Announcing Author School’s Next Session

Two years ago, my partners and I launched Author School with our inaugural course, “Pen to Published.” Since then we’ve had a great time walking through the basics of writing, publishing and platform-building with 400+ students. The responses at the end of the course have positive (well, raving actually!), as in this review from student Taryn Nergaard:

Author School gives you practical and applicable advice on how to become a published author. Rachelle cuts through all the noise and opinions to give you straightforward wisdom from her years of experience. You’ll walk away with clear next steps after every teaching. Thanks to this course, I feel less overwhelmed and more confident that I can pursue the writer’s life. This is the first course I’ve taken that offered significantly more value than the cost. I will recommend Author School to anyone who hopes to publish their writing one day!

We are excited to be offering Pen to Published once again, commencing on February 25th, 2020. The course will be eight weeks long, with 1-hour live video workshops taking place Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET, and will cover:

  • Getting started as a writer
  • The disciplines of writing
  • Revisions and editing
  • Query letters
  • Book proposals
  • Building an author platform
  • and more

Over the last 20+ years I’ve worked with writers to improve their craft, get their work noticed, and navigate the publishing life. From writers just starting out to best-selling authors with tremendous influence, I’ve partnered with people at every stage of the process. As many of you know, I’ve personally written hundreds of articles to help authors gain access to these insights.

It’s been my dream to combine all these information-packed articles into a comprehensive course any writer can take to help them go from dreaming to DOING. I’m excited to say we’re doing it with, and our flagship course, “Pen to Published.”

Click here to view the 8-week course.

Enrollment will close on February 25, 2020.

As a part of this 8-week course you will have access to the following:

  • 8 weeks of curriculum with worksheets
  • 8 live video workshops
  • Access to a closed Facebook group in which I will participate
  • Permanent access to the workshop videos (in case you can’t be there live, or want to re-watch them later)

I’m excited to partner with you on your writing journey! I designed the “Pen to Published” course to lay the foundation for you to succeed as an author.

Register here.

Hope to see you there!


Rachelle… along with my partners Micah Murray and Luke Frederick


Photo by Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash


Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Books & Such Literary Agency. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!

I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.

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