CiCi Coughlin, who was actually born Maggie (hence all the MaggieSheWrote handles), pays the mortgage by being a non-fiction author, business and personal strategy coach, speaker, and freelance writer. But she’s also a storyteller, a student, a dog schmuck, and a Sinatra fan. She has a ridiculous collection of hair flowers and fascinators, which she wears at will, and can tell you where to find the best traditional, Greek, Italian, Irish, and breakfast nachos in Atlanta.
During a 20-year marketing, project management, and sales career, she drafted literally hundreds of business plans, white papers, instruction manuals, and other stuff no one else wanted to write. She’s also sold more than 1,500 how-to, business, and lifestyle articles to print and online publications. She’s credentialled by both the International Coaching Federation and the Myers & Briggs Foundation, and is halfway through a Master’s thesis on inclusivity and popular romance. She swears she’s not getting a PhD.
CiCi’s fiction career officially launched in 2011, when she sold her first book to Loose Id. That title was followed by four more split between Loose Id and Ellora’s Cave. But her indie publishing experience with the book that just didn’t fit was too much fun and she decided to regain her rights, switch pen names, and play a lone hand for a while.
Her twelve-book high-heat series, Boudoir de Deux, debuted in December 2016 and she has several additional projects in the works. She recently launched a second pen name, Maggie Marsh, which she uses for all things mystery and a few things magical.
Find CiCi on Instagram and Pinterest as @MaggieSheWrote.