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Dear Author, I know your secret…

Writing your second – or fifth– book is just as hard as writing your first book, though your concerns and dreams are very different this time around.

But what if you didn’t have to cobble together your support or suffer in the proverbial attic?

What if your writing process was more joyful, less painful, and more productive?

Can writing become fun again? Yes.

Can you get your next book completed now? Yes, you can.


photo by: Anne Hamersky Photographer

I’m Ericka Lutz: Book Mentor.

{  Book Mentor = Editor. Coach. Butt-kicker. Companion.  }


I offer one-on-one book labs with published authors
+ I host writing retreats in exciting locations.

I’ve taught, edited, and coached writers for decades. I’ve published seven nonfiction books and one novel, plus a gazillion short stories, essays, columns, and articles. I understand your reality; I get your issues. I’ve stopped, I’ve started, I’ve stalled, I’ve flowed.

“You helped me succeed in writing again, from the heart. It felt really good.”

– Robyn Ringler

As your book mentor, I work directly with you, the experienced writer who can use an ally of your own.

You’ll get support, continuity and accountability, an excellent reader, and a strong editorial eye.

You’ll finish your book and get it out the door. And you’ll enjoy the process.


Ericka is truly a writer’s teacher, insightful, perceptive, and – perhaps most important – deeply caring. She deftly guides writers in unlocking their own creativity.

– Camille J. Cusumano, Tango: an Argentine Love Story

Intrigued? Book a call with me.

I offer free connection calls to writers seriously considering working with me.


NEW: Come write with me online. It’s FREE. It’s FUN. It’s EFFECTIVE.


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