Every story has a reader, let's find yours.

Book Boss Author Community is a membership community for authors at any level who want to be fully supported as they take decisive action on their writing and publishing dreams.

You want to write a book. You wrote a book. You wrote several books.

You thought about publishing a book. You published a book.

You want to market. You tried to market.

You got frustrated. Exhausted. Annoyed. Lost. Confused. Did you mention frustrated?

Because writing and publishing can feel so isolating!

You’ve spent hours–weeks–months researching, asking questions, trying to figure out where to ask questions. And though there are a lot of answers (and an overwhelming amount of information) on the internet and Facebook groups, you don’t know if they’re good answers. 

Some of them are good answers, some are good answers but for other people and some are total crap disguised as “expert” advice because the internet is full of faux experts waiting to give their opinion. How do you know who’s who?

And besides, you’re different. 

Read that again:

You’re different.

Your writing is different. You legitimately aren’t like other authors, because no author is like another.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

You won’t do things just like anyone else because you’re not them and they’re not you. And your path has to be different in order to fit in around your life.

Your life.

Your life is already crowded with responsibilities and to-do lists and … and … and … 

You don’t have the time, energy, bandwidth, space for all the things people are telling you that you must do in order to be successful. 

And no one has asked you what will make you feel successful.

Now imposter syndrome kicks in.

Oh yeah, we see you, we know. We know.

You’re wondering if you can do this. If you’re meant to do this. If you’re good enough. If your writing is good enough. If you can figure this out. If it’s worth it. If your time is worth it. If you should just throw in the towel.

Hey, Author?

Your story needs to be told.

There’s a reader waiting for it.

Every story has a reader, let’s find yours.

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That's where we come in.

We’re going to empower you because this is your journey, your story to tell and write, not ours.


You’ll cut through the clutter, cut through the noise, write that damn book, publish it, market it, write the next one and keep going until you hit what feels like success for you.

We know it’s success because we ask you what your success looks like.

We meet you where your needs are now, at this point in your writing journey.

You’re a storyteller.

You love sharing stories that people read, enjoy, fall in love with, read again and recommend…

You’re ready to build a career doing exactly that.

And it’s within your power.

We give you writing, editing publishing, marketing and career information you can trust, from sources you can trust.


We guide you to success paths that follow choices and options that make sense to you and matter to you.


We give you unbiased, no-bullshit opinions based on 20 years of bestselling publishing experience, 1000s of books edited and launched and industry-leading expertise in author career success.

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We give you the tools, the time tricks and the information you need to take decisive action and cut through the frustration, the exhaustion, the confusion — and most of all the feeling of doing it alone.

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Book Boss Author Community members have achieved all these and more — and we’ve actually lost count of the number of books finished and published.

Over a dozen debuts have taken their first steps into publishing through our membership.

Millions of words have been achieved thanks to our co-writing sessions and accountability routines.

Success has been set, achieved, re-written and embodied by hundreds of authors.

And it’s all been done their way. The way that fits into their lives, their energy flow, and their writing speed and style.

You achieve your success in a way that feels good for you.

Not in a way that creates burnout and tears.


Because we know you got this. And we got you.

Our most commonly asked question is...

How do I know this membership is going to help me?

Book Boss Author Community is focused on taking decisive action on your writing and publishing.

Even if some days that action is writing one or two sentences, or making notes for your author newsletter, it’s still focused action and it all adds up. 

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Book Boss Author Community empowers you, supports you and guides you with expert resources toward publishing success on your terms.

That means consistent, professional support for you and your writing, editing, publishing and marketing.

That means giving you ways to create the deep community and personal connections all authors need to build meaningful, successful careers.

That means cutting through all the noise and bullshit to deliver you clear, concise information and resources so you can make progress on your unique publishing journey.

As a community member you get:

Let's talk more about Book Boss Co-Working...

Regular scheduled and hosted co-working sessions in our Co-Working Zoom Room are a vital resource to so many of our members.

At its most basic level, co-working is a way to offer virtually face-to-face company while you get your writing, editing, publishing or marketing tasks done. For our neurodivergent members co-working is a valuable form of body doubling that helps with focus and finishing tasks.

Book Boss Co-Working provides you with scheduled, focused working time with authors who are working on the same things as you and who understand your working needs.

We officially schedule at least one 2-hour session each weekday, in which hosts invite you to be held accountable to a short term success goal within the co-working time. Check-ins during and after the co-working session help you process and celebrate what you achieve.

And just knowing you’re working alongside people who care about storytelling as much as you is an enormous mental and emotional boost.

Here's what our members say about Book Boss Co-Working:

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We believe so strongly in the transformative power of co-working that we also offer a special Book Boss Co-Working Membership tier, for authors who want to focus solely on this aspect of the Book Boss membership.

No matter which Book Boss community tier you choose to join, co-working is a breakthrough productivity method that you can rely on.

Who is Book Boss Author Community for?

Our community has authors at all stages in their careers — even successful, traditionally published authors pivoting to indie or hybrid publishing mid-career.

We support authors who write full time, authors who publish traditionally, indie and hybrid, and authors who write purely for the joy of the craft.

We are a wholly welcoming community and we walk the walk when it comes to equality and accessibility.

Our members share a love for storytelling and feel safe and supported in our VIP community.

Book Boss Author Community is for you if:

Book Boss Author Community isn't a good fit if:


The membership is a monthly fee of $37, billed automatically via either PayPal or Stripe (credit card) and your billing date is every month on the date you joined. We don’t offer refunds, but only because the membership is a month-to-month commitment and you’re free to cancel at any time.

Yes! We have members who’ve written and published dozens of books. The community is publishing agnostic (we encourage and support indie, traditional and hybrid authors!) and designed for authors on all different publishing paths. Of course, your experience/results will differ from those of a less experienced author, but as someone who is a self-described lifelong learner, I firmly believe there’s always something new to learn and things I can help you think differently about in your publishing journey via From Written to Recommended.

Any genre fiction. I personally specialize in romance, mystery, and women’s fiction, so I use a lot of examples of those genres, but we have members writing romance, mystery, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, YA, middle grade, women’s fiction, etc. The membership isn’t geared toward nonfiction writing but a lot of the publishing concepts and discussions are the same whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.

It’s not for you if you say things like “All Lives Matter” or if you think people worry too much about books and publishing being “politically correct”.

The membership is founded on the idea of being a positive and inclusive place, but we’re not going to say there’s no politics, because people’s lives are being impacted and legislated every day.

This community was formed to be a safe, welcoming group, inclusive of all who may have previously not felt heard or included in prior memberships or communities. This group will always be 100% LGBTQIA+ friendly, supportive of Black Lives Matter, open to people of all ethnicities, race, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, background, and will demonstrate that human rights are not debatable or open for interpretation or politicizing.

It’s also not for you if you’re offended by swearing (I say fuck a lot), sex jokes, or other forms of humor.

The membership has members from a variety of time zones across the globe and we strive to accommodate as many time zones as possible.

The only things that have specific times are live events, which depend on my or my guests’ schedules.

If you cannot attend for any reason, you can watch the recording and read the transcript afterward — recordings will always be available to you.

All recorded and live video content is captioned.

The community is on Mighty Network, which is accessible to screen readers but does not have alt-text for images, so we ask members to provide alt-text in the post when providing an image.

"Book Boss Author Community is here to guide and support you in achieving your writing and publishing dreams."

20 years in the publishing industry, 100s of books edited, 2 successful ebook imprints launched and directed (Samhain and Harlequin’s Carina Press) and dozens of novels edited for private clients… 

And now in my own business I have the opportunity to do what I really love: helping authors achieve the creative and business success they need to thrive in their careers.

I created Book Boss Author Community to give you a place where you can be fully supported and empowered as you take action in your writing and publishing career.

Become a Book Boss Author Community Member

$ 37 Monthly
  • Supportive, career-focused, business-forward author community
  • Co-working sessions every day to help you stay on track
  • Live events, Publishing To-Do Tidbits, video and audio replays
  • And so much more!

Become a Book Boss Co-Working Community Member

Access to Co-Working Only
$ 19 Monthly
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