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Let Cara Lopez Lee support you with expert editing, ghostwriting, or coaching!

Editing & Ghostwriting:

Cara has more than 20 years of professional writing experience. She has written, edited, and ghostwritten more than twenty books, as well as writing a variety of stories and projects for the Internet, TV, and radio. Her talent and expertise encompass many genres, including: memoir, creative nonfiction, novel, young adult, journalism, essay, flash fiction, business, and personal growth. Cara also writes high quality book proposals and queries.


Cara has had a passion for mentoring other writers for more than 20 years. She has served as a professional creative writing coach and workshop leader since 2011, both independently and for such organizations as Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver Woman's Press Club, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, and SOMOS Taos. Her students range from eight to ninety-three, beginner to published, fiction to nonfiction. Let Cara help you unleash the story inside you that's burning to be told.

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Cara's Career Highlights


  • Two Truths and a Lie, Podcast #97: BossesThe Boss of Last Resort, live storytelling – 2019
  • Two Truths and a Lie, Podcast #83: CheatsBaby Thumbelina, live storytelling – 2018
  • KPCC In Person, Unheard L.A., Episode #5Shelly and The 105, live storytelling – 2018
  • Two Truths and a Lie, Podcast #61: SurvivalGrampa Vs. the Thomas Fire, live storytelling – 2017
  • Two Truths and a Lie, Podcast #47: CheatsThe Kayak Affair, live storytelling – 2017
  • No Extra Words, Podcast #81: You Looking at Me?The Afternoon Sleepwalk, flash fiction – 2017
  • Manifest-Station & Long Story Short – Smelly Make This Bed, essay – 2017
  • 50-Word Stories – The Showstopper, flash fiction – 2016
  • Pangyrus – Tiny Destroyer of Worlds, creative nonfiction – 2015
  • Rivet JournalWhich Words Come Last, creative nonfiction – 2014
  • Connotation PressSubterranean, creative nonfiction – 2014
  • PlatteForum, DenverHomes Within, Communities Without – short-film installation (producer, writer, video editor) – 2010
  • Denver Post
    • Bars No Barrier to Nurses' Care for Jail Patients, article – 2008
    • Hot, Steamy: Yellowstone's Geysers Shoot Magic, travel article – 2007
    • Back in Time: Canyon of the Ancient Ones, travel article – 2007
  • Los Angeles TimesThe Parasites of Paradise, travel article – 2003
  • Santa Fe New Mexican & Rocky Mountain NewsWorldwide Wanderer, travel series – 2000

Cara has assisted other authors with writing and/or editing more than 20 books, including:

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Cara's Professional Experience

CARA LOPEZ LEE, Denver, CO – Writer/Editor/Writing Coach – 2007-present
  • Write & edit books, book proposals, & marketing materials for clients
  • Coach writers of all abilities to achieve their creative writing goals

MARK GRAHAM COMMUNICATIONS, Denver, CO – Ghostwriter/Editor – 2005-present
  • Write & edit books & book proposals in all genres, including memoir, novel, young adult, business, personal growth
  • Have completed more than twenty book manuscripts requiring long-term client relationships

LIGHTHOUSE WRITERS WORKSHOP, Denver, CO – Youth Workshop Leader – 2011-2018
  • Designed & taught workshops for young writers, ages 8 to 18, for a creative writing center & urban outreach program

HIGH NOON ENTERTAINMENT, Denver, CO – Writer/Field Producer – 2000-02 & 2004-05
    • Dream House – series that followed a couple through the ups & downs of building a home
    • Modern Masters – series about successful artists who made functional art for homes
    • Great American Gardens – series that toured America's premier public gardens
    • Challenge – series that took an inside look at world-class food & beverage competitions
    • Extreme Pastry – special that challenged famous pastry chefs to create giant showpieces
    • Chocolate Festival Fantasies – special that toured North American chocolate festivals

COLORADO PRODUCTION GROUP/CITIZEN PICTURES, Denver, CO – Writer/Field Producer – 2003-04
    • I Lost it! – series that profiled people who lost significant weight (often 100 pounds or more)

UNC-TV, PBS AFFILIATE, Research Triangle Park, NC – News Reporter/Field Producer/Video Editor – 2000
  • NORTH CAROLINA NOW – nightly TV newsmagazine covering statewide issues & human-interest stories

KTVA, CBS AFFILIATE, Anchorage, AK – Anchor/Producer/Reporter – 1992-98
  • ALASKA'S 11 NEWS – nightly TV newscast covering statewide news

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Awards, Associations, Education

Winner, The Moth StorySlam, Los Angeles – Won 1st place in a live personal storytelling competition on the night's theme, Achilles' Heel (2018)
5 Writing Awards, Denver Woman's Press Club – including 1st Place for Nonfiction Essay (2011)
11 Journalism Awards, Alaska Press Club – including three 1st Place awards for TV Reporting (1996, '97, '98)
Lighthouse Writers Workshop (member 2007–present) – Studied advanced novel writing under award-winning authors, including: William Haywood Henderson, Mario Acevedo, and Erika Krouse
Denver Woman's Press Club (member 2004–2017) – Special Events Chair, Program Chair, Unknown Writers' Contest Chair
University of Colorado, Boulder – B.S. in Journalism, graduated with distinction
University of Southern California – Spanish language certificate