Hey, I'm amber

An international bestselling author, writing mentor & story doula who believes in the healing power of the written word.

stories are medicine

There’s a common fear associated with sharing our truth. And it’s a fear I know well and continue to confront each time I bring a new creative endeavor to life.

It sounds something like this: If I put my truth out there, people may judge, shame, or push me away. I may lose connection, love, acceptance, and belonging.

In my 15+ years of writing & publishing the truth about my life, what I’ve come to discover is that the opposite is true.

True belonging, full acceptance, and whole-hearted connection comes through allowing yourself to be seen, heard, and known. In doing so, we allow others to see themselves in our stories and say, “I feel this way too.”

Our most honest, vulnerable writing is not only a healing salve for others, but perhaps even more importantly, the process of getting those words on the page is often the medicine we need too.

A few highlights

My Journey

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International Bestselling Author

I’m the bestselling author of Choose Wonder Over Worry, which has been translated into eight languages, plus The Answers Are Within You and The Wonder Journal.

Global Reach

My writing and illustrations reach millions of people per month in nearly 200 countries, and my work has been featured in The New York Times, NYMag, TODAY, SELF, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.

Mentored 1500+ Writers

I’ve guided groups of writers to unearth the stories they most long to write, and I’ve helped more than a dozen get six-figure book deals.

Seth Godin Alum

I helped Seth Godin start a publishing imprint with Amazon, where I supported authors like Steven Pressfield and Derek Sivers to edit and market their books.

Keynote Speaker & Workshop Leader

I've spoken to and led workshops at celebrated brands Kate Spade, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Lululemon, Unilever, and SAP, among others.

Deepak Chopra

"Amber Rae’s personal journey of moving from self limiting beliefs to her true self offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential."

Deepak Chopra

Derek Sivers

"Some rare people have a winning touch that gives you a feeling they're going to make a big difference. I've been around long enough to watch it come true every time. Amber is one of the rare ones, and everyone who's met her has felt it.”

Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur & Author of Anything You Want
Heather Zara

Working with Amber was one of the best career decisions I've made to date. She is a powerful conduit of creativity, a wizard with words, and a strategic force that intuitively knows how to bring a vision to life."

Heather Zara

Director, Storyteller & Founder of Zara Creative
Steven Pressfield

“Amber offers the boldest invitation of all: to be your truest self and pursue the calling that is yours and yours alone."

Steven Pressfield

New York Times bestselling author of The War of Art
Whitney Bolster

“After 10 years of staring at a blank page, Amber unlocked my writing life again and gave me back to myself as a writer and human. Best investment I’ve made in a very long time with so much to show for it.”

Whitney Bolster

CEO & Creative Director, Ampersand

dream team

Amber Rae
Author & Writing Mentor
Jadah Sellner
Resident Business Mentor
Whitney Bolster
Maddie Nieman
Web Design & UX
Allie Rigby
Editorial Guide
Nikki Ali
Writing Guide
Kellee Tarum
Community Care
Evelyn Vargas
In the Media

Featured Podcasts

The Myth of Success with Matt D’Avella

How to Quiet the Inner Critic & Tap Into Wonder with Max Lugavere

Strengthen Your Intuition & Unlock Your Inner Wisdom with Chase Jarvis

Unlock the Answers Within You with Cathy Heller

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