I fell in love with writing when I was just a child, crafting poems about magic attics and winged unicorns, and then reciting them at the Lucia May Wyant Speech Contest at my school. Since then, I have written in a great variety of formats, including song lyrics, poems, novels, and more! Some of my creations include:
I am co-author of The Eleven Series fantasy fiction novels with co-author and fellow artist J.J. Bende. Three of the four books in the series have been published, and the last book is due out soon. The book is family-friendly, with an 11-year old girl as protagonist, yet has enough depth to hold the attention of readers of all ages.
You can get a copy of any or all of the published books (Shadow and Light, Clouds of Solitude and Shifting Tides) at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com. You may also learn more about the series on the Eleven Facebook page.
Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Authors
Carisa Holmes, Creativity Coach, has co-authored 3 novels.
Carisa Holmes, Creativity Coach and JJ Bende at book signing for Eleven: Shadow and Light.
I write lyrics and melody for existing tracks, and I can also co-write and co-produce tracks for those who are not familiar with DAWs like Ableton and Garage Band.
I can work with a quick sketch of a few chords and build an entire song with you from there, or I can step in last minute on a nearly-finished electronic track and add a sticky vocal hook that will make your music stand out from the rest.
I can sit down and write spontaneously in an informal jam session, or work in a more formal manner with those who prefer to proceed in a more structured way.
I also help people get over “songwriter’s block” and get back to writing – and finishing – the exciting music they are meant to create.
How I Can Help You
Through my workshops and coaching programs, I help aspiring writers/songwriters and people who are already writing to tap into their creative power, allowing them to create more inspired and compelling works.
Or, if you would like personal coaching from me, your Word Doula, to assist you in bringing forth that letter you need to write, the book that has been stuck inside you for too long, or the compelling content you know you’re capable of creating, please contact me now for your free consultation!
Carisa is one of the most multi-talented human beings I have ever met – she can write bar none, she is an accomplished musician and singer, and she facilitates deep transformation within others through her healing and artistic work.
I highly recommend Carisa as a wellness coach, a creative arts or healing group facilitator, as a professional writer and a one-to-one soul healer.
Carisa is a talented and gifted performer. I have always enjoyed working with her and recommend contacting her if you are so inclined to pursue your creative interests.
Carisa, is that rare professional that has a work ethic that always exceeds your expectation. She is a most talented creative perfectionist that is quite the joy to work with.
Carisa is well versed as a writer and thought provocateur! I would most assuredly recommend her to those of you seeking an authentic and spirited coach, great listener, and also a result oriented professional.
Carisa’s services are intuitive and personal. She makes a big difference in a small amount of time, I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family if they were feeling stuck in their creative projects!
After our Reiki session, I feel much better physically. I had a nagging muscular problem in my levator scapulae that I could not make go away and it’s now gone! Thank you so much!
Not only do Carisa’s methods work, it is empowering to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of how our bodies work. It’s amazing how little most people know about these things including those in the medical profession. Why treat the symptoms when you can find the root of the problem and build from there?
If there’s any person I know who is dedicated to health and wellness across all scopes of life, it is this lady. She knows and she shares for the benefit of others. She’ll coach you well.
I have known Carisa for over 10 years her energy in her healing work is straight from the heart.
I’ve had some of the most profound healing experiences while on the table with Carisa. I have witnessed others whom have worked with Carisa, children and adults, and it’s been amazing to see their transformation.
Carisa has a strong intuition and a gentle touch, super professional and comfortable to be around. To see her perform her music is mesmerizing and inspiring.
I would recommend Carisa to anyone who would want to expand their creativity. She will work hard to give you what you need to do so in all facets of creativity – music, art, writing, speaking, and much more.
I’ve been working with Carisa Holmes for more than two years now. She has opened many doors for me to explore myself and my creativity. From songwriting to music theory and using my voice, to allow me to tap into my creativity without inhibition, and giving me more confidence in what I want to achieve as a musician.
Carisa Holmes has a beautiful gift of creating soulful music and lyrics that touch peoples souls. She provided workshops at our health and wellness center. Everyone loved it and can’t wait to have her back.”