It’s time to finish your book.


photo credit: Anne Hamersky Photographer


I’m Ericka Lutz: Book Mentor.

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


photo credit: Anne Hamersky Photography

  • Author of eight books including the novel The Edge of Maybe
  • 18 years on the UC Berkeley Faculty
  • Private writing coach and developmental editor since 1992
  • Featured and reviewed in the SF Chronicle and SF Weekly, on NPR,  ABC and NBC, and internationally
  • Actor, playwright, and solo performer

Hey, Writer!

I know from personal experience, the writing doesn’t always go smoothly, and sometimes you need a strong editorial eye, continuity and accountability, support, and an excellent reader.

As your book mentor, I work directly with you, the writer who can use an ally. Working with me, 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

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

– Robyn Ringler


Intrigued? Book a call with me.

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


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