meet the authors

i'm thrilled to introduce you to the incredible writers i've supported who have become self-published authors.

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Simone Albert

SIMONE'S PASSION FOR HER WORK WAS THE FIRST THING THAT STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS WHEN I SPOKE TO HER. SHE NOT ONLY HAD HIGH LEVEL CREDENTIALS AS A REGISTERED NURSE AND COUNSELLOR BUT SHE HAD LIVED EXPERIENCE AS A MUM DEALING WITH A SON WITH ANAPHYLAXIS. WHEN WE WORKED ON SIMONE'S BOOK TOGETHER WE WORKED AT CRAFTING THE BOOK SO IT INCORPORATED SIMONE'S PERSONAL STORY WITH NON-FICTION CONTENT.

"Thanks soooo MUCH Emma!!! I’ve loved this whole experience with you. I really don’t want it to end. THANK YOU so much for all your tips, tricks and coaching to make this happen. I couldn’t have done it without you Emma!! Thank you so much for all your support, guidance and knowledge. Can’t wait to share the printed version with you."

SIMONE ALBERT
Food allergy counselling
https://www.foodallergycounselling.com/
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Mish Thurlow

WHEN MISH CAME TO ME SHE HAD A DREAM IN HER HEART TO WRITE A BOOK. SHE WAS A HIGHLY TRAINED YOGA TEACHER, MASSAGE THERAPIST AND SPORTS REHAB PRACTITIONER. SHE HAD WISDOM, LOVE AND SUPPORT TO SHARE WITH MANY PEOPLE AND I KNEW I WANTED TO HELP HER WRITE HER FIRST BOOK.

"Everyone has a story, yet not everyone has the tools and support necessary to make that story come to life. I truly believe to the marrow of my bones that Emma Franklin Bell has the gift to help you craft your ideas, experiences and creativity into a book. Not just any book - YOUR book! When I first started working with Emma I knew I had something important to say, I knew I wanted to write about my life experiences.

My goal was to uplift the lives of others through sharing my truth and teaching people how to find theirs in the moments of everyday life. I had no structure in mind, no real plan or flow that's where Emma came in. She was able to listen to my story and give me the exact advice and guidance I needed to shape and create my book Truth Seeker in just 6 sessions!

If you've had the thought, if writing a book has been in the back of your mind, but you just haven't been quite sure how to go about doing it or where to start, start by e-mailing Emma, I promise you you will not regret it."

MISH THURLOW
AUTHOR & ALIGNMENT MENTOR
https://www.alignmentwithmish.com/
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Janine Langdon-Lee

JANINE WAS A GREAT WRITER FROM THE OUTSET HOWEVER SHE WANTED TO WORK WITH SOMEONE WHO WOULD GIVE HER SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, TIMELINES AND COACHING. JANINE WANTED TO HELP WOMEN TO SEE THAT IF THEY FORGET TO GIVE THEMSELVES PERMISSION TO PUT THEMSELVES FIRST IN LIFE, THEY WILL LOSE THEMSELVES AND THIS CAN HAVE A MONUMENTAL IMPACT ON THEIR HEALTH AND WELLBEING. I WAS THRILLED TO WORK WITH SOMEONE AS DETERMINED, FOCUSED AND PASSIONATE AS JANINE AND IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL TO SEE HER FLOURISH AS A WRITER AND COACH.

"If you have a book idea that you want to write and don’t know where to start, then consider using the services of Emma, you won’t regret it! One of my goals was to write a non-fiction book; I had several ideas in mind; however, I wasn’t sure which of these ideas would be suitable. Nor did I have an idea on where to begin.

Emma helped me take the ideas to a completed draft manuscript ready for editing and printing. She helped me shape the big picture into small and manageable bite-size chunks. During our sessions, she would ask me questions that helped draw out the material, that would form the structure of that chapter and book. When I sent through my draft chapters, Emma provided me with helpful and useful feedback at our next session.

I am proud of my achievements, and through this process, I also discovered my writing style and voice in the process. Through the coaching sessions, I felt I was given the skills and encouragement to complete the required writing that Emma set as a goal. The way she does this is easy and fun! Thanks to technology Emma and I were able to complete our coaching sessions living in two different countries.

The process that Emma shares makes writing a first draft easy and manageable from start to finish. Her suggestions and feedback was valuable and has helped my manuscript become a better read. I learnt a lot from Emma about the process of writing a book and feel confident in applying those skills when I write my next book. "

JANINE LANGDON-LEE
AUTHOR & COACH
https://janinelangdonlee.nz/
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Hannah Collins

HANNAH COLLINS IS PASSIONATE, SPIRITUAL, CREATIVE AND A GREAT STORYTELLER. THESE ELEMENTS WERE WHAT MADE ME SEE THE VALUE AND INSPIRATION HER BOOK WOULD BRING TO PEOPLE. MIXING HER BUSINESS EXPERIENCE WITH HER PERSONAL LIFE CHALLENGES AND TRIUMPHS I KNEW THIS BOOK WAS GOING TO BE POWERFUL AND HELPFUL FOR PEOPLE. I KNEW FROM THE OUTSET I COULD SUPPORT HANNAH TO BRING HER BUSINESS JOURNEY STORY TO LIFE.

"When the pupil is ready, the master will appear. In my case, it was Writing Coach, Emma Franklin Bell. I started Emma's Free 5 Day Workshop with nothing but an idea and a book title. At the end of the five days, I had a fully formed idea and was ready to begin writing. Then working one on one with Emma within a few months, I had a completed manuscript and with her experience and insight to guide, nudge, suggest and support me I'm ready to self-publish my first book. Emma is an outstanding professional to work with, friendly, approachable, knowledgable and prepared to share everything she has learnt on her writing journey. Thank you, Emma."

HANNAH COLLINS
AUTHOR
https://hannahcollins.com.au/
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Jodie Atkinson

THE FIRST CALL I HAD WITH JODIE NEARLY MOVED ME TO TEARS. JODIE EXPRESSED OPENLY HOW LESS THAN A YEAR AGO SHE HAD LOST HER HUSBAND TO CANCER ONLY 37DAYS AFTER DIAGNOSIS. SHE WANTED TO DISCUSS, SHARE AND EXPLORE GRIEF IN AN APPROACHABLE WAY. SHE WANTED TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE SUPPORT DURING ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING TIMES IN LIFE. I KNEW JODIE'S BOOK NEEDED TO BE WRITTEN AND I WANTED TO SUPPORT HER TO DO THAT.

"I loved the process, the structure and her 1:1 mentoring. I have learned a lot from the time I have worked with her. I would (and have), recommend anyone wishing to write their first book to work with Emma to unlock ideas, keep focus and get really clear about the direction to get the words on the pages. I don't think I would have been able to achieve what I have in the time, had I not worked with Emma."

JODIE ATKINSON
AUTHOR & grief recovery specialist
https://jodie-atkinson.com.au/
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Mary Stuart

MARY WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER FROM THE BEGINNING. WHEN WE FIRST SPOKE SHE HAD ALREADY WRITTEN 40,000 WORDS AND WHAT SHE NEEDED SUPPORT WITH WAS ADVICE AROUND WHAT PARTS OF HER WRITTEN WORK WOULD BE WORTH USING AND WHAT NEEDED TO BE CUT. WE WORKED A LOT ON STRUCTURE, CREATING BALANCE BETWEEN MEMOIR AND NON-FICTION CONTENT AND THE PRACTICAL PIECES THAT WOULD HELP READERS ON THEIR JOURNEY. MARY WAS ONE OF THE MOST DILIGENT, DRIVEN WRITERS'S I'D WORKED WITH AND IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE SEEING HER WORK IN PRINT.

"I started working with Emma 1:1 after the 5 day challenge. I had already written 40,000 words and had no idea where to start. Emma was amazing! She encouraged me to stick with a plan for my book and she patiently worked through a structure with me. Before I knew it I had my first draft of my book! I have dreamt of this moment for such a long time and Emma made it a reality! She was extremely accommodating, flexible and most of all gently kept me on task. I highly recommend Emma, she is ah-ma-zing!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn’t have done this without her! "


MARY STUART
AUTHOR & ARTIST
https://www.marystuart.net.au/
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Jen Dalton

JEN DALTON WAS A WOMAN I HAD KNOWN ABOUT FOR YEARS WITHIN THE DANCE INDUSTRY. SHE WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, HER DANCE STUDIO WAS INCREDIBLY WELL ESTABLISHED AND SHE HAD DECADES OF EXPERIENCE. I WAS THRILLED WHEN SHE ASKED ME IF WE COULD WORK TOGETHER ON HER BOOK. THIS BOOK WAS GOING TO SUPPORT A NEW ARM TO HER BUSINESS. IT WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH JEN TO DRAW OUT THE UNIQUE SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY SHE HAD DEVELOPED FOR TEACHERS IN THE DANCE INDUSTRY.

"It has always been a dream of mine to write a book. I had the information and stories in my head but had no idea how to get my thoughts into a structured format or simply where to start. I knew I needed to enlist the help of someone who could guide me and that’s when I found Emma. During our first call, Emma was able to draw out my ideas, organise my thoughts and get a structure in place showing me the exact process for writing my book. I can’t believe I was able to finish a 30,000 word first draft manuscript in four months. The process was challenging, exhilarating and pushed me out of my comfort zone, but the fact I was able to accomplish this dream is something I will forever be proud of. And this is all thanks to Emma and her ongoing support, reassurance and expertise. I really appreciated the continual check-ins, weekly conference calls and the deadline for each chapter. This kept me focused and moved the process along at a great pace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

JEN DALTON
FOUNDER OF JIGSAW DANCE & DANCE TEACHER CENTRAL
https://www.danceteachercentral.com/ | https://www.jigsawdance.com.au/
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Pauline Roberts

WHEN PAULINE TOLD ME SHE'D WANTED TO WRITE A BOOK FOR FORTY YEARS I KNEW WE NEEDED TO WORK TOGETHER. THIS WAS A DREAM SHE'D HAD IN HER HEART FOR DECADES. PAULINE'S STORY IS MOVING AND POWERFUL. GRIEF IS SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS US ALL AND THE MORE WE SHARE OUR STORIES ABOUT IT, THE MORE WE REALISE HOW CONNECTED WE REALLY ARE. PAULINE WAS SO DRIVEN TO WRITE AND PUBLISH THIS BOOK, SHE JUST NEEDED A SOUNDING BOARD AND A GUIDING HAND. I WAS DELIGHTED TO BE THAT PERSON FOR PAULINE.

"I am fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing a nonfiction book. After procrastinating for nearly 40 years! I enrolled in a writing bootcamp - Manuscript Mastery, to kick my lazy writing butt into action, because that's what it takes sometimes. I have listened to all the 'who do you think you are?' and 'no one will want to read this' crap going on in my head, politely replying each time 'thanks for the input but this time I'm writing my book no matter what' and it’s worked! I am 3/4 the way through the first draft in 3 weeks. Thanks to Emma Franklin Bell who has military style stilettos and a group of other women who are 'doing it for themselves', my guidebook on loss and grief is turning into a reality. And damn it feels good 🙂 So whatever you have put off and really want to do - DO IT. And if you need help with procrastination or motivation, hire someone to help and support you. It’s time."


PAULINE ROBERTS
AUTHOR, COACH & FOUNDER OF ESSENCE LIFE COACHING
https://www.facebook.com/essence.co.nz
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Sonja Balzarolo

WHEN SONJA CAME TO ME WITH HER IDEA FOR A BOOK FOR COUPLES IN BUSINESS THAT FOCUSED ON TIME, MONEY & SELF-CARE I WAS EXCITED. THESE THREE AREAS OF BUSINESS ARE SO NEEDED IN THIS DAY AND AGE. SONJA HAS EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH A RANGE OF CLIENTS AND HER PASSION TEAMED WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATION WAS WHAT I KNEW WOULD MAKE THIS A GREAT BOOK.

"Manuscript Mastery is easy because it works. I wrote 15,000 words and am well on my way to finishing my first book! Emma's helpful and knowledgeable guidance and her ingenious book writing template made the course an enjoyable yet highly productive process. With the weekly accountability of the writing sessions I was able to find the time to write that I normally would have said I didn't have as a Mum of two, running a business consultancy from home. Thank you Emma for helping me bring a dream to life that I had been procrastinating over for years."

SONJA BALZAROLO
BOOKKEEPER, MONEY & TIME MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST & AUTHOR
https://blossomingbusiness.com.au/
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Miranda Ivey

MIRANDA IVEY IS ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN WOMEN IN ONLINE MARKETING IN AUSTRALIA. SHE HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WOMEN, WHO ARE MAKING MILLIONS FROM ONLINE COURSES. MIRANDA AND I WERE WORKING TOGETHER IN A PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY, SO WHEN SHE DECIDED TO JUMP IN AND WORK WITH ME ON HER BOOK I KNEW MIRANDA WOULD PRODUCE THE GOODS. WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR AND A CHEEKY APPROACH TO MARKETING, MIRANDA PRODUCED A CONCISE, YET JAM-PACKED BOOK THAT SHOULD BE ON THE SHELF OF ANY WOMAN WANTING TO GET HER HEAD AROUND ONLINE MARKETING.

"I started writing my book when I was breastfeeding my newborn daughter who'll be turning 5 in a few months from now. I'd added to it off and on over the years but it was never a priority. I joined Emma Franklin Bell's Manuscript Mastery course because I loved the idea of making time to sit and write. As part of the course we received a specialised book template and Emma was able to advise us on specific aspects that would see our books actually get written!

I had a very unexpected personal situation come up halfway through the course so I wasn't able to complete it at the time. However thanks to the sessions I did attend with Emma and her template I was able to see the light at the end of my book writing tunnel! I'm so pleased to say that now, several months after enrolling in Manuscript Mastery, my full first draft is finally finished. It feels like such an achievement and I wouldn't be here without Emma!"


MIRANDA IVEY
AUTHOR & MARKETING COACH
https://mirandaivey.com/
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lovely Testimonials FROM MY BUSINESS COACHING CLIENTS

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"Emma has made such a huge impact on both my life and my business. Her killer combination of creativity and strategic thinking have truly made me feel that anything is possible. She takes the time to really consider each individual; checking in with you and offering relevant wisdom. I am so grateful! Thank you so much, Emma for the care, the time and the nurturing."

AMANDA FALSON
WRITER & FOUNDER OF WONDER GARDEN
wondergardendance.com.au
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"At the workshop, Emma was generous in her insights and inner knowledge, making the session an excellent entry point for us newbie podcasters! Emma brings a warmth and energy to her programs that is so welcome in this space. Her insights are spot on. I would highly recommend her services."

AMBER DAINES
CEO OF BESPOKE COMMUNICATIONS
www.amberdaines.com
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“My podcast coaching with Emma was invaluable – providing me with a framework to set up my podcast, many inside tips to save me learning the hard way, and feedback and ideas which were specific to my podcast, from an industry expert. The practical strategies and secrets of success she shared were nothing that I could have found through research. The preparation that Emma had put in prior to our coaching session was so impressive – Emma learned about my podcast, arrived with thoughts and ideas specific to my podcast and was able to provide feedback and guidance tailored to me. Amazing!"

ANNA SUTTON
GENERAL COUNSEL, AUSTRALIA
& NZ AT SYNGENTA
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“Emma’s approach was very clear and helpful from the outset. During the program with Emma I learned how to be confident in creating content across various platforms including blogging, social media, email and video plus now people keep saying “you just seem to be everywhere these days!”

BELINDA DENNIS
FOUNDER OF BINDI NUTRITION
www.bindinutrition.com.au
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"This has been a fantastic experience. My intention going into the training was to learn more about the basics of blogging and to keep myself accountable for creating fresh on brand content. I feel like I got that and so much more! I learned about the different types of blogs and ways to share my writing with a wider audience as well as grow my tribe and business."

CARLA CONLIN
BLOGGER, MODEL & ONLINE INFLUENCER
www.carlaconlin.com
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"Doing the blogging training really challenged me as a writer. It taught me to go beyond my own capabilities and use tools and research to create good content that I never dreamed of! I have always wanted to be a writer but didn’t think I was intellectual or educated enough. It made me prepare self-exploration, self-teaching and learn the required skills that I would need if I were to be an entrepreneur or magazine writer, such as being focused, using a lot of self-reflection, and most of all, learning, and lastly, it taught me self-reliance."

EMMALISA TILLI
BLOGGER ON BRITAIN, THE ROYALS, HISTORY & ETIQUETTE
www.exquisiteemmalisa.com
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"Thanks, Emma for your inspirational guidance and coaching. You are a wonderful mentor, Emma. Keep doing what you are doing - opening doors for others so that they can find their unique voice."

EVA BURBURY
HEALER, REIKI MASTER, BLOGGER
www.evaburbury.com
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"During our sessions, Emma would ask me questions that helped draw out my material, that would form the structure of that chapter and book. When I sent through my draft chapters, Emma provided me with helpful and useful feedback at our next session and the way she does this is easy and fun. Through the coaching sessions, I felt I was given the skills and encouragement to complete the required writing goal. The process that Emma shares make writing a first draft easy and manageable from start to finish. Her suggestions and feedback were invaluable."

JANINE LANGDON-LEE
AUTHOR AND COACH
www.janinelangdonlee.nz
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"It has always been a dream of mine to write a book, but I had no idea how to get my thoughts into a structured format. I can’t believe I was able to finish a 30,000-word first draft manuscript in four months, this is all thanks to Emma and her ongoing support, reassurance, and expertise. I really appreciated the continual check-ins, weekly conference calls and the deadline for each chapter. This kept me focused and moved the process along at a great pace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

JEN DALTON
AUTHOR & FOUNDER DANCE
TEACHER CENTRAL
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“Emma’s innate ability to tune in to my business, ask thought filled questions and know exactly what I needed to do, has helped me skyrocket my income and profile! I’m incredibly excited to say, connecting with Emma has been absolutely fabulous plus people keep commenting on how they are seeing me ‘everywhere’. Emma truly is a brilliant Profile Building Coach!”

LEONIE MCNAMARA
MINDFULNESS MENTOR
www.leoniemcnamara.com
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“I would like to thank you for teaching me how to put together my very own Podcast series. Your program was clear, concise and so much fun. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody else willing to have a go at the Podcast world, I could never have worked it out on my own!!"

LISA BURDUS
INTERIOR DESIGNER
lisaburdus.com.au
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“Loved Emma’s workshop! It was incredibly informative. It’s obvious that Emma has learned so much from the process of self-publishing her own books and she was so generous in sharing that knowledge with us. I left the workshop trusting that I already had the ability and the tools to self-publish my first book and I look forward to doing so early next year. Watch this space!"

LOREN TRLIN
QUANTUM COACH & BUSINESS STRATEGIST
lorentrlin.com
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“I had a big ambition but no real idea of how to commit to a writing schedule in order to achieve it. Emma helped me break down my big dream into small, manageable steps as well as offering invaluable insight. By the end of our sessions, I had a clear voice, a great structure, and belief that writing my book is possible and exciting! Emma is insightful, knowledgeable and supportive."

MEG BERRYMAN
COACH, EDUCATOR, YOGA TEACHER
www.beyondbeingwell.com
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“I had a big ambition but no real idea of how to commit to a writing schedule in order to achieve it. Emma helped me break down my big dream into small, manageable steps as well as offering invaluable insight. By the end of our sessions, I had a clear voice, a great structure, and belief that writing my book is possible and exciting! Emma is insightful, knowledgeable and supportive."

VANDA COSTA
FOUNDER OF AMETHYST-ROSE NEW AGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES www.amethyst-rose.com.au
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