Being recognized as a thought leader is important for any executive or business owner. That’s why you see so many CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies authoring books. It’s even more important for female executives. Look  at Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. She was well known in the Tech Industry but her authority and prominence sky rocketed after writing the book Lean In. An authority based book isn’t just a regular book. It becomes the basis for making more money, getting more clients, getting larger clients, building a speaking career, and many other activities. It establishes the author as a credible authority on a particular subject matter.

I'm an ExpertWhat’s the fastest way to increase credibility and authority in a subject or industry? Write a book! According to one study, eighty percent of the population wants to write a book, but only ten percent actually do.

Some people fear the time commitment, some aren’t sure how to go from idea to finished product, and others are confused about the terms and jargon used in the publishing industry.

What is the Expert Author Book Writing Program?

I’ve been where you are. I wanted to publish a book to showcase my expertise and attract new clients. Through trial and error and a lot of research, I wrote and published the book Maximum Occupancy: How Smart Innkeepers put heads in beds in every season. I created a publishing company in the process.

Now I’ve removed the trial and error to create a step by step process which takes you from Expert to Author in as little as 12 weeks! 

Have you always wanted to write a book but thought it would take years to write one that was high quality? Do you think you have to leave home and go to a desert island with no distractions in order to write it? Have you heard that getting a printed paperback book is too expensive for the average person? I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. I know, because I’ve done it and I want to show you how!

I work with female executives and business owners who have expert knowledge in a particular area and who want to share that knowledge with others. The books we write are non-fiction and tell the reader how to solve a problem, get inspired, or break through a stumbling block. For example, my book, Maximum Occupancy describes the problem and solution in the subtitle: How smart innkeepers put heads in beds in every season.

Who is it for?

This program isn’t for everyone. I’m looking for women who are already successful and passionate about their subject but are looking for encouragement, guidance and accountability to complete their goal.

I’m looking for Subject Matter Experts who:

  • Have knowledge about a particular topic and who have a solution to a problem but have been confused, overwhelmed, or frustrated on how to get their book written and published
  • Want a step by step process that works to go from idea to published print book so that you don’t go around in circles and can focus on the book’s contents
  • Need accountability to stay on track and actually finish their book
  • Want proven tools and resources to make writing and publishing their book easier
  • Want to position themselves as an expert and attract speaking engagements and other opportunities
  • Want to learn how to get their book on Amazon in both print and Kindle version

What will you learn?

  •  How to plan your book. How to hone in on a specific topic, how to do market research, how to find out what other books are in the space, how to position your book to be successful
  • How to complete the writing process. How to create an outline that practically writes the book for you. How to create a schedule to actually get the writing done. How to write the book so that it is formatted properly for the publishing process. Chapters, sections, fonts, and pages de-mystified so that your finished book looks as professional as one published by one of the big New York publishing houses. You will avoid the traps of having your book look amateur-ish.
  • Whether to use pictures or not and the impact of pictures on the cost of publishing.
  • How to start your book marketing efforts while you’re still writing so that you have a list of buyers waiting for your book to be published
  • How to reach out to book bloggers to get reviews
  • How to get your print book published so that you retain total control of your intellectual property. All about ISBN’s. Do you need one and how to get one if you do.
  • Where to go to find high quality book cover designers, book editors, book proofreaders, and on-demand book publishers.

Enjoy Built-in Support and Accountability

  • A writing and publishing timeline that, if followed, will result in a printed book in 12 weeks
  • Writing tools and daily writing goals that will set you up for success
  • Twelve coaching calls where you can ask me questions, share your progress,and get strategies to help you with stumbling blocks
  • A private Facebook group for attendees and graduates to get questions answered, get feedback, and encouragement

 Why Linda Griffin?

Linda is a math major who had a long career in a technical field. If anyone had told her she would one day be a published author, she would have laughed hysterically! Fast forward to 2013 when this published author sold her book, Maximum Occupancy, at the premier industry conference for the Innkeeping industry.

The book, which is now available on Amazon in print format and as a Kindle eBook, not only established her as an industry expert, but has given her the opportunity to be invited as a keynote conference speaker, workshop leader, and webinar guest speaker. Linda believes that if a left brain oriented geek like her can write a book, anyone can!


Book Now ButtonHow do I sign up?

The Fast Track to Author Book Writing Program is included in my signature Fast Track to Author Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program also includes the Thought Leader Book Marketing Module. It’s not a cookie cutter, one size fits all but has personalized attention built into the program. Because of that, I only accept five concurrent clients at any given time. Our first step is a brainstorming session to determine your goals, where you are in the writing process, and see if our working styles are compatible. If so, I’ll provide a statement of work outlining our project and you’ll make a decision. Investment in the program ranges from $3000 to $10,000 depending on whether you want to do all the writing yourself or have parts of the book ghost written.  In all cases, your name is the only one that goes on the book as author!

If you have any questions about the program, you can email Linda here:Linda Griffin (Linda(at) or call at 703-957-9862