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with Kathy Sparrow

Courses

Studying with others is one of the best ways to learn. The courses I offer provide opportunities for committing to a writing practice, developing your author’s voice, and engaging in powerful feedback sessions. Whether you want to finally write your book, learn how to blog, capture your family’s legacy stories, or write to heal, the courses I’ve created will guide you along the way.

Does this sound like you?

You know you have a book inside you…

But you’re not sure if you’re ready for a long-term commitment with a writing coach…

And you know you need someone to hold space for you, be there waiting for you to sit your butt in the chair and start–or finish–the book, the blog, the course–your work.

You need a Writing Circle that meets at a dedicated time and place each week where you can share space with other writers who need similar support. You need a community!

Or

You know you need to sit down and write – your book, your blog, your course…

But you’d rather scrub the toilet, clean out the refrigerator, or binge on Netflix than sit down with your computer.

You need a like-minded community committed to dissolving hidden mental blocks and putting the proverbial pen to paper.

 Be seen and heard.

 Free yourself and unleash your creativity!

Create a Marketing Plan
that Sells Your Book!

Many authors believe that their work is done once they’ve written their book. Writing the book is actually just the beginning of your publishing journey! Once that book is beginning to take shape, it’s time to view your book as a business. You want to sell books, right? Then you need a plan!

  • Write an effective synopsis of your work.
  • Summarize each chapter so that you know exactly what benefits your readers receive from your message.
  • Craft a bio that highlights your wisdom, expertise, and knowledge. (This means you get to brag!)
  • Know your “competition” by scouring Amazon and Goodreads for books similar to yours.
  • Identify your Influencers (people who will brag about you!).
  • Make a list of your Fans (folks who will buy at least one copy of your book).
  • List all of your organizations and affiliations
  • Assemble a media list where you’ll send an announcement about your book.
  • Create a promotional plan that sets you apart from other authors, 
  • Plus much more!

In addition to meeting 2 times a month for 3 months, I’ll provide you with individual feedback on each section of your marketing plan. 

Plus, you’ll get a 45-minute individual consulting session with me.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the Plan and Confidence that will allow you to sell far more books than if you simply loaded your books on Amazon and hoped for the best. 

The Legacy Keeper

The Legacy Keeper is the keeper of knowledge. Recording the lessons of family triumphs and lessons of loss and pain—and capturing the fruit that can be derived from them—is the mission of the Legacy Keeper.

The good times and those challenging ones are all part of the human experience. They all make us who we are today and weave the story of our legacy. This is the priceless gift we can leave to our children and our grandchildren…Our legacy—and theirs.

If preserving your family history is important and you want to ensure that your legacy lives on, please contact me and we’ll work together to create a timeless book.

Coming

Fall 2024

About Kathy Sparrow

Literary Midwife Kathy Sparrow is an award-winning author, ghostwriter, 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.

Kathy is the co-author and project lead of 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 co-author of the children’s books Stanky & Cece: Break the Rules (2022) and Stanky & Cece: Out of Control (2023). She is completing It’s All in the Cast: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Presence, Power & Performance (2023). 

As a collaborative writer, 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 many more.

A university professor, she has taught writing in first-year writing programs, sophomore literature, theatre, and marketing for authors.    

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, as well as identify how to create a life filled with vitality and wellbeing. Kathy has been recognized as Top Life Coach by Coach Foundation, one of the biggest names in the coaching industry. 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 spends her time in LA and San Diego, and you can also find her in Colorado, Mexico, Costa Rica–or wherever her travels take her. Her websites are: www.kathysparrow.com and www.awritablelife.com

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