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Need skilled help with your book?

Benefit by my decades of experience as an editor, author, writing instructor, and coach.


With memoir, I offer feedback on the storyline you’ve created, on the pacing, use of voice, characterization, scene and dialog.  We’ll consider the best format for your memoir: linear, framed, braided, associative, or experimental. Coaching can involve my review of chapters as you write them, with valuable feedback as the book develops.

With other nonfiction, I help with all aspects of book planning and creation.

Coaching sessions are by telephone or videoconference (Zoom) call and are 30 minutes or 1 hour, scheduled weekly or up to four times per month.




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.

• MP3 recording of your Zoom session delivered by email. (optional)


What Coaching Sessions Do Not Include

• I do not edit your written material. Read about my editing services for that help.

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



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 skills in helping me go deeper into what I was trying to say are just the beginning of a long list of accolades.  — Caroline Muir, Queen of Hearts



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.