Mentoring & Coaching

Sometimes you need mentoring and encouragement.

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

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.

I’ve been working on a mystery novel for several years without making much progress. While I was debating whether to give up on it or give it one more try, I  saw Traci Andrighetti’s Master The Mystery Novel three-month mentoring class listed on Savvy’s site and decided to enroll. And what a difference the class has made. Thanks to Traci’s attention, patience, encouragement, and helpful comments, I’m well on my way to completing my mystery. I’m so impressed with her and her teaching methods that I’ve signed up for her Polish You Mystery Novel class next year. Whether you’re just beginning your mystery or, like me, hoping to finish one that has been haunting you, you won’t go wrong taking Traci’s class. ~ Gwynne Elledge

“Traci, I can’t let you get out of this class without making sure you know how grateful I am to have found you. You have this magical, aggressive force around you that’s allowed me to move forward in my manuscript beyond the weight of negativity that’s been stomping out my creativity for years.

I’ve been in multiple classes, but none of the teachers have the combination of your special powers— YOU are exactly what’s needed for writers carrying about dead weights on their writing hand, so, thank you.” ~ Lisbeth Mizula

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

Jacqueline Jacoby

A working writer who raised three kids through every stage of childhood while maintaining her career, Ms. Jacoby studied the aspects of time management and goal setting through numerous live courses she attended and even more book she read. With her infamous computerized day planner, Miguel with her every step of the way, the kids grew up fairly normal and the books and articles and blogs and … they all got done.

Now, with the kids grown, she managers her career and her own firm Body Count Productions, Inc with several authors requesting representation.

She is a workshop teacher who has appeared both live and online to give such classes as “From Austin to Aliens: How to Create Classic Tough Chicks” and “Behind the Scenes: The Research Before the Book.”

First Place Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award in Excellence, as well as the Suzannah and the Dixie for her books, she is a RWA Golden Heart Finalst and the author of two published novels, with three more finished and slated for publication by the summer 2016.

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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