with Kathy Sparrow

Writing and Publishing

Writing and Publishing Consulting

Write Books that Change the World

This is my premier one-to-one coaching program for writing books.

Our goal together is to develop a polished manuscript that is ready for publication. I hold a sacred space that explores your individual creativity so that you can really speak your message and write what needs to be said. In each session, I encourage you to freely express yourself and embrace the courage to be seen and heard in the world.

We will meet twice a month via Zoom to accomplish the following:

  • Identify your message and theme.
  • Define your ideal audience and purpose for your message.
  • Develop the outline of your book.
  • Set milestones and deadlines for content delivery.
  • Collaborate on editing revisions.
  • Create a Book Marketing Plan that Sells.
  • Build Your Author Platform, through blogging, social media posts, and podcast appearances. 

Commit to you, your dreams, and your writing today! Book a free introductory session below.

Jumpstart Your Book!

Energize your writing with this 5-session coaching package. Gain clarity of what you want to say – and how you want to say it.

Together we’ll:

  1. Identify your message and the themes to address (you’ll have a questionnaire to fill out prior to this session).
  2. Create Your Outline (usually 5, 7, or 9 chapters with an intro and a conclusion).
  3. Develop Your Outline with bullet points: stories, lessons & possible reader engagement questions for the end of chapters.
  4. Complete one chapter and receive feedback.
  5.  Review revisions and make a plan for finally finishing your book.

Each session would include my review of up to 10 pages of your work and a 45-minute Zoom conference call.

Your Investment – 997    


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Jumpstart Your Book: 5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm and Confusion  and Finally, Begin Your Writing!

June 3 – July 12.



Build Your Buzz

Creating an author platform allows your readers to find you. This is vitally important as you step out into the world with your message. Here, we strategize ways to increase your credibility and visibility through blogging, social media posts, and podcast appearances.

Together, we'll:

  • Repurpose content from your book into blogs and social media posts.
  • Research the best platforms for you to post your blogs.
  • Develop a reasonable schedule for writing your blogs or ghostwrite your blogs for you.
  • Work with designers to create eye-catching, effective visuals to highlight your message.
  • Identify media outlets (radio, TV, and podcasts) that reach your ideal audience

About Kathy Sparrow

Literary Midwife Kathy Sparrow is an award-winning author, ghostwriter, screenwriter and publishing consultant who has been mentoring aspiring writers of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry for over two decades. Many have penned bestselling books because of her book coaching services. Known as a “behind-the-scenes secret weapon” to thought leaders, Kathy specializes in the areas of self-development, leadership, and memoir. She was recently named one of the “Top 15 Book Coaches to Watch in 2023” by LA Weekly.

She is the producer and co-creator of Stanky & Cece Adventures, which is currently being considered for an animation series based on the children’s books Stanky & Cece: Break the Rules (2022) and Stanky & Cece: Out of Control (2023).

Kathy is the co-author and project lead of  Your Kaleidoscope Mind: Getting More Done by Letting Things Go and Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. Her novel, The Whispered Teachings of Grandmother Trout, is touted as the feminine version of A River Runs Through It. She is completing It’s All in the Cast: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Presence, Power & Performance (2024). She has ghostwritten books and blogs on the topics of banking, personal growth and development, memoir, and leadership, including The Precipice of Life: Leadership and Personal Growth Insights from a Mountaineer’s Edge.

Throughout her career, she has worked with IDG Press (the former For Dummies publisher), Master’s Press, Wish Publishing, ARE Press, and others.  Her work as a journalist has also appeared in Saltwater Fly Fishing, Indianapolis Woman, Indiana Business Magazine, E Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine and may more.  A university professor, she taught writing in first-year writing programs, sophomore literature, theatre and marketing for authors at National University, Southern New Hampshire University, the University of Texas-Pan American, Pikes Peak Community College, and Southwestern Community College. 

Kathy has studied transformational methodologies with Jack Canfield, founder of  Chicken Soup for the Soul and author of The Success Principles, Dr. Deb Sandella of The RIM® Institute, Laurie Seymour of The Baca Institute, and Renee Moorefield of Wisdom Works.  She is a Certified Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and Canfield Methodologies, Certified Be Well Lead Well Pulse® Guide, and Master RIM® facilitator. Kathy relies on the science of success tools to assist her clients in overcoming obstacles and mindset limitations. She holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration on literature and cultural studies.

Kathy enjoys yoga, hiking, fly fishing, and adventures with her partner and family.  She lives in Toluca Lake (LA) with her partner and is frequently in San Diego to visit family.  You can also find her in Colorado, Mexico, Oregon-or wherever her travels take her.  Her websites are: kathysparrow.com and awritablelife.com.  


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