book coaching

As a book coach, I work one-on-one with writers to help them overcome the hurdles standing between them and a finished manuscript. Then I walk them through the publication process and help them query literary agents. Most writers come to me with previous writing experience (in academia, freelance journalism, writing workshops), but they feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the best next steps to take.

Writing is a solitary process and it’s hard to know when you’ve taken a right (or wrong) turn without a collaborator to bounce ideas off of. Writing workshops can be a big help but they're a short-term fix. Writing groups often fall apart when members get busy, lose interest, or lack motivation.

You need someone in your corner who’s been where you want to go, and I have ten years of experience in media and publishing (beginning at the New Yorker), and three published books under my belt, in three genres. My fourth book is forthcoming from Penguin in summer 2020.

My business is successful when my clients succeed. In the past year, four of my clients have signed non-fiction book deals.

Because the services I offer are extremely personalized and time-intensive, I can only work with a small number of clients at a time. My next available opening is in December 2019.

What I do

I specialize in memoir and literary fiction. I offer:

  • Supportive one-on-one coaching

  • Editorial feedback

  • Book proposal development

  • Platform building

  • Actionable publishing advice

What I don’t do: I’m not your girl if you’re working on historical fiction, commercial fiction, or YA/middle grade, or if you plan to self-publish.

interested in learning more?

If you’re interested in learning more about my coaching and editorial services, please fill out the form below. Please note that I am currently booking projects for December 2019.

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