I love helping writers succeed in your writing journey. I fight for your right to tell your story. I help you shape a strong story, and I work with you to create a plan for the world to experience your book.

Tell Me Your Story

Here are all of the ways I can help:


One-to-One Consult

Plotting to Publishing



Query Consultation

Agent and Editor Conversations



Deep Development Edit

Plotting and Story Review


Online Classes & Virtual Learning

Learn from the Novel Doctor


Complete Book Edit

Editorial Manuscript Feedback



Non-Fiction Proposal

Coaching on the Book Proposal



Novel/Book Coach

Long-Term Engagement


Professional Ghost Writing

Writing A Book in Your Voice


I love storytelling
and together we can make your story stronger.

I love the writing process and I can be your chief cheerleader, helping to encourage you. I’m a bestselling author, but I receive much satisfaction through helping writers like you to succeed.

I receive consistently positive feedback from writers I coach. For years, I’ve assisted writers with their creative process — I’ve worked on many different types of books, from young adult fantasy to New York Times literary fiction to spy thrillers. Start the process by telling me about your book for free or by scheduling a paid one-hour consultation.

You can read more about my qualifications before we talk — I hold an MFA in Creative Fiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop as well as an MA in English Literature. I came to this meaningful coaching work after years of work as a professional editor and journalist. I also have over 15 years of experience as a college English teacher and as a senior manager in the technology industry (Microsoft, Intel, Adobe, etc.). Finishing a book can be a complex endeavor, and I can help you manage this process to a successful conclusion. 

My role as a book coach is to push you forward to the finish line of completing your book and bringing your story into the world.

Let’s go! 

Tell Me Your Story

Jane Friedman, Jennie Nash, Author Accelerator, Lisa Tener, Creative Penn, Joanna Penn