Coaching Services

Note: Coaching sessions should be paid in advance, preferably with your registration. You can use the pay button on the registration page to pay through Paypal. Please include a note or email me which sessions you are paying for. If you choose a free session I need to know also so I can put you on the list.

Terry Whalin

One-on-one’s available with Terry Whalin in 15-20 minute increments to answer your publishing questions. No charge for these sessions.

RJ Thesman

Are you stuck between an idea and the opening paragraph? Need a boost to find your direction? RJ Thesman offers coaching consultations at the discounted price of $40. Sign up now for this personal one-on-one with a certified writing coach.

Robin Patchen

15-minute critique of your manuscript. Email 1st 5 pages only to She will edit them at home discuss it with you at the conference. Cost is $30.

If you’re interested in a critique of your first 5 pages, please email me at Attach the first 5 pages in a Word document, double-spaced with Times New Roman, 12-point type. 

In the email, please answer the following questions: 

1-What is the genre?

2-How long is the book (assuming it’s finished)?

3-What is your plan for the manuscript—self-publishing, traditional publishing?

4-Do you have an agent and/or a contract on this manuscript?

5-Has it been critiqued and/or edited previously?

6-Do you have any specific questions about your manuscript you’d like me to address?


Sharon Gibson offers the following:

Would you like some feedback and critique on a nonfiction story? Would you like to be a more confident and skilled writer? I will critique a nonfiction story from 500-2,000 words and give you feedback on your story in line with good writing principles.  Email manuscript to in a Word document. I will critique it and send it back. Or if you prefer, I can meet with you at the conference.

Charge $20


Carol Round offers the following:

My services include editing and book design for those who are going the self-publishing route. The cost varies depending on the length and complexity of the project. My one-on-one coaching/consultation service would be $20 for 15 minutes.