Coaching to unlock the storyteller within


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Focused one-on-one coaching for tangible results


Our time together will be highly personalized. I will guide you through my step-by-step approach to picture book writing. You will end up with a manuscript you can be proud of!

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Feeling stuck? Let’s get you motivated and on your way.




✔ Idea-generating tips - Learn handy tools to generate ideas to uncover the narrative gems within


✔ Help getting started - everything you need to know about transferring the ideas in your head to the page


✔ Prompts - if you want to write but don’t know what to write about, I can provide cues to stir up your creativity 


✔ Professional templates - gain access to the format agents and publisher prefer


 Assistance preparing for submission - I'll guide you through preparing your manuscript for submission, and introduce you to key industry standards

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Answer a few easy questions so I can get to know you and prepare for our call.


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We will set up a 1/2 hour zoom call to see where you are in the process and what your specific needs are.


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I will advise on which of my offerings is best suited to your individual needs.

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“Heather guided me through the entire publishing process from start to finish.

One of Heather’s strengths is her ability to quickly identify the strengths and weaknesses of a manuscript. She gave me valuable feedback on my story, helping me to improve the plot, characters, and dialogue. Heather also helped me to craft a strong synopsis and book proposal, which hopefully get my book noticed by publishers.

I am so grateful for Heather’s help, she is a true professional, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to write a children's book.”

- Kavi
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“Heather Hartt-Sussman is a super coach: she is generous and kind yet will always be honest about your writing and what needs to be done.

After publishing more than seven picture books and more on the way, Heather knows both the business of publishing AND the art of crafting a well-edited, well-formatted and meaningful manuscript. What I like the most about Heather’s coaching and teaching is that she has the ability to hone in on your style and your goals resulting in a product you are proud to submit.

- Andrea Massion, Port Hueneme, California

“Working with Heather was such a joy.

From start to finish she made the writing process easy and fun. Heather is a wealth of knowledge and an extremely talented writer and coach. She helped me to refine my work and prepare me for the world of children’s book writing and publishing. I’m deeply grateful for Heather and can’t recommended her enough.

I am so grateful for Heather’s help, she is a true professional, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to write a children's book.”

- Kate Church, King City, ON
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