As the author of 15 traditionally published books, and contributing author to more than 30 books, I have spent a lifetime honing my craft and learning about the publishing industry. I have also been a professional speaker, teacher, event director, and conference faculty for over 25 years.

Now is the season that I most enjoy encouraging and coaching others on your own spiritual, writing, and speaking journeys.

I am happy to meet online with you for an hour or a season. Email me with what you are hoping to accomplish together and I will respond with what I have to offer, fee range, and how we might proceed.

I look forward to hearing from you. LucindaSMcDowell @ gmail.com

under the mercy, Lucinda


Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell is the author of 15 books and contributing author to 30+ books. Her award-winning books include Soul Strong, Life-Giving Choices, Dwelling Places, and Ordinary Graces. Lucinda, a member of the Redbud Writers Guild,  Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), and First Place for Health Advisory Council, received Mt. Hermon “Writer of the Year” award and guest blogs monthly for ‘The Write Conversation.’

Whether coaching writers and speakers, pouring into young mamas, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. As a communications teacher, she has served on the faculty of Speak Up Conference, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Florida Christian Writers Conference, Asheville Christian Writers Conference and co-directs the annual spiritual retreat reNEW – retreat for New England Writing & Speaking.   Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, McDowell shares words from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at www.LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com