About Rennie

Rennie DyballRennie is a storyteller.

She has been since about the age of six, and she’s been slowly but surely expanding her audience ever since. An experienced author and book collaborator, Rennie is also a People contributor after 15 years as a full time writer and editor at the brand. She is currently working as a book doctor for Fuller House star Andrea Barber and has her own memoir in the works as well.

Rennie was project manager for TLC star and No Body Shame founder Whitney Way Thore’s I Do It With the Lights On. She co-authored Christian Siriano’s Fierce Style, Hollywood animal trainer Sue Chipperton’s A Famous Dog’s Life, and Tiffanie DiDonato’s inspirational memoir, Dwarf.

Rennie has interviewed and written about hundreds of celebrities as well as everyday folks—and about a dozen famous animals. She’s reviewed movies for People, written book reviews for The Boston Globe and has contributed to several other publications.

She is an avid equestrian and barre devotee, a fan of gymnastics and psychic mediums, and an HGTV lover and wannabe professional organizer. After 11 wonderful years in Manhattan, she now lives with her husband and two daughters outside of Baltimore.

Praise from Collaborators:

I can’t wait to work with Rennie again on another book. A task that first seemed insurmountable was broken up into manageable pieces with a lot of laughter and a-ha moments sprinkled on top. – Whitney Way Thore, author

“An extremely talented writer, her insight and industry savvy combined with her commitment to uncovering and telling the best story possible makes Rennie a dynamo storyteller and collaborator.” – Liz Keenan, associate publisher, Flatiron Books

“I will work with Rennie again any time, any day. She gets her subject’s voice, she handles revisions well, and she meets deadlines. A total pro.” -Beth de Guzman, Vice President, Digital and Paperback Publisher, Grand Central Publishing

 “Working with Rennie has been an editor’s dream. Unfailingly cheerful and efficient, she has the enviable ability to mold an author’s voice into a polished narrative while maintaining its authenticity. Hire her now!” – Becky Cole, executive editor, Penguin

“If you want to make your mark in this world, you need someone as unafraid as Rennie by your side. You can’t ask for a better co-author.” – Tiffanie DiDonato, author

“Rennie Dyball is the consummate professional! She’s fast, meets deadlines, is a pleasure to work with, and best of all, she has the rare ability to channel someone’s unique voice. I have worked with her on two books now, and would be thrilled to work with her again.” – Sara Weiss, senior editor, Ballantine Books

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