Hi, I’m Donna Sozio and I’ve been a professional book coach for over a decade.

I’m on a mission to help first-time writers write a book that can sell on the very first try.

Writing your first book is hard enough. Then writing the proposal and query letters and submitting to literary agents and publishers can be absolutely overwhelming. 

But there is an easier way to publish a book that can take you just months instead of years to get published. As a book coach, I show you how. 

I give first-time authors the right insider publishing information they need to write a book that makes their publishing dreams come true. This information has the power to turn frustrated writers into successful authors. 


Is taking a creative writing class enough?
Or do I need a book coach?

There's a difference between creative writing classes where you explore how to write a book and writing a book you plan to sell.

Creative writing classes are filled with insightful creative exercises. Yet if you want to write a book that publishers will want to buy that is a whole different story.

You need to know what the publishing industry needs from your book upfront -  before you start writing your book - if you want to be successful. 

The truth is that publishers buy books that work within specific publishing industry guidelines. Yes, they want books that are "creative" but they must have a specific structure that works within the established industry. 

Almost every client I work with wrote a book filled with "first-time author mistakes" - even after spending thousands on expensive creative writing programs. 

It doesn't matter how good of a writer you are - if your book is filled with first-time author mistakes - publishers won't want it. 

That's where I step in as a book coach.

I help you write a book that is not only your creative masterpiece but also a book that literary agents and publishers will love and want to buy.

The good news is that it doesn't take too much time to learn how to write a book that sells on the first try. Often it's just a simple shift of perspective. 

Remember that even the most talented writers won’t get published if they make the typical first-time author mistakes. Literary agents and publishers don't have the time to find a diamond in the rough. 

It's my job as a book coach to make sure that you don't submit a manuscript that isn't ready - or that has first-time author mistakes. Work with me to learn how to write a book that literary agents, publishers, and the media will love.

Are you wondering if hiring a book coach is for you? Contact me for a complimentary 15-minute session where we'll talk about your book and how I can help you. 

Get the Masterclass E-Course on what to do before you write your book! 

Or follow this link to my Masterclass: BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR BOOK on Teachable. This is a great way for every writer to learn how to set up your book for success - before you even write one word. 

I suggest taking this Masterclass before working with me as a book coach. It will get you up to speed and will save you money and time. 


How did I become a book coach?

As a journalist in my 20s I worked a journalist. I learned how to pitch editors to get stories placed in international magazines. I was flown all over the world to cover top sporting events, and interview celebrity athletes like Shaun White.

Then in my 30s I went into book publishing. Because I already knew how to pitch editors - I applied the same techniques to writing my book proposal and querying literary agents - and I got fast results. 

  • I received multiple offers from top literary agents multiple times.
  • I sold my first book to a major publisher in three weeks.
  • I sold the TV/film rights to my second book The Man Whisperer before I finished writing it.
  • I appeared on, wrote for and/or been featured in over 200 major national media outlets including The Tyra Banks Show, The Early Show, GMTV, Good Day LA, and more.

Friends started asking me how I got my book published on the first try. And how I got a TV/FILM option with the same production company who produces American Idol (Fremantle) before I even finished writing it.

I learned that what came intuitively to me on how to approach literary agents and publishers – was not intuitive to other writes.

I also learned that what I knew could be taught. 

That is when I became a book coach.

The truth is that the publishing industry is pretty unforgiving. And I became tired of seeing worthy books being rejected in the publishing industry just because they had first-time authors mistakes.

That's why I'm here as a book coach. Sometimes just it's just one session that can turn a frustrated writer into a successful author. 

There are many ways you can I can help you write a book that sells as a book coach. 

As the creator of WriteaBetterBookinLessTime.com I offer private book coaching sessions and a Masterclass on Teachable that is designed to help first-time authors write a book that sells on the first try.

Is book coaching right for you? 

  • Do you have a  great idea for a book but you don't know where to begin? 
  • Do you have a half-finished book and are confused about next steps? 
  • Does the publishing industry feel intimidating and you don't want to get rejected? 
  • Are you lost in editing your manuscript? 

If you answered YES to even one of these questions - then book coaching is for you! 


I would be honored to be your book coach and help you reach your book's highest potential. Email me at: [email protected]

You can find more information how I work as a book coach on my dedicated website for first-time authors: www.WriteABetterBookinLessTime.com