Check Out What My Clients are Saying…
“Robin was indispensable in the preparation of my book, The Spy Who Got Away (Random House), which was serialized in Newsweek and was a featured selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. I recommend her with great enthusiasm.
Anyone who has the good fortune to acquire her talents will not regret it.” ~ David Wise, New York Times bestselling author.
“I am so grateful for all of the outstanding and heartfelt work you’ve contributed to Resurrecting Venus. You are the one woman who could do it. I am so happy to have been led to you. Thank you.” ~ Cynthia Occelli, Resurrecting Venus: Embrace Your Feminine Power (Hay House/AMI, Fall 2012)
“When I met Robin. I told her I wanted to write a book. I told her all the reasons why I couldn’t write the book, I wasn’t qualified, I don’t know if I am a good writer, I am afraid to show my work. Robin told me that there is a chasm between where we are and where we want to be. As my coach, she would take me across that chasm, and she did.
Robin has a wealth of knowledge about the publishing industry that helped me avoid costly mistakes and wasting precious time. Everyone says they want to write a book. If you hire Robin, you will actually walk the talk.” ~ Debra Berndt, bestselling author, Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner (John Wiley & Sons)
“Thank you for the long months of labor you coached me through, in delivering my author self. I appreciate you!”~ Jane Schreiner, Growing Home: A Novel
“Thank you for all the guidance and help during the writing of this book. You truly pulled me from the brink of disaster and I am grateful. Hopefully I, in some way, inspired you as much as you inspired me. Best of luck in everything you do and remember embrace risk and opportunity will be your reward” ~ Tom Panaggio, The Risk Advantage: Embracing the Entrepreneur’s Unexpected Edge
“Thank you for helping me take this book from a dream to a reality, but most especially, thank you for your special brand of humor, enthusiasm, and passion that enabled me to tell these difficult stories that I know will help to promote medication safely and save patient’s lives.” ~ Mary Sue McAslan, Pharm. D., Read the Prescription Label and Other Tips to Prevent Deadly and Costly Medication Errors (Balboa Press)
“When Robin says she makes the book process faster, easier, and more fun, she really means it! Robin helped me get my long lagging manuscript completed this year, with some fantastic changes to my title, format, and content. In addition, she hooked me up with an agent! Robin is the #1 reason I now have a completed manuscript that has professional representation! All the while, the process of working with Robin was always fun, inspiring, motivating and hopeful. Thanks so much, Robin!” ~ Dr. Carrie Merscham, Self Help on the Go.
“Some good news: after our coaching, I tinkered a bit with the new title, and then rewrote my query and proposal. I sent the revamped pitch to four agents, all of whom had passed on my previous query (though from their biographies I know that my work is the kind of book that they might be interested in). Two have already asked to see the full proposal! Whether or not they ultimately choose to represent the manuscript, at least the door is opening thanks to your brilliant suggestions. So, it’s two thumbs up for you and fingers crossed for me.” ~ River Heartsong
And an update from River…(can’t wait to read his book!)
“Earlier this month, White Cloud Press––a small, independent publisher that prints books on spirituality, religion, consciousness, nature, and personal transformation––enthusiastically accepted my book. THE BONES AND BREATH: A Man’s Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul will be released as part of their autumn 2014 lineup.
“Robin helped me get more value in one hour than I have received in many different meetings, webinars, white papers… She probably saved me $50,000 by helping me avoid 2 serious mistakes I was about to make, and now I have an awesome 2-3 book strategy for moving forward faster and with less frustration.
She is phenomenal at helping people write books on purpose with purpose so that they get the best reception in the market and get read by more people. I would encourage you to contact her to get your mind working on the best way to get your ideas to take shape and make the impact you want. Robin will rock your world.” ~ Clay Stevens, Founder, Ri Training, author Six Figures in Six Months.
“I hired Robin towards the end of writing my first book. Her brilliant and insightful editing and patient coaching helped me feel confident in launching this monumental project out into the world. I highly recommend Robin!!” ~ Kristen Moeller, bestselling author, Waiting For Jack: How to Stop Waiting and Start Living Your Life (Morgan James)
“Thanks to Robin Colucci’s brilliant and original approach to helping writers, I had a breakthrough on my current book that clarified exactly where I am going with it and how I will get there. For a writer, this is the dream, when you know the beginning middle and end and now it’s just filling in the details. Experiencing this magical moment is what Robin promises, and for me, that promise was most definitely fulfilled. ” ~ Dayna Dunbar, award-winning novelist, The Saints and Sinners of Okay County and The Wings that Fly Us Home (Ballantine Books)
“Robin did something for me that no one has ever done before. She reflected my voice back to me. Instead of being a generalist, she told me I sounded like a suspense author. It stunned me since I never thought of it that way. Running several other ideas by her confirmed it. I write thrillers. It made sense. My most successful work in theater used elements of suspense. I love conspiracies and pulp fiction. Everything came together, but I had never seen it that way before. My hour-long conversation with Robin changed the direction of my writing career. It also altered how I see myself. She gave me a plan that was simple and complete. Now it is my responsibility to write a new chapter.” ~ Laura Axelrod
“Robin is an extraordinary innovator whose perception and vision guided me to a marketing strategy that felt right for me. Her enthusiasm is contagious and instilled a sense of self-empowerment within a process that had previously felt foreign and untenable.” ~ Ashi, award-winning author, Bless Your Mess
“Thanks, Robin! You spurred me to get my butt in gear and finish my young adult manuscript. Well, I did, and I started querying agents two weeks ago. I’ve had four offers, and today I decided on The One to sign with. Thanks so much for inspiring me to stop obsessively revising my novel.” ~ Susan Dennard, Something Strange and Deadly (HarperTeen, Summer 2012)
“I have interviewed many author coaches, and I found Robin to be the most caring, most thorough and the most expert in her field… I cannot think of anyone better to get yourself going, write your book, and be successful than to hire her. I completely endorse Robin. She’s fantastic, and she’s a beautiful person.” ~ Michael Marciniak, Recover Your American Dream: A Back to Basics Guide to Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness
“Thanks to Robin Colucci who saw the potential in me as a writer and pushed me to bring out the funny, vulnerable, and personal side of business etiquette in this book. Her guidance and personal direction made this process a pleasure.” ~ Dallas Teague-Snider, Professionally Polished: Business Etiquette Savvy for Today’s Competitive Market.
“Robin had insight into some of the comments I made (in my book), challenged me and gave me the opportunity to correct them before my readers did. I am forever indebted.” ~ Dr. Philip Agrios, Life’s One Law
“The work I am doing in Robin’s Write Your Book program is going to pay me back tenfold. I’m becoming a better writer, I’m learning not to freak out when my ideas aren’t perfect in my head, trusting that she can help me, and it’s all going to work out.
It’s not just her editing ability, but also her knowledge of business and the industry I’m in–she helps me to see the big picture, Plus she’s just fun to hang out with.” ~ Tonya Leigh
“As you know, I’ve got a very intimate relationship with my writing block. It’s like a big bully, so we’ve decided to name it Bruno. You’ve helped me to translate my thoughts into clear and compelling words so beautifully, it’s like you’ve kicked Bruno in the knees! I love it, and would recommend your services to anyone. You have a brilliant gift as a writing coach!” ~ Ghennipher Weeks
“I have been thinking a lot about the Author Platform Boot camp experience and wanted to share some of these thoughts with you. During the first call I recognized that your personality and humor would make learning from you easy for me. I need an honest, heart centered, in your face kind of coach who will pull out of me what I didn’t know was in there, and push me to a broader way of thinking. So, in your joy-filled delivery you opened my mind to a huge industry with many opportunities (which got my juices flowing) and ultimately brought it down to the focus required for me to impact my market. Your coaching gave me the how, what, why, where and when to take each step.
After the training I realized I had come up a notch. In fact, I was applying everything you taught me and heard a new boldness and a knowing regarding the editing and cover design of my book. I had courage when speaking to professionals to make my case and found each time I did, something wonderful happened to my book, working with my publisher as a teammate.
I attended a seminar on Saturday and the instructors gave us a one on one session. They were each amazed that I was “so together” in my platform with a clear direction. Thanks for making me look good. After Saturday’s seminar I had this huge revelation… I need a coach, and I am blessed to have you. Am I a raving fan? Yes, I am. Thank you.” ~ Penny Robichaux-Koontz, I Thought You Had a Bigger Dream
“Hi Robin! Great session! You are wonderful to work with. A truly engaged coach, you are enthusiastic, inspired, energetic, smart, give a lot of encouragement at the same time as good direction so – I report that I am truly re-ignited on my project that I have been “iffy” about now for quite some-time. It feels manageable to me now… more organized, less chaotic… and what terrific emotional support you give as well.
I feel like I learned a LOT and am excited to work with you. MY COMPLIMENTS! GOOD JOB! GREAT SESSION! The mark of a great guide is in how excited the guidees are to work on their homework! YOU ROCK!” ~ Iris Gillon
“Robin, I wanted to thank you for all you have given me while we have worked together. You have provided me with so much insight and value into the whole process of writing and getting published. It has been a distinct privilege to work with you. It would be so easy in a coaching/student setting for you to have ego about your position, but that was never the case. You always were very present to me and to what I needed, and offered me your wisdom and advice in a very caring and thoughtful way. I always felt seen and heard by you, so thank you for how much you have helped me. It has been a significant learning experience for me, always in the context of your concern to guide me along the path of becoming a better writer, and a writer who can get published. Our time together was always very valuable. Thanks for being you, and being so willing to share your extensive expertise with me.” ~ Bill Cole-Kiernan
“Robin’s editing of my novel has been invaluable. She made the narrator’s voice more active, forced me to face my clichés and get creative, and really made me deal with some difficult sections…that didn’t work fully. Overall, the book is much more compelling from her input, and I will be forever grateful” ~ Makael Newby, My Erotic Adventure for Women
“I want you to know how much I appreciate what you’ve done with my manuscript. You preserved the essence, cleared up the vague, made the cloudy transparent, eliminated the inane, provided more depth, laid it out with more breadth, and transformed profound concepts into understandable wisdom…please accept my deepest thanks.” ~ Tim Austen, Real Men Don’t Talk Trash
In doing so, she has opened the doorway for me to really understand my own work, its placing and its unique content.
I have found Robin to be approachable, informative, respectful, creative and extremely helpful. I highly recommend her.” ~ Jay Merrilees
“Robin brings an excellent balance of professionalism, deep knowledge and experience and personality that makes work really fun. Her support and encouragement is also balanced with challenging direction that has stretched me beyond what I thought was possible for myself. She is a refreshing blend of flexibility and tenacity.” ~ Dorothy Mathis, Joy of Aging
“In one priceless hour all the pieces fell into place. During the coaching session, things that held me back for over a year were resolved…I got validation to write the way I write and the structure best suited to my personality and message. Thanks Robin, both from me and from a book that has been waiting to be completed way to long!” ~ Michal Alon, a friend of animals and life coach for women after a divorce
“I was truly impressed with the time that Robin spent with me on my Laser Coaching Session. Robin focused on my ultimate goal and helped me formulate a plan to get there quickly. She listened carefully to every word I said and then offered clear direction to get me laser focused on what it will take to get where I want to be. Robin is a true professional. I feel that her services are invaluable for any first time author.” ~ Tony Michael Warren, Certified Hypnotherapist
“Robin is like a fairy godmother to writers. (In preparation for the San Diego Writer’s conference,) she taught me about what to expect, goals I should make, what to do when special opportunities came up, even what to wear and helped me create my one-sentence pitch. With her guidance I even managed to impress an editor from a publishing house (as well as my #1 choice for a literary agent). Getting a “whoa” expression and “go on” from the agent led me to the next step. The rest of the session was telling of my story, future ideas and how my background and research applies to my novel. At the very end, the agent gave me her card and asked for a partial. Without Robin’s coaching, I’m not sure I would have even gone (to the conference).” ~ Cameron Ulyate
“Robin, I have just done the quick once-over on your critique and well……………..you are nothing short of a genius. You deliver, as promised and much, much more. I am blown away by what you did with my TOC and chapter titles and order of the book. I have been struggling and moving things around and of course what you say makes perfect sense. Thank you for your voice and humor in the edits and feedback—I need that.” ~ Brenda Abdilla
“Robin zeros in on the nitty-gritty and is very generous with her comments, her insights, and her time. Robin will give you a picture of where you are with your book, your website, and your writing just as the world would see it. You can feel that she is working with you for your highest good and engages you on all levels. One hour actually felt like a whole day because of the content rich information that I have to process now. Thank you for the powerful session.” ~Adwiti Subba Haffner