Sometimes you need mentoring and encouragement.

At SavvyAuthors we have ongoing motivation groups and one on one mentoring with writing and publication experts.


Individualized Three-month Programs

Traci Andrighetti

Traci Andrighetti is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Franki Amato mysteries and the Danger Cove Hair Salon mysteries. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime—writing, that is.

Lisa Peck-MacDonald

Lisa J. Peck-MacDonald is author of 23 books, including The Superstitious Romance, which hit Amazon best-seller list March 27-29, 2016 in Romance and Inspirational categories. She has published in a wide range of genres from historical fiction, mystery, sweet romance, quote books, picture books, middle-grade, cross-curriculum workbooks, and women’s fiction to self-help and business. She is also a creative coach for the past 14 years and a former radio show host.

My year in a SavvyAuthors’ mentoring program showed me where my particular writing issues were and gave me ways to address them!~ LD

Cassiel Knight

Cassiel Knight has worked in the publishing industry as an author and editor for over twenty years. She has taken her love of the industry far and is now the proud owner of Champagne Book Group, an independent small press that has been around since 2004. Champagne Book Group has continued to grow and now boasts authors in all corners of the globe.

In addition to running a successful digital-first publishing company, her passion about the industry, craft and the business of writing, especially within the romance genre, has led to her actively mentoring writers and teaching numerous workshops, both in-person and online for Savvy Authors and several writing groups.

June Diehl

P. June Diehl is the Editorial Director and Senior Editor for Virtual Tales, the Senior SF Editor for ePress-Online, and also coaches authors. Author of THE MAGIC & THE MUNDANE: A Guide for the Writer’s Journey, she teaches/mentors writing classes online at Writer’s Village University and for Pearls of Writing as well as having conducted workshops on various elements of fiction writing and on the business aspects of writing and publishing. She is enrolled in UCLA’s Writing Program, focusing on long and short fiction. Ms. Diehl has published poetry, short stories, and articles online and in print. She’s finalizing a novel and working on four others. The author lives in Virginia with three cats and a dog.

June was very supportive and encouraging. She went above and beyond in helping me not only with my novel but with my career too.  5Stars ~~SU

About our Mentoring Programs

Our programs are a 3-month individualized one on one program to guide authors through the process of finishing or polishing their target novel. You will schedule mutually convenient times to chat online and you will receive personal, private, specific feedback in writing.

Each mentor has a limited enrollment for 5 students.


  • Unlimited access via email for brainstorming, coaching, specific questions and regular check-ins
  • Regular private online chats in the Savvy Authors chatroom, phone or Skype (schedule and time to be mutually agreed on)
  • Reviews of your notes, outline and full draft with feedback targeted to take you to the next step with your story, tailored to your current goals
  • A writing schedule to complete your draft or edits with prompts to remind you of deadlines and regular check-ins to help keep you on track
  • Mini-lessons, articles, resources and recommended reading as appropriate
  • Includes coaching on the pitch and the synopsis
  • A coach who listens, doesn’t squash your writing style and who provides positive, constructive and helpful feedback to meet your goals

*** Please see individual mentors events for instructor specifics ***

Note: Mentoring program does not include line by line editing or proofreading, although I may make word choice suggestions or point out repeated grammar errors. Full read/in depth critique/edit of the finished manuscript is negotiable for an additional fee.

This program is not a workshop or training class but those elements may be present at the discretion of the mentor based on the needs of the students. Students should be prepared to engage in regular discussion with the mentor in order to get the best out of this experience.

Ongoing mentoring Program

Irene Roth

Irene S. Roth, MA has over 10 published books and has taught writing courses at Savvy Authors for over three years and at the community college level for over fifteen years. Irene Roth has a lot of writing knowledge and knows how difficult it is to juggle a lot of different aspects of life and kinds of writing. She writes academically and creatively, and divides her day between the roles of teaching and writing. She teaches a variety of courses during the year. We are pleased to continue Irene’s motivation group for SavvyAuthors!

“I’ve  taken many skill-building workshops that taught me how to write, but Irene’s mentoring workshop is the only class that taught me how to smartly establish and reach my writing goals.  Additional side benefits:  her focus on being a healthy writer greatly improved my diet & exercise routine…while I tripled my daily word count!” ~ KMM

“There are so many wonderful things to say about Irene Roth’s Mentoring program, but one key aspect of it stands out the most for me, and no doubt for others. Irene takes mentoring to a whole new level. She has a unique compassion for writers and their solitary journey that is often plagued with conflict, crises, and setbacks. Irene doesn’t just sympathize, she offers the writer a plan to get the writer through the crises, step by step. Sometimes with personal examples. This is a mentoring program that doesn’t let you fail. You can dream again.” ~ CG SavvyAuthor Member

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