I’m an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach!

Dear Vi,

Life is all about change, and ain’t that the truth? If you’ve visited the website lately, you’ll have noticed a few changes. Well, a lot of changes actually. A new URL, for one. A new business, for another!

I started the Covid year by enrolling in the very robust and highly esteemed Author Accelerator book coaching program, and last month I received my certification. Oh my gosh, I can’t tell you how excited I am!

I am back on the horse! I’m back in the world, learning and doing! I’m a Certified Author Accelerator Book Coach!

And…I’m terrified! Starting a new business enterprise on the cusp of turning 60? Oh, my gosh, don’t even get me started.

But…life is change!

Take a naturally occurring coach-in-the-wild, someone who has a knack for something and a lifetime of training in cross-over skills with an affinity for the written word and the desire to work with writers, train them in methods and best practices and voilà! What do you get? Magic. Book Coach magic.

Okay! I know you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about. Just what the heck is a book coach, anyway?

A book coach (or writing coach) is a professional editor, a mentor, and a cheerleader for writers at any stage of the writing process.

A book coach:

  • acts as a sounding board for creative ideas
  • guides the writer to reach their writing goals
  • is invested in the writer’s project but also in their writing journey
  • often works with the same writer for months or years

I work with writers, helping them get their stories out of their heads and onto the page. At the moment, I’m concentrating on fiction. However, I’d love to work with memoir as well and am currently studying memoir coaching under Jennie Nash in Author Accelerator.

If you’d like to check out my brand new website, I’d love to see you there! Heads up, it’s not 100% finished yet – one page at a time, right? But today I’m taking a deep breath and shouting out olly olly all come free! Here I come, ready or not!