QUERY LETTERS• BOOK PROPOSALS • COACHING • BOOK MAPPING • PLATFORM • BOOK LAUNCHES •
SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS AND SO MUCH MORE
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My passion is helping writers become authors. Whether you are working on fiction or nonfiction, need to build your author platform, want a coach to hold you accountable and walk the journey with you, or need help with a book launch or mapping out your book's story, I look forward to working with you.
I can't wait to learn more about your book! Feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consultation if you have questions about any of my services. And, if you want to learn more about me, scroll down.
Book Coach Pro helps make book dreams come true!
BOOK STRUCTURE & STRATEGY
WRITE YOUR QUERY LETTER
WRITE YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL
NEED A CRITIQUE
BUILD YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
TAKE A MASTERCLASS
BOOK LAUNCH CLASSES & PACKAGES
ENROLL IN A 1-ON-1 CLASS
PREPARE FOR YOUR SELF PUBLISHED LAUNCH
OR REACH OUT FOR A CLARITY CALL
MORE ABOUT ME
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
Chai Tea, Naps, Road Trips
FAVORITE HOLIDAY SPOT
A Cabin in the Mountains
A QUOTE I LOVE
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
You've poured your heart down on paper and want to share your story with the world. I know firsthand the excitement (and many other emotions) that come with writing a book. I also understand the challenges, questions and how it can at times seem like an overwhelming endeavor. I can tell you though, when your book is out there for the world to enjoy, it is a feeling unlike any other.
Today, it is my mission to help others on their path to publishing. I believe everyone has at least one book inside of them and at Book Coach Pro, we use our experiences to help our incredible clients accomplish their dreams.
If we haven't met yet, I'm Marisa. I am a literary agent with Strachan Literary, a traditionally and self-published author, speaker, teacher on various writing and publishing classes, and founder of Book Coach Pro.
I am also a lover of helping people, a wife, and mother to a rescued terrier. Whether I get to work with you 1-on-1 or in a group, I look forward to partnering with you on one of the greatest experiences of your life.
Together, we can make magic happen and book dreams come true!
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A Word From Our Clients...
Marisa makes magic. There's really no other way to put it. She turned a 15-year dream into a reality, and as a result my memoir is seeing print. You won't find a more spirited champion of your story, nor will you run into a more powerful advocate for your voice. I absolutely recommend working with her.
- ALLISON LANDA, AUTHOR OF THE FORTHCOMING MEMOIR, BEARDED LADY
After writing and querying five books that never caught agents' attention, writing a query letter is paralyzing. The idea that this one page has to sell the manuscript I've been working on for a year is just...a bit much. I found Marisa's services through Twitter, her price for a query assessment was reasonable, but I wanted to know more about it. I emailed her a question, she wrote back a thorough and considerate breakdown of her services, invited me to tinker with the packages if my MS needed special treatment of some kind. When we decided to go ahead, I sent her the query I'd scrounged together, and she asked for two days to work on it. I figured she was taking that time to move sentences around, play with the wording. But then I noticed she was checking out my social media profiles, my website--doing a deep-dive into my online presence to help fill in some of the blindspots I had about my own marketability.
The query I gave her was messy. She trimmed it, rearranged paragraphs, and in a thorough and generous Zoom conversation, while going spot-by-spot over everything she'd changed, she dished valuable information about publishing itself. Two months later, I've had four requests for a full MS after sending out my query to a few agents. No guarantee that they'll take the book, of course, but I know that Marisa's counsel helped put my foot in the door. She knew exactly what to say, and how to say it, so that an agent would be willing to check out the sample pages and let the work speak for itself. Incredibly happy with Marisa's help, and avidly recommend it to anyone who's got a full MS and wants to make sure they can present it in as professional and attractive an introduction as possible.