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KidLit Book Coaching

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Are you struggling to write a young adult, middle grade, or picture book?

I can help! I offer KidLit Book Coaching to help you tell the story of your heart.

Children’s books are special and writing them requires a deep understanding and knowledge of the current children’s publishing industry, reading audience, and market trends.

I have a solid foundation in writing and publishing for kids. I have been an active volunteer with the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) for over fifteen years, over ten of which have been spent in a lead role with the Arizona Regional Team.

Whether you are just starting out with the germ of an idea, have written a complete draft, or several, or have already published in the children’s market, I can help guide you in the right direction, help you focus in on your genre & target audience, and craft a book that you will be proud to submit to agents and editors.

Are you ready to develop/write/revise that special children’s book? Let’s get your story out into the world and into the hands and hearts of kids.

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“Sharon was wonderfully astute in zeroing in on key weaknesses in the sample chapters of my manuscript (as well as acknowledging its strengths) and offered terrific suggestions for improvement. I was able to use this guidance to tighten up the rest, and now feel I have a much more polished project ready for agents. Sharon was a pleasure to work with – very professional and personable. Highly recommend her services!”

— Allison Deputy, Author

While you’re here, check out The Coaching KidLit podcast where we explore aspects of children’s book writing and offer coaching tools for leveling up your KidLit writing game.

Give us a listen and visit to let us know what you like, or don’t like, and send us your topic and KidLit book recommendations.


“Sharon was amazing. She was timely and thorough. Beyond Sharon’s timely and deliciously-detailed editing and story start-up coaching….Her weekly writing, style, and illustrative-think about “assignments” personalized to my writing project, helped me to move through the creative writing process with speed, and with greater confidence. Sharon is a stellar author, coach, and editor.”

–Andrea M. Tovar, Ed.D., Author of Estrellita’s Estoria: A Frog Prince Exploration