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Are you ready to write a book and need skilled help getting it off the ground?

Benefit by my three decades of experience.

Coaching sessions are 30 minutes or 1 hour each and can include advance review of new material. With memoir you’ll receive feedback on the storyline and its development, characterizations, pacing, voice, use of scene and dialog.  We’ll map the storyline and consider the most appropriate format for your book: linear, framed, braided, associative, or experimental.

With other nonfictionI help with all aspects of book planning, including focusing the topic, selecting the most effective format and creating the book outline, and give you valuable feedback as the book develops chapter by chapter.

Coaching sessions are done by telephone or Zoom (videoconference) call.




What Coaching Sessions Include

• One-on-one guidance as you plan and complete your memoir or other nonfiction book.

• Discussion of any writing craft topic, as needed.

• Review of written material emailed in advance of our scheduled phone or videoconference (Zoom) call.

• Optional MP3 recording of your Zoom session delivered by email.


What Coaching Sessions Do Not Include

• I do not edit your written material. See editing services for that help.

• I do not act as an agent for your book, but I can provide recommended resources.



Suzanne is a thoughtful and perceptive coach.  She listens before she advises.  She brings her experience and knowledge to bear in reading the work for both content and style.  I credit her with helping me publish seven short memoir pieces in nine months. Suzanne’s help has been invaluable! — Marianna Marlowe

Suzanne keeps me focused, on schedule, and motivated. — Monique Mulbray

Working with Suzanne has been tremendously helpful. I hired her to help me organize the vast amount of material I have gathered for a nonfiction book. Her careful reviews of my outlines and chapters, suggestions for changes, and questions where clarifications are needed have been a great help. She’s friendly and knowledgeable, with many creative ideas. She knows the writing business and has impressive writing skills. — Roseanne Chambers, Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, “The Monumental Andes”

Suzanne’s professional integrity is impeccable and her skills in helping me go deeper into what I was trying to say are just the beginning of a long list of accolades. Writing memoir takes time, trust, and making it through repeated challenges. It is very therapeutic, and Suzanne can track the mysteries of the emotional landscape with tenderness and understanding. With Suzanne, writers can soar. — Caroline Muir, Queen of Hearts: The Life of a Sexual Pioneer



Sign up below for a coaching package or single 30- or 60-minute coaching session. Coaching packages can be repeated. I will email to arrange our first coaching session and provide details for sending material for my review in advance of that first call (optional). My time for reading material in advance of our call is billed at the same rate as the coaching option you choose.