Every week, I receive emails from people who want feedback on their book ideas. And every week, I am saddened that I do not have the time to read everyone's submission and offer helpful guidance or words of wisdom. For that reason, I thought it might be beneficial to others to offer a reading service from someone I turn to when I want inspiration and feedback: Lisa Smartt, MA.
Lisa is the co-founder of The University of Heaven and has offered me support and feedback on several writing projects and is now working with me on my book God is Bigger than The Bible.
No writer can do it alone. We all need input, guidance and editorial suggestions. If you have an idea for a book, a writing consultation may be just the thing to turn your idea into a reality.
Having a book idea and following through on it is one of life's most exciting endeavors. Ask Lisa Smartt.
Several years ago, Lisa became curious about final words after observing unusual changes in her father's end-of-life language. She began researching the topic, then pitched the idea to a publisher, and delighted in seeing Words at the Threshold become an Amazon bestseller and enjoyed publication around the world. Recently, Lisa published Veil and Cante Bardo and offers editorial support and kind guidance to many, including myself.
Lisa brings practical know-how as a published author and 30 years teaching experience as an English professor, adult educator and writing coach.LEARN MORE ABOUT BOOK CONSULTATIONS
Lisa's love for language and the creative process led to her earning an MA in creative writing and an MA in educational psychology. For 30 years she has been a writer, English professor and adult educator. She has been working with Raymond Moody since 2013 and is honored and delighted to be co-founder of The University of Heaven.
""If you are interested in writing a top notch book, Lisa Smartt should be in your corner. Lisa brought the energy of joy and vitality into my writing life when I needed it the most. As an author of four books herself, she had the knowledge to steer me in all the right directions from beginning to end. Lisa was patient, steady and kind throughout the process, making this new writer feel comfortable and confident in the complex world of book publishing. In all honesty, count yourself a lucky writer if Lisa Smartt is on your team!""
"Lisa is my writing midwife, champion, and soul reader and now, friend. Both her patience and astute knowing of when I need cajoling, a swift kick or what hearted-reassuring praise make the process of writing my life's work, an experience I relish and cherish. Lisa is able to ride my undulating multi-dimensional creative process with me while keeping us focused and on target to birth my work into the world. Lisa is a "find" who encourages me to shine. "
"You know that super-charge feeling you get when a thunderstorm is coming? Sitting with Lisa, planning a project is like that. Every fiber of your being vibrates with creativity and excitement. Ideas come in to both of you at the same moment, as if you are both channeling the Truth that wants to be written. Then she magically grounds it with outlines and makes it easy and fun to create a finished work. I’ve worked with her on two projects now, and I heartily recommend her! "
"Lisa Smartt is an accomplished writer who has published several books, including her #1 Amazon bestseller, Words at the Threshold. She has brought her proficiency in teaching and writing to the forefront as a coach to many newer writers with a supportive, curious and kind approach to mentoring them in their own writing pursuits. I highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone interested in learning how to be a better writer... Lisa gave me the guidance I needed for success, thanks to her dedication to helping others discover and achieve their own aspirations. "
"Lisa offers a balanced blend of compassion, accountability, and the special gift of 'seeing' to her coaching clients. She held both my insecurities and my gifts with an equal dose of loving kindness and clear, intentional truth-telling. Her presence as a mentor and writing/creativity advocate irrefutably changed my life. "