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Book Coach

Theresa (T.K.) Kiser, Book Coach

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"Your advice has been a huge blessing!" – ALICIA S., AFTER A MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE

As a tradtionally-published and self-published children's book author, I love to support other authors through sharing my experience. I offer coaching for children's literature, including board books, picture books, and up to young adult novels. I am the author of three children's books and the winner of the 2016 IPPY Gold Medal for "Best Juvenile Fiction" as well as of Scholastic's Nationwide First Person Fiction contest. 

I provide one-on-one critique services for novels and picture book texts. Contact me to discuss your proposed project. We will discuss your particular project, but in general, I charge:

  • For novels: $0.015 per word
  • For picture book texts up to 1000 words: $30
  • I work with documents in Word or Google Docs, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, numbered pages, contact information and word count on the first page.

Are you stuck in your writing? Or would you like assistance in knowing the next step for your book? How about professional insight into next steps on your publishing journey?

  • As an author experienced with traditional publishing, self-publishing, freelance writing, the general market, and niche publishing, I love using my experience to help you on your journey!
  • We will meet over Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet, so that I can answer your most pressing questions about how to proceed with your writing and publishing goals. I assist writers from the developmental stage through submission! My general rates are:
  • Rate: $40/hour over Skype/Zoom/Google Meet


"Theresa really knows the craft and is so very generous with her experience and knowledge." – JILL B., NOVEL-WRITING STUDENT

I look forward to hearing about your work, and helping you set course for success!