Welcome to my new website!

It’s taken me a lot to get to this point. I’ve been a published author for over fifteen years, and I became an Author Accelerator Certified Book coach in early 2020, just before Covid hit. At that time, when coaching was all new, I thought I should split myself in two and be an author in one place and a book coach in another.

But over time, I realized that split was completely artificial, as one aspect is intimately connected to the other. Everything I do with my own writing informs my book coaching, and my book coaching is enormously nourishing to my own writing.

So here I am, putting myself back together, so to speak. I write historical fiction, and I coach historical fiction. It’s all I write, but it’s not all I coach. A story is a story, no matter when it’s set, whether it’s fiction, memoir, or nonfiction. I’ve coached memoir clients, I’ve helped clients develop professional-quality book proposals, I’ve taken many writers throught the fiction blueprint—for fantasy, mystery, women’s fiction, and of course historical fiction. And I consider it a privilege to have worked with all of them.

Over the next few months I’ll be blogging about both writing and coaching. I’ll make sure to create content for both my readers and my fellow writers. So stay tuned! And don’t forget to join my email list so you can be the first to find out what’s coming.

My plans for this new phase include:

  • A new course about finding your story in your family’s history
  • Sharing my thoughts on the latest historical fiction
  • Mini Blueprint workshops
  • A writing retreat just for historical novelists, in my beautiful part of the world
  • Special bonus content for subscribers when my next novel, The Portraitist, is published

And more. I look forward to sharing all this with you!

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  1. Jeneane Vanderhoof

    Hi! My name is Jeneane Vanderhoof and I write a book review column called Tea Time with A Good Book for a free press in Cleveland, OH and the surrounding suburbs. While the information and titles change, depending on the area, my article stays the same in all. Currently, I am also at work on my online presence, developing my own website for a blog. Three months ago, when I decided to develop an online blog, I began my Goodreads page, which now has over 3,200 friends and followers with more who join daily. I was so excited two days ago when I was contacted by Penguin YA in which they praised one of my review with five stars (on a review I gave five stars 😉 and asked to use it in an Instagram campaign for a new release of one of their titles, the first of my reviews to be used in this manner.
    I am contacting you today because I was wondering if you are able to provide me with a print copy of The Courtesan’s Daughter? I began reading it digitally and loved the 25% I read but because of medical problems (with major surgery on my neck, bones replaced with carbon fiber) and the weight of the devices I have with my wrist, I cannot read any digital device at the moment for long periods of time (or read in any comfort). Right now, the one I have is too heavy and, while I save up money and hope for one light as a feather, I have to read, mostly, print books. I do my best to read digital but, as I write, type and am on the Internet for many hours, reading print books has been my only rest.
    But, if you are unable to provide a print copy I will, however, do my best to read the digital copy as soon as possible and post my review. I only thought to ask for print copies as it never hurts. Sometimes I have found that authors and publishers have even more books they would like me to review and a relationship develops. As always, I hope to develop as many relationships as I can to seek and find the best books for all who look to me for their reading selections. And, when I am sent print copies of a book I always present a review online and while it may not end up in my printed column (I could never promise that until I read a book) I do place reviews on Goodreads. I feel that is only fair, when an author or publisher takes the time to do this courtesy, for me.
    Below you will find a link to my current review on Goodreads and the last column that was published, in print. If you are unable to provide a print copy I do not mind if you continue to remind me of the digital review due, as it will take me more time to read, and the reminders help keep me on track of what authors and publishers need from me. Thank you for your time regarding this matter.
    Best wishes now and always!
    Jeneane Vanderhoof
    P.S. The Orphans of Tolosa series has also piqued my interest! You look like a wonderful writer and I love how nicely your website has been designed. As I am at work on my own, I must praise you as I have seen very few authors with sites so nicely presented. I was unable to find an email address and I hope this finds you, at your site. Also, I have signed up for your newsletter but, let me know if the registration didn’t go through as the screen never stopped scrolling and I ended up just exiting. I tried several times, just to let you know. I am sorry if I registered one time too many times but I wanted to make sure it went through as I would like to stay updated on your writing.
    Link to latest review on Goodreads page:
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5256785180?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Link to my latest column:
    https://www.theeuclidobserver.com/articles/tea-time-with-a-good-book-golden-age-books-ring-in-the-new-year/

    **I cut and pasted this from my documents, where I wrote it. I hope a full letter showed up here as I am unable to scroll up and check. If it did not please contact me for the full email.

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    • Susanne

      Hi Jeneane!

      Your column looks really interesting! I’d be happy to send you a print copy of the book. If you’d email me your address at susanne (at) susanne-dunlap (dot) com (Don’t forget the hyphen.) I will get it out to you next week.

      Susanne

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