Professional Services



Critique partners are a great companion during every stage of your manuscript writing. For those dreaming of publication however, the professional touch is needed. If you are preparing your manuscript for publication or submission, the following handpicked experts offer feedback, mentoring and critique services. Please contact each one individually for prices and details.



Wendy Tokunaga

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is the author of two books published by St. Martin’s Press. She holds an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University.

“I can give you valuable feedback on your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses in regards to characterization, plot, structure, prose style, etc. I provide this in a comprehensive written report that includes a summary of what works, what needs to be improved, and suggestions on how to strengthen the manuscript. My comments are sensitive, but also practical and to-the-point, enabling you to make progress.”

Wendy also offers query letter help, coaching and other help. Email her at Info [at] WendyTokunaga [dot] com or find out more here.



Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is the author of nine novels, many of which were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her new novel, Pictures of You is a New York Times bestseller. She is an award-winning senior instructor at UCLA Writers Program online, where she teaches “Writing The Novel” online, and she also mentors privately.

Caroline offers one-on-one mentoring/manuscript consultation either through UCLA or privately.

Contact Caroline at carleavitt [at] hotmail [dot] com or find out more here.





Cathy Yardley


Cathy has authored chick lit, romance and non-fiction including the popular LA Woman and Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel. She is published by St. Martin’s Griffin, Avon Red and Harlequin Blaze.

Through her services for writers, also known as Rock Your Writing, she can help you rock your plot, revisions, proposals, or promotions. Email her at cathy [at] cathyyardley [dot] com or find out how to rock here.



 Laura Pepper Wu

In my “real job” (Ladies Who Critique is a beautiful hobby ~) I help authors craft awesome book promotions and marketing campaigns. I work with both traditionally published and self published authors to help them get more readers and spread the word about their books to the world. We’ll use traditional media, social media, blogging, your brand and more to build buzz and get you that much coveted exposure. 

I ADORE what I do! I’m passionate about the books I work with. I enjoy working with authors. I love the creative part of planning a promotional blast. I’m a complete and utter book nerd and I want people to read and love your book.

Let’s talk! laura [at] 30daybooks [dot] com


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