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About Me

I help writers unlock the story they've been
dreaming about and get it on the page.

With a combination of compassion, tough love, and proven strategies, I hold writers’ hands through the book writing process. I serve fiction and memoir writers, especially those focused on historical fiction, women’s fiction, memoir, and young adult, who are ready to invest in their writing, and themselves.


As an author, I’ve experienced the struggles all writers face. I’ve taken workshops, seminars, courses, and gone to writing retreats. I’ve soaked up the pages of craft books, listened to podcasts, watched videos, and read blogs. Everything I’ve done (and continue to do) has helped in my development as a writer. But, by far, the most useful strategy—the one that transformed my writing—was working with mentors one-on-one. I’m forever grateful for the amazing authors who have mentored me over the years.

That’s why I love book coaching so much.

As a published author of a family memoir and historical fiction, long-time teacher, avid book lover, and Author Accelerator trained book coach, I know both the joys and the struggles of writing. I also know you don't have to do it alone.

I can help you write a great book. Are you ready to get started?

"It took a long time for me to find the courage to release my first YA manuscript to the universe for critiquing and editing. I was so lucky to do so with Liisa Kovala. Liisa balanced her knowledge of YA literature with her acumen for writing, revising and editing. Her kind, thoughtful and challenging comments and recommendations helped to make my story stronger. We also had a lot of fun talking about and doing writing. I strongly recommend Liisa as an editor."

Emily De Angelis, author of The Stones Of Burren Bay

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