A kind place for soon-to-be
children's book authors to
learn, create, and grow.
Let me help you get your children's book in the hands of parents, teachers, and children who will be inspired by your stories.
I'll help you navigate the creative process of writing a children's book by providing supportive feedback, consulting, and coaching.
Let's get started:
During my Podcasts and Power Hours, you will recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript through creative feedback and accountability.
You’re here because you're looking for
creative feedback while protecting your
You’ve reached out to a published author for kind, creative exchange, only to receive impatient misdirection or simple corrections of your grammar.
You’ve created something and looking for a cheerleader, but hear only chirping crickets in return.
You’ve been afraid to share your story with the wrong people and allow your intellectual property to become shared property.
You need direction to guide you toward your dream of holding your own children’s book in your hands.
It’s not your fault.
And I’ve created The Power Hour to help you with your creative challenges.
What can you expect from a Power Hour with me?
I’ll ask big questions to help you discover the big answers you’re seeking in your story. Depending on your manuscript needs, each one-hour call may cover one or more of these focused topics:
The important first sentence
Check-in on story progress
EXPAND YOUR CREATIVITY
Finding your target market
The hook for your story
Point of view
I can help you get closer to publication day.
Let’s have a free, 30-minute discovery call where we see if we’re a good fit… just a chat to see if we’d like to work together. (No manuscript readings during the discovery call, any intellectual property shares are held strictly confidential, and no sales pressure.)
If we’re a good fit, we’ll schedule a full hour where I jump into your manuscript with you and provide kind, creative feedback, and support.
Why am I confident that I can help you?
In my lifetime, I've published 5 children's books, created over 200 works of art in writing, dance, and painting. Little of that work found constructive feedback or kind support during the creative development process. I’ve succeeded in my work by learning and gaining professional savvy with each new endeavor. I also have over 17 years of experience as an educator – kindness, patience, and listening are core values of my approach to teaching, and I’ll share those with you. Hurdles and pitfalls are many – let me guide you over and around!
Still not sure? Here’s what my recent clients have to share:
I received author consulting services from Wendy in 2020 for my first children's book. Wendy's coaching helped to significantly improve my project. Not only was I trying to cram too much into the book, but Wendy also helped me see I should be writing a series. She also gently pointed out structural issues with my story. Wendy is invaluable to make your project a success and avoid missteps so that you can focus on serving children and their caregivers to the best of your ability.
Kristin A. Sherry: Creator of YouMap® Career Profile, Bestselling Author
I had a check-in visit via @Zoom today with Wendy. WOW! She is so kind, generous, intelligent, and compassionate, helping others and giving great ideas. Thank you, Wendy!
Jeff Kubiak, Author, Elementary School Principal
Working with Wendy was a great experience. While I’m an experienced illustrator, my writing skills still need to mature. Wendy’s insights and writing experience helped make the new story I’m developing to go to the next level. I highly recommend her services.
David Hillman, Published Illustrator, Children’s Book Author
I found Wendy by way of another mutual connection’s post, Kristin A Sherry, the author of YouMap, whom I have much gratitude and respect for. The praise from Kristin meant that I had no hesitation to reach out and make a connection. There is just no room for disappointment here because the evidence of similar values is clearly seen. Wendy is truly authentic. She holds firm to being both personable and professional. Her holistic approach to collaborating in the children’s book space is refreshing and wall-shattering. In my one discovery call and one power hour, I could easily hear or see her creativity and openness. She has a joyful and inquisitive nature that is tremendous when bouncing around ideas to better the direction, intent, and longevity of someone’s work. Anyone curious about entering into the world of children’s books, consider Wendy atop the list to guide you along the journey.
Christopher Barrett, Aspiring Author
Are you ready to schedule a discovery call with me today?
What to expect from my 1-on-1 Power Hour program:
Sign up for a free 10-minute discovery call to see if we're a good fit for your story
Work through a checklist that helps you with a timeline that is proven to get more eyes on your book
Learn next-steps after you write your manuscript
Learn when to get an illustrator
Hear money-saving tips along the way
BONUS: Free Voxer (app) messaging each week until your next video call