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Stories are how we understand the world...someone needs your message now.

Consult Call, Strategy Session, Mastermind or Coaching...

Let's break the mystery of book writing into a process that works for you. Complete the form on the Reach Out page so I'm ready to ask and answer questions in our 30-minute Consult Call.  Fill me in on where you're at, what you want from your book, and how committed you are to your own high expectations. Together we'll come up with a powerful starting point for your writing (even if you have some pages already).

Many people choose to invest in a Strategy Session with me where all my core values (generosity, voice, simplicity) work to your advantage. I give advice generously, assess your voice with empathy and expertise, and simplify your options, all of this in 2.5 hours. Warning: it's a lot like filling your tank with a firehouse, not a garden hose and you're going to love it. My energy and excitement about your project will be so infectious you'll walk away believing in it more than you ever did, and with advice, next steps, and expertise that it would take three courses and too much disappointment to do on your own. Learn more about the Strategy Session here:

One-on-one coaching is the heart was the heart of my business until nearly a hundred clients taught me something—they weren't quite ready for me when we started working together. I created The Story House so you could work on the "why" of your book before you decide how to get at the "what". The Story House mastermind is a writing and book building studio. It is exclusive, invite-only, carefully curated by me personally, and there is only one way in—we have to meet. More about The Story House here. If you think The Story House is for you, book the Consult Call or Strategy Session and we can add this to the list of options we discuss for you, your business, and your book project.

You most likely found your way here because...
  • some considerate friend of yours, or a grateful client of mine sent you

  • you've gotten as far as you can on your own; blocking time in your calendar and staring at the blank page isn't getting the words out

  • you've gotten as far as you can on your own; blocking time in your calendar and staring at the blank page isn't getting the words out

  • you've got sixty pages but no outline, no start and no finish, and no idea what to do next

  • your publisher is breathing down your neck to produce quality chapters and you're stuck

  • your writing doesn't sound the way you want it to

  • you need this book done by the time the website or online course launches and your team is waiting on you

  • you're maxed out, burned out, and can't do it alone anymore.

You came to the right place!

I'll take you across the finish line.

  • you need a writing partner, with proper experience ... Another course isn't going to get the pages written if you feel like you've run out of steam.

  • You need a limitless pool of ideas ... Another tip, template or prompt might get you a paragraph, but what about the other 2,000 of them you need?

  • You need someone who believes you can do this and is invested in you completing the book, and achieving the goal.

fall in love with your book again

I support coaches and transformational leaders, thought-leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, teachers and speakers to develop books that change their readers lives. My client community includes...

the message makers

the movement launchers

multi-books authors

...all of whom have the energy to manifest the change the world needs.

In 2022 I worked on two dozen book projects that have found their way with Big Five publishers, partner-publishers, small boutique imprints and entrepreneurial presses.

Some of my clients have shared their praise about how I helped them meet their publishing goals.
If you just started, I can guide you to craft a book that does what you dream it will before you head too far down a self-doubting path alone. I've been known to be a writer's saviour, especially when...

  • there's a stack of pages staring at you from your desk drawer. I can turn them into a publishable book with you.

  • you're not sure if the writing is strong enough, or maybe a publisher suggested you get some help? I'll revise it with you.

  • you have a deadline looming and you're struggling with time management and organization? Bring me in as a project pinch hitter. We'll get a stellar book delivered on time.

I want to help you write the book that gets your message into the world.
Here's what working together looks like...
  • You write a little, inspired by an event, a talk you gave, a client that you coach, a class you taught, a provocative memory.

  • Your pile of pages grows, and we review them together and keep the best base work, making notes together on enhancements, memories to dig for, conversations to highlight.

  • A chapter title comes out of the content, and you get a mental snapshot of how to begin and end this piece that is now 25 pages centred around a theme.

  • Another theme, another chapter, and we begin to consider a layout, an order of things, an outline.

  • While writing to the outline, at a pace that is manageable yet inspiring, we set aside some part of our calls to consider the bigger picture goals you told me about when we began.

  • Do we need to consider a proposal for an agent? What deadline are you working to? What are realistic expectations given the pace that we have established?

  • And onward we move together, speaking often and reviewing your writing, work plan, goals and expectations on an ongoing basis.


Sounds better than tossing all your pages in the air and giving up, doesn't it?

Friend, you need a book coach.
What do you and your book get when you hire me as your coach?
  • A cheerleader - confidence that you can finish is my main aim in supporting you on your book journey. I'm on your team, dedicated to your project and just as committed as you are to meeting the deadline.

  • An accountability partner - with a writing plan, a schedule for our calls, and me working on your pages every week with you, you won't ever wonder what to do next, or succumb to putting off your writing.

  • A brainstorming sidekick - I'm your coach, and that means that what we do together is confidential, and that you ultimately decide on how you want your book to work. You have a trusted companion to brainstorm with so that you point toward the strongest strategy and maximize your writing time.
  • A wordsmith - I work with you regularly, and show you how to enhance your content, deepen your message, and build your writing muscle with narrative, scene, backstory, reflection, dialogue and other techniques.

  • An expert - I'm the one who can see the process from helicopter level, and is focused on you getting what you want (self-published course companion book, a traditionally-published memoir, or the first of three resource volumes for clients)

  • A sherpa - I'll be carrying the weight of the tough stories, the arduous content, talking the content through with you, so that you can see what matters to your reader.

  • A time manager - I'll get you to the finish line (whatever that is) much faster than you would do on your own. Our timeline is the first work we will do together when we build your writing plan.
"Coaching with Patti is like having a personal writing cheerleader with a thesaurus and a scheduler instead of pompoms. But just as energetic!"

Dr. Mandy Lehto

This isn't a course, and I don't do packages that promise you'll have a book in some amount of time. If you are looking for a checklist, a template or a guarantee, I'm not your coach.

I won't be supporting your self-diagnosed writer's block. It isn't a thing. I won't let you get stuck. I will find a way to work with or around your time limitations, support your work style, strengthen your content and coach you through your self-imposed limitations.

  • your somewhat conceived book idea,

  • some idea of what you plan to include,

  • the book's intended purpose for you,

  • your life, your business, and the goal.

  • (we'll work out the rest together.)

This goal is yours, and yours alone. Maybe you've always wanted to be a writer, and this book has been simmering on a back burner for a decade. Fantastic! Let's write it! Your goal might be to self-publish the book to launch a business. You might be a writer who wants an agent who can get you a Big Five publishing deal. Let's get you there!


Oh, and I won't let you quit —because that's (in part) what you're hiring me for.

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How does coaching work?

Coaching with me is all bespoke, customized to you, your writing process, or your project's needs. If you have a book deal and need 60,000 perfectly polished words in three months, you'll need more support from me than a writer who is giving herself a year to draft a memoir before considering how to publish it.

I choose the juiciest projects only. Because I'm a coach, co-author, collaborator, and publishing project manager, I fill my schedule as the projects come. If I can't block the time to help you the way you need it, I won't say yes. That's the way I work.

I base my fees on how much of my time you want (weekly one hour checkins, bi-weekly half day sessions, or daily project management will all have different time and costs involved.

Hang on a sec'... want to ask me anything, pitch your idea, get loads of advice and my opinion on your book RIGHT NOW?

schedule a Deep Dive call now, or send me a message on the Reach Out page

Clients typically work on a monthly retainer with me, (unless you're doing a one-time Deep Dive Call) (none of that hourly logging or nickel and diming.) I ask for a minimum three-month commitment to hold your spot. I review some pages of your writing and offer detailed feedback each time we meet. That's right, you're getting input on how to strengthen your writing from the first session. Writing is my business.

Need more details on how we can work together?