wHAT i DO
I am a story wizard. I feel the energies within words and stories. I know where the story wants and needs to go in order to find its perfect audience. And I do it all while encouraging you to find and embrace your authentic voice.
I am able to easily hone in on the source of writer's block/resistance (I don't actually BELIEVE in writer's block; there are YOU blocks, or your resistance).
I am a rock star at helping writers let GO of perceived perfections and embrace their messy, for that is where YOUR GENIUS resides!
Embrace your mess,
it's where your genius resides.
Who i am
Christina Trevaskis is a former Borders executive who has spent nearly twenty-five years in the publishing industry wearing many different hats: reader, bookseller, marketing specialist, and now author coach and editor, which is the crown she prefers donning. Throughout her career she has worked with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors such as Suzanne Brockmann, Lora Leigh, Bella Andre, Catherine Mann, Karin Tabke, Sylvia Day, Stella Cameron, Maya Banks, Cat Porter, Lorelei James, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
She stepped into the self-publishing world forming her business, Book Matchmaker, four years ago with the intention of helping authors navigate the ever-changing publishing landscape and discovered she also had the knack for helping authors find and embrace their own unique writing voice.
She's a Book Matchmaker, a publishing partner, a creative coach for books and their authors. She helps them BOTH be all they can be and more, working with the authors to bring more balance into their life, so they can get back to the real dream of writing.
Want to know more about working with me?
Let's chat today.
some of what Christina's clients have to say about her services:
Write Out Loud:
Capturing and Connecting with Your Audience
Join me Wednesday, February 27 at 5:00 PM EST/4:00 CST for my latest workshop Write Out Loud: Capturing and Connecting with Your Audience. Where you'll learn how to better connect with your audience, draw them in, maintain their attention, and keep them coming back for more.
What makes us love an author's book? There are a multitude of reasons, but in some way we connect with the characters, the story, or just the way we're drawn into the worlds (and words) an author creates. We connect with the author, the writer.
Everything leads back to you.
You are the one with whom the reader is going to connect. Writing is such an intimate endeavor. You delve deep into your feelings in order to delve deep into a characters feelings. You create conflict in order to find the resolution. You create pain in order to show love, you create ugliness in order to show beauty.
In a world where there are so many ways to connect with readers, how do you know where to start?
Everything leads back to you.
Who YOU are is where you begin. What kind of story do you want to tell? Do you want your reader to laugh or cry? Or both? Where is your zone of genius? Your strengths become your distinctive power. It's who you are as a writer. It's where your uniqueness and your inspiration will spark.
Next Session: Wednesday, February 27 @ 5:00 PM EST
Write Out Loud: Capturing and Connecting with Your Audience
Register by February 14 to receive the discounted rate ($35*) and a free 30 min session with me.
*Price increases to $55 after February 14.
Write Out Loud:
Finding and Owning the Fearless Writer Within
You think you have what it takes to be a writer, but suddenly you're getting advice from everyone on how to write, what to write and everything gets lost in the noise and you suddenly don't even know where to start.
Or maybe you're a seasoned writer who has lost the passion in what you're currently writing. Or you're looking to get your writing to the next level, make a best seller list, or find more readers and make more money.
In this workshop you will learn how to shut out the voices (unless they're coming from your characters) and take control of your writing. Leave all the noise behind and learn to fearlessly write out loud!
Included in the workshop is a live Q & A, a copy of all the materials and a workbook character sketch. Mention where you saw this workshop and you will receive a free 30 min on-on-one with Christina to discuss your WIP (work in progress.)
Bolster your writing skills and give your words power with Christina’s insider knowledge of the publishing industry to launch your book from dreams into reality.
Here's what past attendees have said about the workshop:
"I’ve been cranking out chapters based on your advice. The magic happens in the editing, right? I can’t look at it right now. I want to keep going through chapters and editing instead of going forward. Hemingway is TOTALLY wrong about the writing drunk part, by the way. I like your idea better, since I’ve tried both this week. Ha!"
Kristina, aspiring author
"Christina cuts to the quick simply and fiercely, and we clearly see and feel the exciting, bright possibilities that have always been within our reach."
“Write Out Loud helped me find my new mantra: Write daily with fearless authenticity…because they don’t know they want it until they read it! I am enjoying writing again and moving closer to my goal each day. My thanks to Christina for the inspirational encouragement!”
Melissa, aspiring author
"Christina has this magical way of opening you up to your depths where the fear of being seen lies, then gently guides you towards your authenticity because this is how you will be connecting with your audience. She urges each of us to write WILD without reservations, to do what scares you, and to take risks sharing all your magic through your words. She has helped me to feel that the impossible is possible, that I have a story to share and that others are wanting to read it."
Safira, aspiring author, lifestyle coach, amazing goddess, warrior beast
How to Find the Best Editor for You
Writing your first book or your 100th, finding the right editor for you could mean the difference between writing a good book and the best book of your life. In this workshop you'll learn what kind of editor will work best for what you're trying to achieve, along with tips and questions to ask yourself and your potential editor.