We are Elizabeth Ann Atkins and Catherine Marie Atkins Greenspan, and we are bringing blockbuster books to life for remarkable people across America. We are your one-stop-shop that starts with your book’s concept and concludes with publishing your book on a global distribution platform.
Our lifelong passion for reading and writing, as well as our extensive experience with writing, editing and publishing books, inspired us to merge our talents and co-found Two Sisters Writing and Publishing to sell and promote the novels and non-fiction books that we write, as well as the books that we compose and publish for our clients, in our virtual storefront.
We also co-founded Atkins & Greenspan Writing to provide ghostwriting services for books that can chronicle your life legacy; bolster your brand and special expertise; showcase your empowering messages about how you triumphed over tragedy and now help others; attract paid speaking engagements and media interviews; and provide a significant new income stream.
We believe that if you want to share your words of wisdom with the world, you should do so.
We are honored to help you live that dream as a published author. Our impeccable wordsmithing skills, coupled with our exceptional ability to serve as literary chameleons who can compose your book in your unique “voice,” enable us to create captivating, inspiring, and informative books on any topic.
Our clients include leaders in government, business, and global humanitarian endeavors, as well as physicians, spiritual and religious leaders, experts in the fitness and weight loss industries, and everyday people who simply have great stories to share.
We tailor our services to meet your needs by first helping you focus your topic. Then we interview you and individuals pertinent to the book, while also conducting relevant research, to compile compelling content. After that, we do the writing and editing. We handle every detail, including designing your book cover, registering your work for copyright with the Library of Congress, and obtaining your ISBN and barcode.
Then we publish your book and ebook and book on Ingram Spark, which is backed by the world’s largest book distribution network, Ingram Book Group. There, we establish your author page to help boost your sales, and finally, provide you with our royalty management services.
We can meet you at any step in the publishing process. For example, if you’ve already written your book, then we can polish and publish your manuscript, enabling you to immediately start promoting your message and profiting from book sales and royalties.
You can also purchase unlimited copies of your book via this Print on Demand platform, and sell them at speaking engagements, conferences, book parties, book club gatherings and other events.
The benefits of bringing your unique book to life include:
1. Helping people improve their lives by learning your expertise in business, spirituality, wellness, life, finance, education and more;
2. Making a big splash in the local and national media;
3. Garnering paid speaking engagements for you;
4. Attracting new clients;
5. Generating a new stream of income from book sales;
6. Bolstering your “brand” and establishing you as an expert in your field;
7. Serving as your inspiring testimony about how you triumphed over disease, divorce, depression, abuse, emotional or physical trauma, a natural disaster, war and other devastating experiences;
8. Becoming required reading in college courses pertaining to your topic;
9. Chronicling your life story in your own words for your children and future generations;
10. Accomplishing something you’ve always dreamed about, and are now achieving.
While growing up in Michigan, we watched our father write in his journal every evening at the dining room table while our mother worked full time and attended law school at night. Our father taught us to love reading and writing, while our mother, who became a judge, demonstrated that hard work pays off. They both showed us that with family unity, anything is possible.
We now exemplify that as Atkins & Greenspan Writing and Two Sisters Writing and Publishing. Here’s more about each of us.
Elizabeth Ann Atkins is a best-selling author, actress, TV host and award-winning journalist who uses a multimedia platform to inspire people to unlock their infinite potential and live with passion, prosperity, health and happiness.
Elizabeth’s desire to empower others springs from a trailblazing matrix of colorblind love and courage from her mother, an African American and Italian judge, and her father, a former Roman Catholic priest who was English, French Canadian and Cherokee. They taught her to challenge the status quo by writing innovative ideas to edu-tain people.
With a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Elizabeth has written nearly 20 books, including novels White Chocolate, Dark Secret and Twilight (with Billy Dee Williams). She also composed My American Success Story: Always the First, Never the Last, a memoir for Roy S. Roberts, once the world’s highest-ranking black automotive executive.
Current clients include executives, prominent government and civic leaders, physicians, a surgeon, an intuitive medium, a family that triumphed on NBC's The Biggest Loser, an insurance agent and a quadriplegic man who lived his dream to become a record company CEO. Her novellas about empowering women to overcome abuse and identity crises were published in My Blue Suede Shoes: An Anthology and Other People’s Skin: An Anthology.
A health and fitness enthusiast whose 100-pound weight loss was featured on Oprah, Elizabeth co-hosts a weekly television show, MI Healthy Mind, which promotes wellness by shattering stigmas around taboo topics such as mental illness, addiction and abuse.
She is a popular writing coach whose PowerJournalTM program teaches people to enrich their lives with journal-writing. She has taught writing at Wayne State University, Oakland University, Wayne County Community College District, and at national conferences.
A speaker who promotes human harmony, Elizabeth is represented by The American Program Bureau. She rouses ovations by reciting her autobiographical poem, White Chocolate, and has spoken at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, GM’s World Diversity Day, Gannett, 100 Black Men, the NAACP, and many other venues.
As an actress, Elizabeth plays a major role in the feature-length film Anything Is Possible, nominated for “Best Foreign Film” by the Nollywood and African Film Critics Association. She composed an original screenplay, Redemption, a gritty drama about a Detroit gangster and a writer. And Elizabeth plays a 1950s journalist in the international shipwreck drama, Are The Passengers Saved?
Elizabeth has been a guest on Oprah, Montel, NPR, Good Morning America Sunday, The CBS Evening News, and many national TV shows. After writing her master’s thesis about mixed-race Americans, her work appeared in The New York Times, The San Diego Tribune, Essence, Ebony and many publications. Her Detroit News articles on race were nominated for The Pulitzer Prize, and she wrote a biography for the Presidential Medal of Freedom tribute for Rosa Parks.
Elizabeth runs, cycles, lifts weights, does yoga, journals and meditates to cultivate a joyous and peaceful mind, body and spirit.
Catherine Marie Atkins Greenspan is currently publishing a series of young adult novels. With a master’s degree in Writing from the University of San Francisco, she has taught university-level English, Creative Writing and English as a Second Language.
Catherine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan, often in the same classes with Elizabeth, where they read and critiqued each other’s work.
Catherine is a past recipient of writing grants from both the Sierra Arts Foundation and the Nevada Arts Council. She has done extensive freelance writing and editing, including a recurring column in the Reno News & Review called Committed to Community, where she highlighted the work of local nonprofits, as well as regular restaurant reviews, book reviews, features articles and cover stories, including an interview with Nigerian playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Catherine honed her business skills and financial acumen during her decade-long tenure in the brokerage industry while working as a registered representative at both Fortune 100 companies as well as small, independent, family-owned businesses.
Catherine serves as the state secretary and newsletter editor for AAUW-New Mexico, which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Catherine is a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and former meeting room leader where she inspired many others to reach and maintain their target weight range through her enthusiasm for healthy living through moderation.
Catherine’s favorite ways to relax include reading, hiking in the mountains, traveling on two-lane highways, and riding her motorcycle.