About MyBookTherapy

Meet the My Book Therapy Coaches committed to helping you discover the writer in you!

Founder and Head Coach, Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren, My Book Therapy, The Craft and Coaching Community for NovelistsACFW BlingSusan May Warren is the Christy and RITA award-winning author of over forty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press.  A six-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award and the ACFW Carol. A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation. A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: www.susanmaywarren.com. Contact her at: susan@mybooktherapy.com.

Book Therapist, Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck, My Book Therapy, The Craft and Coaching Community for NovelistsBest-selling, award-winning author Rachel Hauck loves a great story. She excels in seeing the deeper layers of a story. With a love for teaching and mentoring, Rachel comes alongside writers to help them craft their novel. A worship leader, board member of ACFW and popular writing teacher, Rachel is the author of over 15 novels. She lives in Florida with her husband and her dog, Lola. Contact her at: Rachel@mybooktherapy.com, or at her website, http://www.rachelhauck.com/.

Facebook Group Hostess, Lisa Jordan


Author Lisa Jordan serves as My Book Therapy’s Forum Hostess and Voices e-zine editor. A romantic from an early age, Lisa married her real-life hero. Together, they raised two young adult men. She writes ontemporary Christian romance for Love Inspired. Her debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, comes out in November 2011. Her second novel, Lakeside Family, will be released in August 2012. When she isn’t writing romance, she enjoys family time, good books, romantic comedies and crafting with friends. To learn more about her writing, visit her site at www.lisajordanbooks.com. Contact her at: lisa@mybooktherapy.com.

Skills Coach, Beth Vogt


MBT Skills Coach  Beth K. Vogt’s debut novel, Wish You Were Here, will be published by Howard Books in May 2012. She provides her readers with a happily ever after woven through with humor, reality and God’s lavish grace. Her book Baby Changes Everything: Embracing and Preparing for Motherhood after 35 (Revell 2007) offers practical advice and support to late-in-life moms. Beth is a consulting editor for MomSense magazine and writes a bimonthly column for MOMSnext, an e-zine for mothers of school-age children. She speaks to women’s groups, reminding them life doesn’t have to be perfect to be fulfilling. Beth runs the online MBT Storycrafter’s Course coming January 2012. Contact her at:  skillscoach@mybooktherapy.com.

Retreats and Seminars Hostess, Alena Tauriainen


Our MBT Hostess, Alena Tauriainen, a natural born organizer, manages her family business in West Texas. She balances work, four zany kids and the family dog. When she’s not being a bookkeeper, a zookeeper or a chauffeur, you can usually find her at www.mbtponderers.blogspot.com. She enjoys writing contemporary romance so readers can sit back, relax and escape to a happily ever after. Contact her at: retreats@mybooktherapy.com.

Marketing Coordinator, Melissa Tagg

Tagg2Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former reporter, current nonprofit communications coordinator and total Iowa girl. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever (not that she’s biased), watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next story. She’s passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly and loves connecting with readers atwww.melissatagg.com. Contact her at: marketing@mybooktherapy.com.

Social Media Coach, Edie Melson

Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with over 16 years experience in the publishing industry, with her popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on Twitter, Facebook, and social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her bestselling e-book, Social Media Marketing for Writers, is available on Kindle and Nook. Edie is also the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and Southwest Christian Writers Studio, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. Edie is also the Assistant Acquisitions Editor for www.ChristianDevotions.us. Her devotional book, Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home, debuts on Veterans Day, 2011. (www.winningthewarathome.com) Contact her at: socialmedia@mybooktherapy.com, or at her website http://www.ediemelson.com/.

Brainstorming Coach, Michelle Lim

Michelle Lim blog pixOur Huddle Coach, Michelle Lim semi-finaled in the 2011 Genesis with Death’s Apprentice and received Bronze Medal Recognition in the 2010 Frasier contest with Singed. She is the vice president of MN N.I.C.E., a local chapter of ACFW. At My Book Therapy she coordinates the e-zine’s Genre Java Column and is the Brainstorm and Huddle Coach,our program for local craft groups. Michelle taught elementary school for eleven years. She lives in Minnesota with her husband Hui Hong and four rambunctious kids that keep her life full of laughter and suspense. Contact her at: huddles@mybooktherapy.com, or at http://thoughtsonplot.wordpress.com/.