About Essay Coaching’s Debbie Merion
Award-winning author and writing coach Debbie Merion has met many people who find it easier to visit the dentist than to write. With her upbeat passion for anything colorful or humorous, since 2004 she has helped thousands of students, authors and business professionals, and educators learn the secrets for telling their story in a unique and compelling way. Debbie is the founder of Essay Coaching, her consulting business at 343 S. Main St.in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Debbie holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Solstice Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College. She is a college English instructor, an author of over 100 publications, a mother of two successful daughters who are using their college degrees, and was apparently a genius for ten minutes, in an WXYZ (Detroit ABC-TV) story called “Mom’s a Genius”
In 2011 she authored the second edition of Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing and High-Stakes Testing with co-authors John Boshoven, M.S.W, and Geri Markel, Ph.D. This book is a Gold Medal Winner of the 2014 Global Ebook Awards. The team of authors for this college and grad school prep book can be found at collegeadmissionsadvisors.com
Read Debbie’s revealing story about how U-M admits undergraduates: “Paper Cut – The U-M Picks Its Freshman Class” This is the article that launched Essay Coaching and gave thousands of parents the “inside scoop” on how their application is read!