Above: From Written to Recommended is a private, calm, distraction-free environment.
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.
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 From Written to Recommended VIP 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.