I love the coaching process and training authors to effectively communicate their message. My goal is always to help you along the process so you’ll develop the skills necessary to accomplish your goals. Whether you need a mentor to help improve your writing, or are already a veteran author, I will empower you to reach your literary objectives. I serve as an author advocate, always looking out for the best options for the authors I work with. With the advancements in technology, the maze of options is overwhelming and the publishing waters are murkier than ever.
As a three-time self-published author and co-founder/former owner of what became the biggest and most well-known Christian self-publishing company, I will take you through the publishing process from your first draft (or outline) to a published book, safely and securely. You'll end up with a product you're proud of, with the maximum return on your investment.
Completing a book only takes you half way there...without a budget and plan for marketing your book, you are shortchanging the possibilities. Part of the process will be establishing your brand and fine-tuning your strategy for creating/growing your platform. Whether your goal is to stay self-published or prove yourself to a royalty publisher, I will coach you through the necessary steps to define your message and effectively reach your target market. Click here to listen to Athena's workshop entitled "Develop Your Platform: 7 Savvy Secrets to Building it Big" from the Florida Christian Writers' Conference. (http://vimeo.com/64725813)