Registration for our popular Ask-a-Pro sessions is available to registered Gold, Platinum and VIP attendees three to four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Consultations fill up quickly, well before conference week begins. Want to get first access to pro sessions? Make sure you register for NFWC early.

About Ask-a-Pro Sessions

Many conferences of all kinds allow attendees to sign up for brief consultations with event speakers and experts. The pros are there to answer attendee questions and give as much guidance as possible in a short amount of time.

For NFWC, we round up some top publishing industry experts including book editors, PR pros, marketing consultants and literary agents to offer complimentary consults to Gold and Platinum access attendees.

How does it work?

Ask-a-Pro sessions last just 15-minutes and are conducted one-on-one between you and the pro—delivered via phone or Skype (the pro will call you during your scheduled time). This is not a sales pitch for either party. It’s an opportunity for NFWC attendees to ask questions and receive guidance from industry professionals.

What does it cost?

Ask-a-Pro is completely FREE for Gold, Platinum, and VIP attendees of NFWC! (Sorry, Live-access attendees are not eligible to participate.)

How many sessions are available?

Space is absolutely limited for our Ask-a-Pro sessions and they fill up fast. Most of our consultants have just a handful of appointment times available. So, if there is someone in particular you really want to meet with, be sure to sign up right away. Once the sessions are full, registration for Ask-a-Pro will be closed.

When do consults happen?

Consultations happen during the week of the conference. Some consults may happen concurrently during conference hours so plan accordingly.


Gold, Platinum and VIP attendees receive instructions via email to reserve up to three consultation sessions with the pros. Make sure your register for the conference early since registration for Ask-a-Pro sessions begin a few weeks prior to conference commencement. Once the consulting sessions fill up, they’re gone for good!

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Meet the Pros for NFWC 2024


Ask-a-pro Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan and The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan. She is CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant community for writers, and the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a live event conducted entirely online since 2010. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and Wired magazine. Stephanie especially enjoys helping authors with marketing strategies. 

ask-a-pro Lisa Tener

Award winning author and book coach Lisa Tener specializes in helping healing and health professionals, entrepreneurs and other experts write and publish a compelling how-to, self-help, health or business book—taking them step-by-step through her unique process. Lisa has taught for over a decade on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s CME publishing course, as well as at popular writers conferences and her award winning private courses. Lisa Tener’s clients have signed 5- and 6-figure publishing deals with Hachette, Random House, Harper Collins, New World Library and many others, as well as self-published to great acclaim and prestigious awards. Lisa has appeared on ABC World News, PBS TV, HLN and been quoted in The New York Times and more.  Visit Lisa online where you can sign up for your free inspired author course and read her book writing blog. Lisa’s most recent book is The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day, which has won 5 prestigious book awards including the Nautilus, IPPY and Ben Franklin Awards.

Ask a pro Mike Larsen

Mike Larsen is an author coach who loves helping writers understand and achieve their goals. Mike cofounded Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents, which sold books to more than a hundred publishers and imprints. Books: How to Write a Book Proposal, now in its fifth edition, coauthored by Jody Rein; How to Get a Literary Agent; Guerrilla Marketing for Writers (coauthor). His next book: Writing Success Guaranteed: How to Deal Yourself Five Hearts to Win the Publishing Game

ask-a-pro Melinda Copp

Melinda Copp is a freelance nonfiction book ghostwriter and developmental editor. She helps aspiring authors get clear on the real story they were meant to tell, organize their material in a powerful way, and write an engaging and compelling book. Find out more about Melinda’s services at and follow her on LinkedIn

ask-a-pro Cathy Fyock

Cathy Fyock is the Business Book Strategist, and works with thought leaders and professionals who want to write a nonfiction book as a business growth strategy. She is the author of 12 books, including The Speaker Author: Sell More Books and Book More Speeches. Since starting her business in 2014 she’s helped more than 230 professionals become published authors.

ask-a-pro Drew Gerber

Drew Gerber is the CEO of Wasabi Publicity. He believes great books not only teach, inspire and motivate, they can be used to build an impactful brand. Whether you are publishing your first book or you have been published in the past, Wasabi Publicity helps you leverage your book to grow your business, attract a larger audience, and gain traction in a specific niche with PR. Drew is passionate about supporting authors, empowering more people, and making a difference. He lives in Budapest, Hungary, with his husband and rescue dog, Koki. For more information, visit

ask-a-pro Nathan Agin

Nathan Agin is an actor, marketer, and audiobook narrator/producer whose voice “cuts right to the chase.” He has completed 60+ audiobooks, won an Earphones Award (with Penguin Random House), and was an Apple Books “Must Listen” (with HarperCollins). He has also narrated 100+ articles for New York Times best-selling author Mark Manson (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck). As an author, he self-published and narrated his own book, A Beginner’s Meditation Course. He brings 10+ years of web design, email marketing, and social media experience to his work as an audiobook coach and consultant. Learn more at

ask-a-pro Tracee Dunblazier

Tracee Dunblazier, GC-C, is a spiritualist, shaman, and founder of GoTracee Publishing, a hybrid-publishing company that specializes in mind, body, spirit books and oracle decks. She currently presides as president of the Coalition of Visionary Resources ( the trade organization for the mind, body, spirit industry.

ask-a-pro Laurence O'Bryan

Laurence O’Bryan is the founder of BooksGoSocial, the leading ad agency for authors providing Amazon ads, Facebook ads, and Google ads for non-fiction authors with a proven track record of success and the testimonials to show it at:

ask-a-pro MaryCatherine Jones

MaryCatherine Jones is the owner and executive producer of Voice Over Vermont – a full service award-winning audiobook production company. She delights in working with authors to give voice to their stories and welcoming them into her padded room, er, recording studio😉. Can’t come to Vermont? Ask about remote recording options.


ask-a-pro Paula Rizzo

Paula Rizzo is an Emmy-award winning TV producer, bestselling author, media trainer and strategist. She trains authors before, during and after their book launches to feel better on camera and produce their own videos. She is the author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed and, Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You. She’s also working on a commercial fiction novel. Paula is a LinkedIn Learning instructor, Writers Digest columnist, and frequent television media guest. Paula is the creator of Media-Ready Author – an online media-training course for authors. To get the 10 Media Questions Every Author Needs to Answer go to

ask-a-pro Christina Larocco

Author Accelerator–certified nonfiction book coach Christina Larocco has always had one foot in the academic world and one in the creative. She received her PhD in history and since 2015 has served as editor-in-chief of a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. She is also a longtime creative nonfiction editor at Cleaver Magazine. Using her signature system, the Writer’s Finding Aid, Christina draws on this dual background to provide clients with a more complete suite of strategies than writers siloed in either camp are exposed to. Specifically, she helps writers who integrate research into creative and commercial nonfiction dig themselves out from underneath their mountains of information, find the throughline of their book, and reclaim their authority as a writer so that they can write a book that, while informative, is so much more than a collection of facts—it is a work of art. Visit to learn more and to contact her.

ask-a-pro Melissa Hart

Oregon writer Melissa Hart is the author of two memoirs–Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family, and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood–as well as Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens. Her nonfiction articles and essays have appeared in Smithsonian, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Nat Geo Kids, Slate, and numerous other publications. She teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University. Website:

ask-a-pro Cristen Iris

Cristen Iris is an award-winning substantive and developmental editor, author mentor, and former ghostwriter. She believes that writing and editing are a way of life, the constant creation and refinement of thought and action that leads to our highest level of contribution. This belief, her personal journey of discovery, and 9 years in the publishing industry compelled her to establish My Zone of CompetenceTM and create The Zone of Competence ApproachTM that includes The 7 Core Author Competencies AssessmentTM. Cristen specializes in working with subject matters experts and creative thinkers (both neurotypical and neurodivergent like herself) who are dedicated to writing high-impact, commercially viable books. Her clients have contracts with Big 4, academic, and respected traditional model independent publishers. Some have found satisfaction and success within the hybrid-publishing model or as self-published authors. They’ve earned more than 60 book and writing awards. 

ask-a-pro Dr. Pam Perry

Dr. Pam Perry is an award-winning communications & PR professional working with established experts and experienced entrepreneurs – helping them share their brand story to attract clients. She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications, and on more than 500 radio and TV programs. She also has a 25-year career expertise in marketing, public relations and journalism. She is the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE and podcast host of Get Out There and Get Known heard on iHeart Radio and dozens of other podcast outlets. After working with Dr. Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, CNBC, Fox Soul, Impact Network, Oprah Magazine, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Dr. Pam Perry works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar. For more information, visit

ask-a-pro Stacy Lynn Ennis

Stacy Ennis is a best-selling author, book coach, and speaker on a mission to help leaders clarify their ideas and harness their unique story to make an impact. Her background includes impacting more than 100 books in her 14-plus years in publishing; ghostwriting for a Nobel Prize winner in medicine; and leading as executive editor of Sam’s Club’s Healthy Living Made Simple, a publication that reached around 11 million readers. Her best-selling coauthored book is Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact. Stacy’s work and writing have been featured in Yahoo!, Inc., Insider, Publisher’s Weekly, and the TEDx stage. She holds a master’s in writing and editing from the University of Cincinnati. Stacy is also the host of Beyond Better, a podcast that explores how to create a location independent business and life you love. She’s lived in four countries outside the US and currently lives in Portugal with her husband and two kids. Learn more at

ask-a-pro Alicia Dale

Alicia Dale has collaborated with authors on over 10 nonfiction manuscripts, some of which have been traditionally published and self-published. She has also assisted with many writing projects and creative endeavors. Alicia authors two newsletters — Creative Transformations, published on LinkedIn, and Nonfiction Notes a monthly subscriber-based newsletter. Alicia is also a podcast host on The Future of Community and Business. Prior to adding ghostwriter to her portfolio of skills, Alicia held several professional positions at Fortune 500 companies before establishing her first company, FullCircle Management (FCM), in the year 2000. Her business skill easily translates into writing ghostwriting manuscripts for Leaders, Lawyers, and Change Makers. Alicia has written on topics including leadership, personal injury law, health care engineering, holistic health care, positive relationships, and business operations. Her work has taken her to four continents, 14 countries and 31 of the United States including D.C. 

Joey Garcia

Joey Garcia is an editor and author platform coach. She helps writers get known while they’re writing their book, so when it’s published, there’s an audience waiting to read it. Joey’s clients have been interviewed by, or have bylines in, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian magazine, Ms. magazine, CNN, and The Tamron Hall Show, among others. Joey is the indie author of When Your Heart Breaks and It’s Opening to Love and has been a featured Relationship Expert in HuffPost, USA Today, Deutsche Welle, KVIE public television, Global Woman TV Sweden, Australia’s Ticker News, and Slate’s Dear Prudence podcast. In 2017, Joey established the first-ever literary fellowship in Belize, her birthplace. She also partners with literary agents to co-lead retreats in Belize for writers from all over the world.

Kirsten Holmberg

Kirsten Holmberg leverages more than two decades of experience in keynote speaking and writing to equip both new and skilled speakers to achieve maximum impact with their presentations and speaking engagements. Her background in both business and communication has proved an asset in collaborating with her fellow writers. She works with Fortune 100 executives, TEDx speakers, politicians, pastors, and the person next door to shape their content and finesse their delivery.

Carla Green

As a book designer and publishing coach, Carla Green loves supporting independent authors who want to publish bookstore-quality books with clarity and confidence. For decades, she has delivered hands-on attention and book production services to authors and helped hundreds cut through the overwhelm of the publishing process. She founded Clarity Designworks to provide custom cover design, interior page layout and ebook formatting, as well as easy-to-understand answers to the myriad questions authors invariably have about utilizing KDP, IngramSpark and other platforms. Carla’s singular focus is to guide each author on the path that best aligns with their purpose in publishing and to be their book’s best friend every step of the way. Learn more at