writer, editor, speaker.

Ellie Roscher writes, edits and teaches at the crossroads of faith, gender, simplicity, sexuality, and justice education. She is the author of How Coffee Saved My Life and forthcoming Play Like a Girl as well as a blogger here, at Enough and Keeping Faith Today.

Writing

Ellie’s Books

Play Like a Girl

Play Like a Girl

The story of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. Coming in 2017.

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How Coffee Saved My Life

How Coffee Saved My Life

“How Coffee Saved My Life is proof that poignancy and sage advice can come from any age.” -Midwest Book Review

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Essays, Chapters & Contributions

Hammers Don't Build Houses

Hammers Don’t Build Houses

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Keeping the Faith in Education

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Keeping the Faith in Seminary

Keeping the Faith in Seminary

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My Red Couch

My Red Couch

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Editing

Ellie is a professional editor and writing coach based in Minneapolis, Minn. From book manuscripts to essays to blog posts, Ellie will help you:

  • Take your writing to the next level of clarity and beauty;
  • Copy edit for consistency and correctness;
  • Help you decide whether to self-publish or pursue press houses;
  • Coach you through the publication process.

Ellie’s help and guidance were indispensable. I worked with her on my first book, and she helped me with everything from defining the audience, to improving language, to navigating publishing. She is talented, knowledgeable, hard-working, and bright. My book would not have been half as good without her help.

Dr. Peter Kirwin

Ellie is much more than an editor. She’s a supportive coach who knows when to gently but firmly push writers for clarity of thought and strength of ideas, and when to step back and so that they maintain their authenticity and style.

Rabbi Hayim Herring, PhD

Ellie has been a guide and a mentor throughout the ups and downs of the process. Ellie was compassionate and encouraged me when I got stuck. She celebrated with me when I was inspired and when I signed the contract from my publisher. Ellie was flexible with timing and pace. When I needed a break, she waited. When I had a deadline, she was available and timely with her edit suggestions.

Michele Rae

Ellie Roscher is an amazing editor, collaborator, and overall mentor. Throughout the process of editing my novel, she was willing to go the extra mile to help make sure each detail was professional and unique. I have the utmost respect and pleasure to have been able to work with such a considerate and hardworking author […]

Brian F. Smith

Books Ellie’s Edited

Living from the Center Within

Living from the Center Within

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No Pasa Nada

No Pasa Nada

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Hammers Don't Build Houses

Hammers Don’t Build Houses

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Keeping Faith in Rabbis

Keeping Faith in Rabbis

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KTFED-Cover-Image

Keeping the Faith in Education

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Keeping the Faith in Seminary

Keeping the Faith in Seminary

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Speaking

Ellie is a charismatic, engaging speaker who has years of experience speaking to groups large and small, young and old. She is comfortable in churches and classrooms, at conferences and trainings.

Building Healthy Intimacy

Ellie has taught and spoken about dating, sexuality, gender, and identity formation especially within a religious context for over a decade. She has everything from a one hour presentation to a two day retreat package, mixed gender or just girls, and can gear it to middle schoolers, high schoolers or parents.

Book Talks

Ellie also speaks about her books to churches, high schools and book clubs. Slowly by Slowly hits on themes of education in extreme poverty, girls in sports, and international aid. Talks centered around How Coffee Saved My Life address faith, grace and brokenness, self- care while volunteering, and the white savior complex.

Ellie is a dynamic speaker who has a unique style through which she can effortlessly weave together light-hearted and deeply profound subjects to create a clear and cogent message that entertains, engages and inspires.

Rob Fohr, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Ellie’s retreats are the perfect balance of thought-provoking content and stimulating questions to generate conversation. Her energy completely engages the audience, regardless of age or gender. Through witty anecdotes that everyone can relate to, the material (guidelines for healthy relationships) is delivered in a very relevant, comfortable way. Amazingly, she had an entire room of […]

Jody Cornett, English Teacher

I love how Ellie says what everyone is thinking but is afraid to say.

Junior at high school women’s retreat

The women’s retreat was probably the highlight of my whole year. It meant so much to me. Ellie was engaging, interesting, positive and affirming.

Junior at high school women’s retreat

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