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 Quarantined Writer – May 18, 2020

By Kay Clark-Uhles

America opened for business this past week, at least somewhat.  But open businesses look different than they did four months ago: outside seating in some places encroach on sidewalks and streets; empty tables fill with dressed blow-up dolls or mannequins.  Freaky. I can’t help but wonder how long we will be relegated to dining with substitute humans in restaurants or if we will have them filling in at our own tables?  Perhaps robots, immune to…

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Reflections of a Quarantined Writer – May 11, 2020

By Kay Clark-Uhles

The view from my window in Florida creates a natural setting for reflection. Enjoying this view (unlike that in Colorado where I currently live), I think about the downside of the coronavirus—that is, the chaos and hardships of front-line workers, the grief of those who have lost loved ones, and the isolation, extra time, loneliness, domestic abuse, and/or boredom those of us at home face every day.  But then I question: Do the changes most…

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Reflections of a Quarantined Writer – May 4, 2020

By Kay Clark-Uhles

From the first time I stepped on an airplane at twenty-five years old, I have been somewhat afraid of flying. But I vowed back then that my fear would not keep me in one place on the ground with no experiences. This past week, in the midst of the coronavirus, I traveled from Colorado to Florida via air. Don’t worry. I took many precautions myself; most passengers wore masks and sat rows apart. Air travel…

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