Hope Koppelman is a writer and the author of two books which are set to release in 2018, The Gifts of Writing and The Secrets the Earths Keeps. For over 12 years Hope has been leading the creative initiative at TUT, serving as both Creative Director and Editor. She is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and a life-long student of the Universe, learning to deepen and evolve her awareness of love every day. She spends her time between the mountains in Western North Carolina, the ocean in Florida, and a small village in Southern Spain.


A brief history of my life

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    Born in Takoma Park, Maryland

    Born at 9:29 am on October 2, 1982. Little did I know, but yoga and meditation were already a part of my life. My mother practiced both during my birth.

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    ATTENDED the Waldorf School

    Thanks to my parents, I attended a school that emphasized IMAGINATION in learning and took classes like “woodwork,” “knitting,” and “eurhythmy.”

  • 1992

    WrOte my first novel

    At age 10, wrote a 24-chapter novel called “New Girl,” about pre-teen girls finding their way in the world. I decided I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.

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    becAme a black belt in Tae Kwon Do

    My parents convinced me to start karate, and several years later I was the first female Black Belt in my school. My yell could be heard down the block.


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    Moved to Pagosa Springs, Colorado

    My adventure-seeking parents moved our family west to the tiny mountain town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado (population: 8,000, stoplight: 1).

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    wOn my first writing contest

    In 7th grade, I entered a writing contest called “My American Hero,” which I wrote about my older brother. My passion for writing grew even stronger.

  • 1996

    realized that “god” does exist

    One night in bed, I asked “God” for a sign, proof of its existence. I was immediately surrounded in white light and felt a jolt of energy to my heart. My life has never been the same since.

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    Moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    My jet setting parents, brother, and I left everything we knew behind in the US and set off on a new adventure to Mexico, where we lived for 6 months.

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    GRADUATED COLLEGE & found my dream job

    Graduated from the University of Florida, scoured classified ads, and landed my dream job working for NY Times bestselling author, Mike Dooley.

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    2006 – Present

    TravelED all over the world

    Traveled all over the world, including Egypt, Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, Peru, Honduras, and many other countries.

  • 2008

    FEll madly in love with yoga

    Attended my first yoga class, nearly threw up, challenged myself to stick with it, and became a Certified Yoga Instructor 6 years later.

  • 2013

    WOn a HAY HOUSE publishing prize

    Submitted a book proposal and won a publishing prize from Balboa Press, a division of Hay House. The book will be published in 2017.

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    HelpED my mother traverse

    Helped my mother cross to the next life. I feel blessed and grateful every day, her presence is a strong force that remains with me through all I do.

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    MoveD to Ronda, Spain

    Spent a month living in a tiny village in Southern Spain and fell in love with the freedom of working from anywhere.

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    MoveD to Asheville, North Carolina

    Took a leap of faith and moved to Asheville, NC, but kept my dream job (now I work from my “mountain chateau”). It was one of the hardest and most rewarding decisions I’ve ever made.

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    CO-PublishED my first book

    Wrote and published Love Your Life in 30 Days with friend and mentor, Mike Dooley. It became an Amazon Bestseller in its first month.

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    Publishing my first solo book

    The Gifts of Writing  will be releasing in 2017.

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    Publishing my first children’s book

    The Secrets the Earth Keeps  will be releasing in 2017.