Book and writing coaching

I’ve read that only three out of every 1,000 people who start work on a book actually finish writing it. If you want to be the fourth—if you really, really want to finally get your book done—let’s talk.

Whether you’re writing a business book, a novel, a memoir, poetry, or something else, I can help with:

  • Concept development and structure—what you’re writing
  • Honing voice, story, and presentation—what your audience wants
  • Your process, progress, and discipline—get it done!
  • Developmental editing and copy editing—make it great!

And when your book is ready, I can publish it for you or teach you how to self-publish it.

I’ve published four novels, a poetry collection, and a chapter book. I’ve also had several short stories and poems published in literary journals, won contests and awards, and been featured or quoted in such publications as US News & World Report, Reader’s Digest Online, and Money Magazine.

I’ve also edited business publications from an industry tech review to a healthcare survey report, and I’ve run technical writing and marketing departments in both nonprofits and corporations. I founded my publishing imprint, Gray Bear Publications, in 2023 with the mission of bringing more art and wisdom to the world.

I currently serve on the board of directors of the San Francisco Writers Conference, where I’ve volunteered for 15 years. And as a certified professional coach, I can bring a depth of wisdom and insight to our coaching relationship that many editors and book coaches don’t.

Everyone says they want to write a book someday. I don’t think most of them actually do.

If you are one of the ones who actually do, then click that button above, set up a time with me, and let’s talk.