About the Craft Better Books Team

Hi, I’m Katie Wall, book coach and editor at Craft Better Books.

I love stories, words, and grammar (yes, really!). After a decade of working with authors as a freelance editor, I learned that book coaching existed and immediately enrolled in the Author Accelerator Book Coach Certification program, became a certified coach, and we launched Craft Better Books.

In my book coaching practice, I am dedicated to:

  • Giving honest and constructive feedback—I care deeply about you and your story. My feedback reflects this.
  • Building confidence in writers—I will help you grow as a writer in general while we work together to make your current manuscript stronger.
  • Genuinely listening to you about your writing dreams and your story—in our conversations, I will reflect what I hear and help you dig deep to find the core of why you write and what the heart of your story is.

 

I most enjoy working with contemporary fiction, romance, fantasy, soft sci-fi, and historical fiction for YA or adults. Why? Because those are the genres I love to read!

As a kid I devoured books. I remember going to the library a couple times a month and checking out stacks of books. That library saw me through a lot of phases: Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children, Goosebumps and Animorphs, Dragonriders of Pern, Clive Cussler books, and inspirational romance/Amish romances.

In high school I began writing a fantasy novel as a way of processing certain events in my life (and while writing is therapy, actual therapy is helpful too). I also co-wrote a sci-fi romance novella with a close friend and began giving developmental-level and copy edit feedback to several friends who were also exploring storytelling.

In college, one of my first jobs was at my university's writing center, and it was there that I fell in love with supporting writers as they clarify their points, improve their craft, and revise their material to be the best it can be. I began my freelance editing career with a publishing company while earning my BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.

It is such a privilege to help writers hone their craft, get to the heart of their story, and work toward achieving their goals. I can’t wait to see how I can support you as you work toward your goals!

Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach

Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association

Coach for writers in the She Writes Press coaching track.

Coach for writers in the SparkPress coaching track.

 

 

Hi, I'm Andrew Wall, world-building consultant and book coach at Craft Better Books.

I'm a nerd. A huge nerd.

Half the time when Katie asks me what I'm doing, I'm creating characters, building worlds, or dreaming up new and interesting settings—for fun.

My degrees—a BA in History and Biblical Studies, a Master's of Divinity, and an MA in Christian Education—my life experience as a professional Dungeon Master, and my general love for all things story (people's stories, characters' stories, stories about places, etc.) have uniquely equipped me to give you the support you need for crafting all of your world-building essentials.

To say I am looking forward to working with you to piece together the foundational elements of your story would be a severe understatement. Let's get to it!

 

 

Learn More!

You can learn more about us and our work by checking our Public Appearances page.

 

 

Honorary Team Members

Our two kids.

Our cat, Kaylee.