What authors are saying
Within minutes of meeting Tessa Shaffer, I made the decision to have her become my book doula. Writing a book is a personal journey. You question your word choice, your story, your abilities. I wanted an honest, knowledgeable, supportive person to guide to me along the path to authorship.
Tessa’s advice was always tailored to my brand and my personality. She has amazing, creative ideas and is truly gifted. She took me from a rough (really rough) first draft to a self-published book in 9 months!
My book, Organizing Her Life: How My Journey Can Help You Declutter Your Spaces and Your Life, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller—in 2 categories! If I had not worked with Tessa, not only would my book not have gotten finished, if I had by some amazing feat been able to get it published, I am sure that it would not be experiencing the high level of success this it is today!
I highly recommend her services, I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with her and look forward to working with her again on future projects.
Author and Business Owner
Tessa Shaffer is one powerhouse book doula. She’s up to date with everything from craft to picking out literary agents.
Tessa guided me throughout my entire agent seeking process and also helped me edit my children’s book. Her line edits are awesome and she has a great eye for detail and structure.
Besides the fact that Tessa is a very positive, encouraging, and dependable person, she really knows how this writing thing works and is a wonderful person to have on your team.
Author & Teacher
I know Tessa Shaffer in two distinct ways: as an author and as a writing mentor. I still remember buying Tessa’s book Heaven Has No Regrets, and reading it cover to cover in just a few days. I loved her story and her writing style. Even all these years later, I still quote certain lines from that book. And now, I have the pure joy of working with Tessa in my own writing journey.
As a writing mentor she has a unique style that blends her expertise in the field with her heartfelt support and guidance. Her personalized way of working with me has helped take my confidence and my writing to a whole new level.
And whether I am struggling or celebrating, Tessa has been a constant voice of encouragement all along the way. If you are considering a writing mentor, I highly, and without reservation, recommend Tessa Shaffer.
Author & Mental Health Advocate
Ever since I started working with Tessa my work has improved drastically, and it's only been a few months. I told Tessa within our first week she would get me to my goals ten years before I would have alone.
Feedback is vital to all writers, and Tessa's feedback has been insightful, directive, timely, and eye opening. She asks the perfect questions to make your story believeable, while remaining upbeat and positive through every failure.
If Tessa can't make you want to sit down and fill blank page after blank page, then you aren't up to it. Her energy is transcendent, and knowing that you finally have someone who cares about your work as much as you will allow the pages to fill seemingly at will. I know they have for me. It'd be silly not to find out for yourself.
"Thank you so much for helping me get un-stuck with writing and clarify my path!"
"From the moment we met I knew you were the one to carry this book to the end.
You put your heart and soul into it 100%!"
"I cannot thank you enough for your time, generosity, pep talks, guidance, inspiration, support, and special surprises along the way. I am so glad to have gotten the chance to work with you!"
"I can't believe I finished my first draft in 4 months. I couldn't have done that without you!"
"I hadn't written for months, but after our first check-in I wrote three chapters!"
Because you and your book are unique
I've read all the writing books (and they're great), but what works for one best selling author--to write 2,500 words a day--isn't for everyone. Writing every day isn't the only way books are born.
I'll work with you to find YOUR best-selling writing routine. For some, it's writing once a week, for others once a day--but whatever your life demands we'll find a way to get your book into the world with ease and excitement.
Contact me with any questions about how I can help you get that scary first draft written with sheer and utter JOY.
I'll look forward to hearing from you!