Book Coaching is a relatively new profession that has sprung up in recent years to replace the support publishing houses no longer provide to writers. But how does book coaching differ from the services editors provide? Can anyone call themselves a book coach, and what exactly do they do for writers? A vibrant community of book coaches is growing around the world, creating a referral network to and from editors to get writers the support they need at the right stage of their writing journey. Author Accelerator Certified Book Coaches Dinah Laprairie and Suzy Vadori will give you a glimpse into this growing profession, show where editing overlaps with their work, and explain how they work with editors to help writers reach their book-writing dreams.
Suzy Vadori is an Author Accelerator Advanced Certified Book Coach. Suzy specializes in breaking down complex writing concepts into manageable steps for newer writers to get the book idea onto the page in a way that will make readers take notice. She works with fiction and nonfiction writers in memoir, mystery, thriller, fantasy, science fiction, women’s fiction, romance, middle grade, and young adult. Suzy is the bestselling author of The Fountain Series and has received three Aurora Nominations for Best Young Adult Novel. Find her on YouTube, Instagram or at suzyvadori.com/
Dinah Laprairie is an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach, writer and editor. She is passionate about stimulating positive social change in communities and loves working on projects that question the status quo and call out unfairness. For 13 years, Dinah served as editor–publisher of Open Minds Quarterly. Today, she supports authors as an editor and coach. She is happiest working behind the scenes, supporting the goals of people who want to make change by sharing their professional and lived experiences on the page. Find Dinah on Facebook, Twitter or at www.dinahlaprairie.com