Isn't it time to raise your book up from the depths?

From coaching to publishing...


heavenmcarthur-karenLacey-085-webRes2I’m Karen Lacey, and welcome to The Uncommon Octopus!

As a bestselling author with decades of writing experience, I know what it’s like in the wild and wooly world of writing, editing, and publishing.

It’s why I founded The Octopus.

My dream is to provide an unprecedented level of high-touch, high-quality book coaching and writing services. My team and I help inspired and creative people just like you tell their stories and bring their books into the world.

Effectively, powerfully, beautifully.

If you’ve got the courage to bare your heart and soul, my team and I can help you put it on the page.

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