published authors

 

Lori Harder

Lori Harder is a self-love expert with over 6 million listeners on her  Earn Your Happy  podcast. In  A Tribe Called Bliss  she shares the exact structure she used to build her own tribe and grow from the anxiety-ridden, unhealthy, introverted underachiever she was to the confident woman who takes risks and leaps out of her comfort zone, with a foreword from  #1 New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein.

Lori Harder is a self-love expert with over 6 million listeners on her Earn Your Happy podcast. In A Tribe Called Bliss she shares the exact structure she used to build her own tribe and grow from the anxiety-ridden, unhealthy, introverted underachiever she was to the confident woman who takes risks and leaps out of her comfort zone, with a foreword from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein.

More about Lori at:  loriharder.com

More about Lori at: loriharder.com

Janna’s loving voice and ability to help bridge the gaps between thoughts and also the freedom to write and find my voice while giving me advice on how to use it more powerfully was the only way the book got written.

I was connected to Janna through Gabby Bernstein, and I knew she was going to be a pivotal part of getting this book out.  Because I had never written a book before, I needed someone to hold me accountable and also to critique, in a loving way, the writing that was going through.  Janna’s loving voice and ability to help bridge the gaps between thoughts and also the freedom to write and find my voice while giving me advice on how to use it more powerfully was the only way the book got written.

There are definitely moments of challenge beyond what I ever imagined, but she was the voice that reminded me to not give up and to keep writing into it.  She is an amazing coach who gave me the freedom I wanted to bring the best in my own writing out while making it more clear and making it pop a bit more. 

A Tribe Called Bliss has gone on to be a #1 best seller because of how true the voice stayed during this process.  Sometime people want a coach to write the book for them, she won’t do that, she will challenge you to own your process and sit with you through it.


 

authors on their way

 

Melanie Frome

Because I've had this story in my head since 2013, there has been a sense of urgency to complete and submit to publishers and her diligence in processing chapter upon chapter in a timely manner has been so reassuring of her willingness and desire to support my vision.

The level of detail she provided to help me through the editing process has been invaluable for the journey through my first novel. Her gentle nudging towards more information, more dialogue and attention to historic details is helping me bring the story to life in a way I could not have done without her.

I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Janna. You will always have clear expectations & guidelines on what is expected of you and of her. A process that is followed and adhered to, keeping you both on track. Intelligent editing that will take NOTHING away from you as an author and keep the integrity of your work intact. Her amazing sense of humour and compassion has been a treasure since working together... and I could continue the list....but I promise you...you will not be disappointed.


Andrew Mrotek

Janna's support while working to complete a manuscript feels more like collaborating with a colleague than contracting editing or proofreading services. She is a published author with great business acumen and the capacity to improve writing in any literary style that comes her way.

I think above all, writers seek - and perhaps fear - a truly talented and critical eye for their work. Janna brings both of these qualities to the process of writing a book and lets you leave the fear behind. She respected the long hours of work that went into my manuscript by providing honest, clear feedback and by diving deep into every thematic and stylistic layer of the story. With the pace at which words and information bounce around today, it can be nearly impossible to solicit writer's feedback that is at once thorough, candid, and technically robust. Janna's input was all that and more: while working with me on my manuscript, she was able to switch gears and meet me at any level while encouraging me to challenge the limits I placed on myself.

Janna's support while working to complete a manuscript feels more like collaborating with a colleague than contracting editing or proofreading services. She is a published author with great business acumen and the capacity to improve writing in any literary style that comes her way. Not only is Janna skilled at unearthing the gems that are hidden in every writer's raw work, she devotes so much energy to helping you visualize and achieve the final form you want your writing to take.


fun facts

  • I am old school. I work in MS Word, and I get just about as tech-y as Google Docs.

  • I will most likely not send you a contract during Mercury Retrograde, which I think works better for us both.

  • I do not work on the weekends, so it would be extremely rare to get an email from me after 5 PM on Friday or before 6 AM on Monday.

  • I am not a “copy editor.” In fact, you might actually find “typos” on my website. Not all editors are copy editors, but I can help find you one if you’re in need of pristine, polished grammar edit to get you ready for press. AKA, damn-near perfect. I am here for your story, structure, content, voice, work usage, and big obvious grammar blunders.

  • Perfectionist copy editor I may not be, but I have a wild respect for grammar. I’m of the camp of oxford comma, among other things.


FAQs


How much will it cost to write and publish my book? I cannot tell you how much it will cost you to write and publish your book, but I do not know any authors who did not heartily invest in editing services. Additionally, if you choose to self-publish, you may also pay for design, proofs, marketing, and distribution.   

How long does it take to write a book? I have worked with authors who have taken one year to four years. This all depends on your writing style, your time commitment, and your ability to push through your blocks when the going gets tough. I wrote the first draft of my first book in seven months. My writing style is intense, somewhat sleepless, and determined. I gave myself a year to go big or go home. I did headstands or switched chapters when I got stuck—and lived off black coffee.  

Do I need a social media following? Yes, indubitably. Literary agents (the folks responsible for shopping your book around to publishers) nowadays require a Facebook or Instagram following - to show you have an audience. And to even be considered for the New York Times Best-seller list, you must have a very robust email subscriber list. And for those of you considering self-publishing, the social media audience you build is made of the people who are going to buy your book. Create Space on Amazon is my favorite program for self-publishing, by the way.

If I self publish, who will buy my book? Your social media following, which is the reason that (whether you go the traditional route (a publishing house) or the self-publishing route) you will need to have many people very excited to buy and read your book when it comes out. 

Have you written a book? Yes, I have written two. He Never Liked Cake is my first book, and Move Feel Think is my second. 

Do you have any other writing coaching options available? Outside of a single session or editing services, I do not. After much trial and error, I have found that the most effective, connected, and inspired way to work one-on-one with an author is to commit to two sessions each month and the delivery of two to eight chapters each month. However, if you absolutely cannot make two sessions a month work, there is still potential to figure out a plan that works for us both + your book if it feels right.

Do you work on book proposals? Yes, that is a separate service that we can discuss. 

Do you edit other material, other than books? Yes, I have an hourly rate for blogs, articles, and anything with words on a page.

Will you be honest about the quality of my writing and the subject of my book? Yes, always. I have turned down offers to work with writers, because I do not understand their message or I do not feel they have a strong enough reason or enough enthusiasm to create a quality manuscript. I also know how terrifying it is to believe yourself an author, let alone get to the place where you share your work. The first drafts are rarely reader worthy and there are reasons for that, reasons that we will work through together. 

Are you going to write another book? Yes, eventually. I have some ideas percolating, but I can’t seem to settle on one that is worth carving out the time to write it. But the folders on my laptop might say differently.

Can you guarantee that I will be on a best-seller list? No, I cannot guarantee that. We can talk about what it takes and why that it’s important to you. But I truly believe that if your message is strong, your story is good, and you do the hard work, then you have all the potential in the world to reach a wide audience, earn money from book sales, and feel really good about what you’ve created. That might land you on a list and it might not. What matters most is why do you want to land there.