Get the help of a GOOD WRITING COACH


Need skilled help with your book? Benefit by my decades of experience as a memoir and nonfiction editor, author, writing instructor, and coach.

For memoir, I offer feedback on storyline, pace, voice, characterizations, scene, dialog and more.  We’ll consider the best format for your memoir: linear, framed, braided, or associative. Coaching can involve review of chapters as you write them, with feedback as the book develops.

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

Coaching sessions are by telephone or video call (Zoom) 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 writing craft topics, as needed.

• Review of written material emailed to me in advance of scheduled 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.



Coaching is offered by the hour or in packages of time. Buying a coaching package can save on the hourly fee. Coaching packages can be repeated as often as desired, or arrangements can be made for larger packages (8 or 10 sessions).

Once you sign up, by email I will arrange our first coaching session. If you want to send material for my review in advance of that first call, I will provide details for it at that time. Review of material in advance of our call is billed at the same rate as the coaching call, so please choose the package that makes the best sense for you.



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. — Dr. Roseanne Chambers, 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