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

You are a writer with an incredible story to tell.

This is your moment. 

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.

I will set you on the right path.

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

I will help you get those pages done.

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

I will give you to the tools and support to produce something amazing.

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

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, especially for friends/colleagues who are in her areas of specialty: history or academic-to-trade!

Barb B.

Nonfiction author

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

My memoir manuscript was a mess of too many words and an unclear storyline when I met her. I knew it would flourish under her book coaching guidance and discerning eye. We started with a process of foundation-building exercises that helped me uncover the story I want to tell. Since then, we’ve moved onto weekly pages as I write and revise another draft of my book.

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.

Leslie C.

Memoir author

Caroline’s ability to adapt to whatever I threw at her made me feel safer and more secure. Her energy, enthusiasm, and genuine caring about getting the best end result were all motivating and validating.

Tiffany B.

Nonfiction 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. 

She also coached me through multiple versions of my synopsis and query, pushing me to sharpen the focus, refine the language, and clarify my voice—to make it the best it can be. After discussing my hopes and concerns, Caroline gave me a great start on a list of agents I’m excited to submit to.

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.

Deborah L.

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.

Julie A.

Young Adult author

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