Our Mission

Together we'll move your story idea out of your head and into print, helping you craft a compelling page-turner you'll be proud to share with the world.

You

Today may be your "Some Day"... but you don't need to get overwhelmed. You just need to know the NEXT step.

Me

I help you personally get from start to DONE with one-on-one training and coaching, video classes, and live workshops.

Your Book

You're a real person with a real story, and it's time you shared it with the people who need it most.

Have you told yourself, “Someday I’ll write a book,” but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have a finished draft but are afraid of getting rejection letters on the way to publishing…

Today is your “Someday.”

Who am I? The award-winning Writing Coach, Author, Editor, Publisher, and CEO of Year of the Book press, an elite artisanal publishing house that specializes in one-on-one amazing author experiences. My clients not only start writing the book of their dreams, but they complete and publish phenomenal books. Award-winning books. Bestselling books. Life-altering books.

Even from people who never thought that they could.

Some authors and titles include: Michelle Martin Dobbins – Personal Alchemy, Relationship Alchemy; Kim Walsh-Phillips – No BS Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing; Laura Rudacille – Invisible Woman, Attic Treasures, and Saltwater Cowboy series; Maria Hillegas – Payback, Lonely Little Pony; Connie C. Scharon – Enchanted Lover and Highland Legends series; Elizabeth Courtright – One Fine Beast and Grace series; Sondra Lambert – In Trance; and Dr. Michelle Gordon – Life.Matters Cookbook.

Each client’s work is as unique as its writer, and I guide you through the process one baby step at a time, so you can focus on what’s most important. Your book.

I am also the founder of York Book Expo, one of the only urban book festivals that puts the work of regional and local authors center stage, and helps writers establish their brand in a crowded marketplace. You never have to wonder, “Where will I start when it’s time to launch my book?”

Download your free copy of “Throw-Away Words” – a handy guide with worksheets that help you immediately strengthen your writing by removing or replacing filler and vague words and phrases with content that packs a punch. Click here to download

Specialties: writing coaching to help you finish the first draft of your book (with less pain!), guided and instructional editing to help craft your best book ever (and make all your writing stronger), professional book formatting and cover design to make your book stand out, email list setup and growth, best-practice blogging and website strategies for authors; social media skills using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram (to build your tribe of raving fans!); and social media automation so you can spend more time focused on what you really love – writing your next book!

Services

Whether you have a finished and polished manuscript or just the germ of an idea, I help you turn your story into a professionally published book.

Work at your own pace with personalized writing lessons and training, or gallop to the finish line with one-on-one instruction and coaching.
Time to turn that first draft into a polished gem with three levels of professional editing – so your work is not only error-free, but crafted with finesse to make your readers crave more.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, your book’s cover is worth a hundred thousand. Make sure your book attracts the raves it deserves with quality interior formatting and cover design.
Take the headache out of getting your book into print, and let me guide you one easy step at a time through the process from start to finish.

Real People. Real Books. Stories that MATTER.

Ready to Make this YOUR Year of the Book?

Click the box and I'll contact you personally to get started.