Let’s Bring Your Book Into the World- My Book Proposal Course Starts in February

by Kim on January 7, 2018 · 1 comment

The process of writing a non-fiction book proposal and finding a literary agent is complicated and it’s a lot of work. The proposal process can be confusing, seemingly guided by a conflicting set of rules that must not be broken. It can feel like everyone else has secret knowledge that you aren’t privy to, some back alley roadmap to publishing success.

I know because I’ve been there. In 2015 I set out to write a proposal and find a literary agent for my memoir, “The Yellow Envelope.” I had no idea what I was doing. But through a process of mentoring, trial and error and reading all the books, I was able to write a successful book proposal, sign with a New York City literary agent and sell my memoir, “The Yellow Envelope,” to a top publisher.

It’s been quite the journey.

The day I walked into the bookstore and saw my book on the shelf was a dream come true (my book was in Target, y’all. Target!) That dream is possible for you, too, but it takes a strong proposal, query letter and sample chapters.

That’s my hand holding my book in Target (!!)

Me at home, just hanging out with “The Yellow Envelope”

For the past year, I have been working with a small group of non-fiction writers to help them bring their books into the world. And now, I’m ready to take this book proposal work to a whole new level. I’ve created a six-week course to help new authors navigate the book proposal and query process because it’s exactly what I needed when I was starting out.

Let me help you bring your book into the world!

On February 19, 2018, I am launching a six-week book proposal course. Click here to see the week-by-week course schedule. We will meet virtually as a group once a week until March 26, 2018 (the calls will be recorded if you can’t be there in person) to cover every aspect of the book proposal and query process, and you’ll have support and accountability the whole way as we walk through the process of writing a book proposal and a query letter. Call-by-call we will deconstruct the pieces of a book proposal, set realistic deadlines, commiserate over the difficulties of writing (ha!), and of course, I’ll be on hand to answer any and all of your questions about book proposals and the world of professional writing. I’ll even provide you with copies of my book proposal and query letter for “The Yellow Envelope,” as well as a number of other handouts and will personally review and edit your completed proposal.

I am passionate about helping other writers achieve their writing dreams and feel so fortunate to have ushered many through the process of writing their book proposals already.

Here’s what a few of the writers I have worked with say about our work together:

“I found Kim on the internet while researching how to write a book proposal for narrative non-fiction. I’m a complete novice to the process and needed in-depth consultation while I wrote my proposal. Kim has been absolutely fantastic. She’s both kind and thorough, and I feel like I’ve grown as a writer since working with her. Her suggestions have been on point, and by focusing on the arc of the proposal, she’s helped me reshape the arc of my narrative into something I’m far more proud of now. I highly recommend her services, and thank her for her thoughtful and intelligent guidance!”  Heather Sommerlad

“I had no idea where to focus when starting to write my book. I didn’t know what to do first and it was paralyzing. Kim’s advice about how to start writing my book proposal was informative, practical, and easy for me to follow. She gave me a step-by-step plan on where to begin and insight on the best way to get my book proposal ready. I really appreciated her willingness to answer all of my questions, big or small. She also shared great strategies for how to build my platform in the way that will best support my proposal. Thanks, Kim!” Anna Lively

“Kim has been a tremendous help to me throughout my proposal process! Initially, I was inspired by her blog post that described the methodology she used when writing the proposal for her first book. Once I started writing and piecing together my own proposal, I knew she would be the perfect resource to provide feedback and insight. She is an accomplished author who knows how to take the reader on a journey and understands what agents and publishers are looking for.” Christine G.

Invest in yourself, your book and your writing career and join me in February. Or, if you prefer to work with me one-on-one email me for details and we can get started right away.

The six-week course costs $700 (payable in two installments if you prefer, just let me know). You can find a week-by-week agenda for the course here and answers to common FAQ’s here. If you’ve still got a question email me and I’ll get right back to you.

Register today and make a commitment to (finally!) write your book.

I’ve got more writing workshops (both online and in-person) and a writing retreat (!!) in the works. Sign up for my writer’s newsletter to be notified about all new writing courses and to receive exclusive discounts.

Happy writing,



{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Patti January 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm

I love how you continue to define your path!


Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge