Jacquelyn B. Fletcher is a stepmother of three children and mother of one. She is a full-time freelance writer who sits on the Board of Directors of the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis-the largest independent literary center in the nation. She is the author of the award-winning book A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom (HarperCollins, 2007) publisher of www.becomingastepmom.com, co-founder of the Stepfamily Letter Project, and host of the popular Stepmom Circles Podcast. As a stepfamily coach, she has educated stepmothers in the United States, Canada, and Japan about stepfamily development in her Stepmom Circles Group Coaching classes.
Since the launch of A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom, Jacquelyn has received feedback from stepmoms across the globe who found great comfort in her writing style: a tell-it-like-it-is honesty combined with the empowering energy of a cheerleader. The book won a 2008 iParenting Media Excellence Award and was a 2009 Gold Recipient of a Mom’s Choice Award. She’s been interviewed from coast to coast on television and on AM, FM, and satellite radio shows, including KARE 11, MomTalkRadio, RadioDisney, Women Aloud, Talk of the Town, and many others. Her work has appeared on traffic-heavy websites including PsychologyToday.com, LifetimeTV.com, Cafemom.com, Daughters.com, MomTalk.com, Stepmomstation.com, and Steptalk.org.
Jacquelyn’s advice for stepmothers and reviews of A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom have appeared in publications including: Arizona Bride magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Daughters, Image Parenting magazine, Gloss Magazine, LifetimeTV.com, Macleans, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Bride magazine, Minnesota Parent magazine, MomTalk.com, Newsday, ReMarriage Magazine, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Stepmom Magazine, Washington Post, Wellesley College alumni magazine, and Wisconsin Bride magazine. Counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia who are in the trenches daily with stepfamilies often report they are using Jacquelyn’s book as a study guide to help blended families.
Besides teaching, she is often asked to speak to groups of writers, students, and therapists-in-training, so she is comfortable and engaging in front of an audience.
Jacquelyn Fletcher is an engaging and enthusiastic guest with both television and radio experience. For more information email her or 612-618-4330.
“Jacquelyn is a storehouse of knowledge on this subject. And better yet, she talks to you like a trusted friend who has been through it before, because she has.” -Lizz Sommars, host of Conversations with Lizz, KBSG-FM
For the past five years, Jacquelyn Fletcher has inspired the writers she’s worked with at the Loft Literary Center to go after their dreams. Now Jacquelyn brings her motivational skills to families by delivering a message of empowerment. Her inspiring talks speak to members of stepfamilies and for those who simply want more consciousness and harmony at home. No matter the audience, she is passionate about helping people discover how to create the life of their dreams. For more information or to book Jacquelyn, email becomingastepmom (at) gmail (dot) com or call 612-618-4330.
“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation last night, even not being part of the “step” world. You are completely delightful. I attend a lot of these events and yours was a real treat. You have a great presence, a natural manner, a real sense of humor and you speak beautifully.”
-Debra Kass Orenstein, literary property attorney
“Jacquelyn strikes just the kind of balance one wants in a teacher: she provides relevant and incredibly useful information and is also an endless source of enthusiastic support. As an instructor and coach, Jacquelyn lets you know what works and what doesn’t, and helps you both articulate your goals and believe that you can reach them. You just can’t ask for more valuable help and inspiration.”
“The more I think about Jacquelyn and the course, the more I recognize how much I learned and enjoyed. The course offered encouragement, inspiration, and insight. As a teacher, I can’t think of richer praise.”