Kay Clark-Uhles

There's more to your story than you think!

I am passionate about life stories/histories, whether coaching, editing or writing them.  Let me help you find your voice!



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Stories for Generations

Kay Clark-Uhles is an editor, consultant, and writer. As a writing consultant and editor, Kay works primarily with new authors, her compassion for which stems from experiences in teaching and college administration. She assists her clients in finding and expressing their individual voices.

As a writer Kay is passionate about recording memoirs, biographies, and life stories in each subject's voice to be preserved for generations. In 2008, Kay created "Journey Memoirs" through which she writes and holds workshops where sacred stories, fairy-tale diaries, or other written works are created. Kay is a contributing author of Fearless & Fabulous: Finding Your Way through Change and Beyond--available now--and is excited about the release of her first book, Parts, Pieces, & Particulars: A Primer for Single Moms Raising Boys and Single Dads Raising Girls, coming later in 2020.

Kay has an M.Ed. from Colorado State University in adult education and training, and a B.S. from Southern Illinois University in communication with minors in creative writing and sociology. When Kay is not editing, coaching, or writing, she is spending time with family, traveling, playing golf, or enjoying a sunrise or sunset.


Working with Kay was effortless! She was so helpful guiding me through the editing process.

She had many wonderful suggestions to help me with my content, and was very patient with me through the entire process. I definitely hire her again!

~ Danelle Brown, Queen Bee Consulting

I was thrilled and terrified to be asked to write a chapter in a new anthology, Fearless & Fabulous, Finding Your Way through Midlife and Beyond.  I was given the opportunity to work with a writing coach, Kay Clark-Uhles. Kay took the time to listen and calm my nerves.  With Kay's guidance, I finished my chapter that authentically tells MY story. 

~ Jules Karagiannis, Espresso Yourself Coffee & Café

Knowing Kay was in my corner in creating my chapter was so reassuring.  As this was my first opportunity to publish something, I was nervous.  She guided me adeptly with word and phrase suggestions to better get my ideas across.  Invaluable!  I appreciate her expertise.  Thank you, Kay!

~ Christine Melton, Purely by Heart Designs

Kay added much more to Repurposed Life than punctuation and grammatical edits.  Her coaching and direction allowed me to focus on the book’s content from the reader’s point of view which improved the flow and cohesiveness of the story line.  Kay is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I look forward to our next project together. 

~Lyn Morris, Author Repurposed Life

I am so grateful for the opportunity to share with others about Kay Clark-Uhles.  She served as editor and writing coach with the contributing authors for "Fearless and Fabulous: Finding Your Way through Change and Beyond."  She was diligent and thorough as an editor and great as a writing coach, strategically nudging me to revisit and refine while cheering me on.  She is great as both an editor and coach!

~Therisia “Trish” Hall, M.Div., Center for Spiritual Living Metro


Reflections of a Quarantined Writer (sort of) – June 29, 2020

By Kay Clark-Uhles

How is the memoir-writing coming? Have you made progress? Recap:  Two weeks ago in Step 1, we started with the creation of a timeline of events in your life.  Last week, Step 2, we worked on naming one event and perhaps finding photos to remind us of what we were feeling and sensing at the time. So having come that far, keep writing. Sometimes it just takes a stream of consciousness to write an entire…

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Reflections of a Quarantined Writer – June 22, 2020

By Kay Clark-Uhles

Last week, in Step 1 of memoir writing through the pandemic, we started by creating a timeline, focusing on one event which called to us and recalling our feelings, values, thoughts, et cetera, during the occurrence of that event. How did that go? Did one event pop out at you saying, “Write me?” Okay. Maybe not. But if you have chosen a story to write about, let’s go to Step 2. First, though, save your…

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Reflections of a (not-so) Quarantined Writer – June 15, 2020

By Kay Clark-Uhles

Tired of being quarantined? Fearful of being released to socialize (regardless of the distance)? Let’s do something about it! I am passionate about memoirs. Memoirs provide an outlet to examine situations and surroundings that may have caused our anxieties and fears. Memoirs are verbal photographs that depict a time or event that created the person we are today. Memoirs record places, people, and events that have led to our existence and, therefore, the existence of…

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