About AJ Harper, Editor and Publishing Strategist

AJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write foundational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand and make a significant impact on the world. 

AJ is writing partner to business author, Mike Michalowicz. Together they’ve written six books, including  Profit First,  The Pumpkin Plan, and their latest,  Clockwork. Their book, Fix This Next will be released March 10, 2020. 

Through her Top Three Book Workshops and Retreats, AJ empowers authors with insider publishing knowledge and guides them through the book development, writing, and editing process. Along with Mike Michalowicz (Profit First) and book launch expert, Amber Vilhauer, AJ is the co-founder of AuthorUpLive, a one-of-a-kind book launch workshop. 

As ghostwriter and as developmental editor, AJ has worked with newbies to New York Times bestselling authors with millions of books sold. Past editorial collaborations include Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, Mark Victor Hansen, Mike Michalowicz, Dr. George Fraser, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Harv Eker, Brendan Burchard, Hyrum W. Smith, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolan and Sandra Yancey. Her author’s books have received national and international recognition, including multiple awards each year, starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and inclusion in “Best of” lists in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. 

AJ is the Head Writing Coach for Heroic Public Speaking, the premier public speaking training program founded by Michael and Amy Port, and developed their HPS UNDERGRAD speech development curriculum. She is part of the coaching team for TEDx Cambridge, one of the longest-running and largest independently organized TED events in the world. For TEDx Cambridge, she has coached renowned researchers from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Tufts, and the World Economic Forum. 

AJ lives with her wife and son in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley.