offer below. I’m a photography enthusiast and most happy wandering around out in the world with my camera.

Creative for Hire: Let’s connect

I offer a variety of content and creative services. To start a conversation, email me: smoeschen(at)gmail.com


  • Press Releases
  • Social Media
  • Biographies
  • Brand Content

Freelance Writing:

  • Short/long-read articles, essays
  • Ghost writing
  • Memoir
  • Blog Content
  • Proposals


  • Writing coaching
  • Story/content feedback
  • Organizational/mapping for content, idea generation


  • Finding self-confidence through humor (especially aimed at women)
  • Humor is your superpower—stress less, feel better, and laugh more (wellness related)
  • Unlocking creativity through play & humor
  • Exploring laughter and humor as tools for resilience and resistence
  • Transforming your personal story through the humor
  • Empowering healthier self-esteem in girls and women
  • Networking/communication skills for women—using humor/improv & storytelling techniques for easier, more relaxed networking/communication situations
  • Women get rid of negativity & toxic self-talk—using humor/improv techniques on how to become aware of and transform negative self-image/toxic self-talk practices


  • Wellness/self-care workshops for women caregivers: with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy traveling in the US to local chapters to meet with women (group size 10-15) and at annual conference (group size 20+)
  • Discover, Own, Share Your Story: Using writing, journaling, and creativity prompts/techniques to identify the authentic elements of your story and learn how to shape and share your narrative
  • Creativity in Business: worked with former academic colleague to give workshops on connection between improv principles and creativity in business. Group size 20+, Boston area; gave several workshops at the Bentley University Women’s Leadership Annual Conference on self-presentation through improv