Susanne Dunlap

Author & Book Coach

Book Coaching Special Offer:

Get valuable feedback on the most important pages of your novel!

Whether you’re planning to submit for traditional publication or choosing to self- or hybrid-publish, the beginning of your novel has to not only grab the reader, but give them context and make them connect with your protagonist.

For this package, I will read the first 50 pages of your manuscript (standard formatting: 12pt Times New Roman, 1-inch margins) and prepare a thorough editorial letter with observations and suggestions.

After you’ve had time to review my comments, we’ll hop on a 1-hour brainstorming call to help you make a plan for going forward, either finishing the manuscript or preparing for a revision. Just use code: SBSAT2023!

Award-Winning Author
of Historical Fiction

I have worked with Susanne for over a year on a dual-timeline historical novel and I could not be happier with her guidance and support. Susanne is an excellent coach. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is interested in tackling this incredibly challenging and fascinating genre!

Amy Jagaczewski

Author Accelerator
Certified Book Coach

Helping writers bring history to life.

A passion for history, a deep understanding of story, and the experience of publishing over a dozen historical novels—I share it all with serious writers who want to craft a manuscript that makes them proud.

Click this link to tell me something about what you’re working on and what you hope to achieve.

The questions I ask are designed to help us have a meaningful conversation about where you are, what you need, and how I can help you. Be prepared to upload a short writing sample—anything that will give me a sense of you as a writer.

After you submit, you’ll receive an email to schedule a call with me at your convenience.

Before you schedule, please be sure to look at the prices on my coaching page.

I look forward to discovering more about you and your project!

Book News

“Thrilling!… Mesmerizing!”

–Foreword Clarion Reviews

Now available from all online retailers! 

The Adored One: A novel of Lillian Lorraine and Florenz Ziegfeld is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook!

Coaching News

Are you a pantser?
My new coaching package is for you!

You don’t want to spend a lot of time planning, and outlining makes you break out in a cold sweat. But you realize that some guidance and support—as well as accountability—would be helpful. This new coaching package is designed to serve the more fluid needs of a discovery writer.

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‘The Courtesan’s Daughter is a blisteringly smart novel of resilience and the pursuit of one’s dreams…[it] draws readers in from the first page with its beguiling beginning. As it hurtles ahead, it holds you rapt up to the last page. Undoubtedly, this story is a tour de force from an author with absolute command of the genre.”

Chanticleer Book Reviews