Jan Fishler

Author, Speaker, Writing Coach, and Podcast Host

If you are a speaker, coach, or entrepreneur, I can show you how to tap into the subconscious to quickly and easily bring your  book to life. 

If you have a book, I can help you get the word out. 

If you’re looking for a speaker for your next event, let’s talk. 

Jan's Books

1:1 Coaching is for those of you who want to get your book completed in record time. We will follow a proven formula to plan and write your book, making sure you complete all milestones and create relevant content. If you’ve completed a first draft and need help with form and structure, talk to me about developmental editing.

1:1 Coaching

If you want to write your book or create a course, quickly and painlessly, I can show you how. My process Includes pre-planning, weekly Zoom calls, daily check-ins by email and/or text, encouragement and feedback, structural editing, and referrals to other resources such as copy editing, and graphic design as needed. Schedule an appointment to discuss your project and for pricing.

Developmental Editing

I read your book and make editorial comments and suggestions using track changes. I pay attention to: Clarity, Ambiguity, Tense, Structure, POV, Plot Holes, Character Motivation, Continuity, Pacing, Character Development, Story Arcs, Reader Expectation, Use of
Dialogue, Presentation, and Audience. The first four pages are free.  Prices vary depending on the length and type of document.

About Jan

For 20+ years, I was a writer/producer of informational and motivational videos. During that time, I wrote 100+ corporate scripts and produced a few dozen videos. 

My career highlights include:

  • Producing The Path to Publication DVD series, available from Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Filmed at the Community of Writers Conference at Squaw Valley, the series contains advice from such well-known authors as Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Janet Fitch, and Mark Childress.
  • Self-publishing (in 2010), Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir), available at Amazon.com.
  • Writing articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for  Vietnam National Magazine , and articles on alternative health for The Union newspaper.
  • Hosting the “Tell Me Something Good” radio show on KNCO. For the past few years, I’ve been teaching writing workshops and speaking to women-groups. Most of my classes and talks are via Zoom, but I also love speaking live and in person.

I have a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Ohio University and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from California State University, San Francisco. I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada

Want to talk about your writing project or know more about a course or event I’m offering?  Schedule a call.


  • Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Based on the Book, Don’t Stop Now)

    30-minute Talk COMING SOON


  • Bring Your Book to Life

    The concepts in this course also apply to developing courses and crafting your signature speech.
    September 16th, 17th, and 18th 2022

  • Your Memoir: Just Write It!

    Your Memoir: Just Write It! We all have a unique story to tell, and this course will guide you through the process whether you want to leave a legacy for your family or publish an outrageous or inspirational story.


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