After spending a decade directing communications for NGOs, since 2007 I’ve worked as an editorial consultant and collaborative author. I've created books with leaders and visionaries in business, education, governance, human rights, philanthropy, media, science, healing and well-being. I specialize in making complex issues accessible to mainstream audiences via appealing, compelling, and persuasive nonfiction books.

Books I've birthed include: Decolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanueva, The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard; The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones; The Age of Dignity by Ai-jen Poo; Free to Make by Dale Dougherty, and Find Me Unafraid by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner. Please find more about me at arianeconrad.com.

Because these collaborations are intense, I only manage to serve a few people each year. Every month I turn away worthy, inspiring projects, sending people on to other editorial consultants or asking them to wait six to twelve months until I have availability. That’s why I decided to launch the STORIA SUMMIT.

The CORE TEAM behind the Storia magic includes North Atlantic Publisher Tim McKee who leads a session on the behind-the-scenes of publishing; Marcelina “The Body Whisperer” Belkius who offers massages during the breaks; and our ineffably creative and accommodating Chef, Scott Buchanan. Each of them is returning for their 3rd Storia in 2019, making for a deeply grounded experience.


Portrait photo by Dan Taylor Photography