Caroline Malloy, Ph.D.

Book Coach
& Historian

Your story matters.

Have you ever wished you had more support and strategies on those days when your writing feels stuck?

Have you been reading stacks of books on writing, but struggled to translate those ideas into action?

Have you ever thought:
“Writing feels so lonely sometimes. I wish I had someone cheering me on”?

Young woman writes at rustic desk

About You

You are a writer with an incredible story to tell.

Perhaps you have a great idea and are struggling to start writing. There are so many pieces and good parts, you just don’t know where to begin.

Or you’ve started writing and know an extra set of eyes or a trusted partner will help you stay accountable to your story.

Maybe you’ve been putting off really getting your proposal ready. (Proposals are hard!) But every nonfiction and memoir writer should have one.

It’s time to let your story change someone’s life.  

Let me help you find the right path and give you to the tools and support to produce something amazing.

About Me

Book Coach, Historian, World Traveler

I work with writers like you who have a goal of finishing an incredible book. I have been a professional Historian for over a decade, writing, researching, and speaking around the world. But I get the most enjoyment adapting my professional toolkit to support the boundless creativity of Nonfiction and Memoir writers.

I believe all Creative and Narrative Nonfiction writers are adding something important to the arc of History and I am so excited to help you do it.

Step 1: What do you write?


Narrative nonfiction writing requires a careful balance of research, writing, and authority. Readers need to know this story that only you can tell.

I have the systems and the experience to help you take your authority to the next level.

Let’s work together on your Nonfiction manuscript!


You may not always have felt like the hero in your own life, but you always get to be the hero in your own story.

Your story is extraordinary. You are ready for the challenge of turning it into a great book.

Let’s work together on your memoir!

Step 2: Choose the Service You Need

Monthly Services

Your best support option!

When you are brainstorming your great idea, working on your draft, or digging into your proposal, start here.

1-Time Services

Something for everyone!

When you are looking for a developmental edit, a 1-time strategy call, or pitching support, start here.

Step 3: Get in Touch

a FREE Call?

Do you want to talk through your book coaching needs? Schedule your FREE and EASY 20-minute call to talk about your goals and to see how I can help with what you and your book need.

A Quick Email?

Do you prefer to write out your thoughts and questions?
I’m happy to answer them all via email. Just go to the Contact page to ask away. I’ll be in touch soon.

See what other writers are saying…

Caroline is responsive, respectful, and knowledgeable, and she helped me organize my thoughts and find my purpose so that my words could sing!

Without inserting herself or her opinions into the process, she helped me find mine. Like magic, after we worked through exercises to figure it all out, places where I had been getting stuck melted away. Places where I had been having fun with the writing took flight. Everything about the book became clearer, which then led to better (and more!) words flowing to the page.

I would recommend Caroline without hesitation!


Nonfiction Author

I didn’t know what a book coach did or if I needed one, but after working with Caroline I realize how valuable and essential coaching is in a book writing process.

I did not see myself as a writer, but Caroline encouraged and worked with me to find my voice and purpose in the process. She helped me refine and map out my target audience, purpose and message, I feel much more confident the end product will be its best. Now I enjoy and celebrate my amazing project!

Caroline was genuinely interested and excited about my project. I always looked forward to her comments and feedback, in person and on paper. Her feedback kept me motivated and moving forward toward an improved next draft.

I remember when I was uncomfortable spending so much money on myself and my book. Caroline are well worth every dollar I spent! I couldn’t do this without her!


Memoir Author

Caroline is the real deal. She spent so much time and was beyond patient and helpful. I can’t say enough! Our chapter pages for our nonfiction proposal and outline have gone from blah to exciting! 

Caroline was not only laser focused as an editor, but extremely helpful when it came to weeding out through-lines and content. Ahhhmazing. She helped me overcome my robotic writing and put more feel and atmosphere into my story. Her patience in redirecting me when I went off topic was amazing. She gently helped me and the pages are much better because of her guidance.

She went above and beyond, especially with scheduling. Life happens for everyone and her flexibility and generosity will always stay with me.


YA & Nonfiction Author

We were uncertain about how to write a non-fiction biography. How many direct quotes to include. Where to start. What to focus on. How to bring our central figures voice to the page.

Caroline gave our manuscript the most detailed notes, and gave us the confidence to move forward in a new genre. Now we have pages for our proposal that we can be proud of, knowing that we’ve focused on the right ideas and included the right details.


YA & Nonfiction author

Caroline is a forthright and honest editor and coach, with keen observational skills and compassionate sensitivity to the writer’s soul.

My manuscript was a mess of too many words and an unclear storyline when I met her. Now my story is flourishing thanks to her book coaching guidance and discerning eye.

A writer seeking guidance for their book will find her a welcome and supportive partner in the creative process. I can’t recommend her services enough.


Memoir author

Caroline is a detail-oriented, story-focused Book Coach. She helped me refine my pitch and flesh out my synopsis. She made what can be a tedious process fun with her gentle feedback and good humor.

Caroline’s background in History and careful editorial eye would be of huge help to any writing project.


YA author

Caroline gave me insightful feedback to help me understand the point of my story and to better identify my ideal reader, inspiring me to dig deeper into my manuscript. She is confident of her recommendations, yet open to discussion, great at managing her time, and helping me to do the same.

I’m grateful for her help and plan to work with her again on my next memoir. That’s the best recommendation I can give.


Memoir author

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