"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." — John Crosby
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Coaching, Mentoring, and Critiquing

PJ Hoover Thank you so much for you interest in working with me. I would love the opportunity to work with you, whether on brainstorming, publishing, coaching, mentoring, or critiquing your work. As my client, we'll work together to come up with the perfect plan to meet your needs.

Whether your goals are to publish with a large publishing company or self-publish your story or possibly something in between, I would love the chance to support you in getting you on the right path for success. Every single person out there has a different path, and there should be enjoyment and fun (along with lots of hard work) when determining and following this unique path.

Examples of services I provide:
  • Critique specific pages of your manuscript or your entire manuscript. The level of critiquing desired will be up to you, whether this be a detailed line edit or a more broad overview.
  • Critique your query letter and/or synopsis
  • Work through plot issues and overall brainstorming holes
  • Provide advice on agents and editors who may be a nice fit for your work
  • Help lay out a roadmap for your publishing career, whether this be traditional publishing, small press, or self publishing
  • Brainstorm out-of-the-box marketing ideas for your work
  • Create a marketing plan for your book release
  • Offer advice on school visit and other public speaking events content and preparedness. I can help you come up with an amazing school visit presentation!

Billing and costs:
I bill by the hour and provide a transparent receipt of my time to avoid unexpected surprises. How you decide to use any time you contract from me will be determined by you.

About me:
My name is P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, and I'm the author of over twenty books for people of all ages published through a variety of means (traditional publishing, small press, self publishing, pseudonyms). I am actively involved in the Austin writing community and have taught classes and participated in panels for many organizations such as the Writers' League of Texas, The Writing Barn, Austin SCBWI, and the Texas Book Festival. My books have been selected for state lists both in and outside of Texas. For the last eight years, I have also participated as a judge in various writing contests. I have been critiquing manuscripts since 2008 and am always excited to offer feedback.

Please contact me and let's talk!