Meredith’s mentorship program could be a fit for you if you’re looking for support to push through a creative block · industry insights to plan your path to publishing · motivation to complete or begin your work in progress · accountability to achieve your dream of writing a novel!
My creative path began in grade school writing stories on my grandfather’s computer. The love for words endured through college where pursuing a degree in English seemed like the natural choice. It took many years for me to come back to creative writing, though. I was looking for a livelihood after graduation but worried I wouldn’t be able to make a career out of writing. So I decided to start my first business instead.
I spent the next ten years working in tech. My one-woman graphic design shop quickly evolved into a software development company with a team of a dozen programmers, designers, and project managers. Overwhelmed with running a business while being a mom to three young children, I found pockets of peace reading romance novels, until one day, I decided to write my own. For six months, I would work on my novel late at night when the house and my email inbox were finally quiet. One chapter at a time, the Hacker Series—a romance inspired by the tech world I’d been living in for ten years—was born.
Using my design and business experience, I entered the self-publishing space in September 2013 and quickly found a community of avid readers hungry for my novels. My fifth book, Hard Limit, hit #1 on the New York Times list, garnering the attention of New York publishers. After selling the rights to the Hacker Series to Hachette Publishing Group in a highly publicized 7-figure deal, I decided to use what I’d learned promoting my indie titles to help launch other authors to success under my romance imprint, Waterhouse Press.
Being an author, a creative, and the CEO of a publishing house, I appreciate all aspects of the writing process—from embarking on those first few pages, to crafting a page-turning story, to establishing a strong author brand. Now, I’m looking forwarding to sharing what I’ve learned over the past 8 years in the publishing industry with you. No matter where you are on your writing journey, I hope I can help you get closer to your goals.
This is your chance to pick Meredith’s brain! The Jumpstart includes a complimentary 10-page manuscript review (~2500 words) and 1-hour phone/Zoom call, where you can get Meredith’s advice about anything from story structure to social media strategy.
Minimum 5 month commitment
Want to take it slow? Work at your own pace with a monthly check-in from Meredith to keep your project on track. The Slow Burn includes one 1-hour phone/Zoom call with Meredith per month, monthly check-ins, and optional 20-page manuscript review (~5,000 words) per month.
Minimum 3 month commitment
There’s no better way to get really serious about your writing project than to have a seasoned novelist who knows all the tricks hold you accountable. The Commitment includes two 1-hour or four 1/2 hour phone/Zoom calls with Meredith per month, weekly check-ins via email or Voxer, and optional 40-page manuscript review (~10k words) per month. Manuscript review includes content, structure, and general copyediting feedback.