Author Accelerator Success Stories


Our mission at Author Accelerator is to help our writers  finish their best book. But it's always a bonus when our writers go on to get awards, agents, and book deals, and even publish their books.

Agent Deals


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Pitch Wars

Pitch Wars is a unique opportunity for writers to mentor each other and prepare their manuscripts for the querying process. In the last several years, many of our coaches have served as mentors and some of our writers have been selected to be mentees. Learn more about Pitch Wars here.


  • Julie Artz (2018)

  • Heather Ezell (2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Kit Frick (2018)

  • Jennifer Hawkins (2015, 2016)

  • Michelle Hazen (2018)

  • Dawn Ius (2018)

  • Megan Lally (2016)


  • Elizabeth Gibson (2017)

  • K.C. Karr (2017)

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American Fiction Awards

Teri Case and her book Tiger Drive won Best New Fiction (2018)

National Indie Excellence Awards

Teri Case and her book Tiger Drive was selected as a finalist (2018)

Women's Fiction Writers Rising Star Award

Lainey Cameron and her book Exit Strategy earned second place (2017)

Rebecca Hodge and her book Margin of Safety earned third place (2017)

Georgia Peach Award for Speculative Fiction

Shari McGriff won in 2018 for her novel The Awakening of a Seer.

International Readers’ Favorite Awards

Teri Case won Gold for both her novels: In the Doghouse for Animal Fiction & Tiger Drive for Fiction-Drama

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Interviews with Our Clients

Interview with Teri Case

Click to see what Teri Case has to say about book coaching. Watch the full interview with Lisa Cron, Jennie Nash, and Teri.

I’ve used more than one of Author Accelerator’s programs and will again. For ‘Tiger Drive,’ my coach extraordinaire, Lizette Clarke, at Author Accelerator did an evaluation and was able to tell me what still needed to be fixed — issues that were keeping ‘Tiger Drive’ from being published. Lizette and Author Accelerator are part of the village that made ‘Tiger Drive’ a reality.”
— Teri Case

Interview with Beverley Courtney


Interview with Jeanne Ryan


Interview with Lisa Manterfield

“What I really needed and wanted was something that worked with my timing and where I would be getting professional level feedback. So what I'm getting is the type of editor feedback I would get from a publisher before I have a book under contract. I find that really, really helpful.”

— Jeanne Ryan

Click to watch an interview with Lisa Manterfield and Jennie Nash.


Books by Our Clients


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 We love celebrating our clients’ success stories! If you have finished a draft, acquired an agent or book deal, won an award or published a novel, please share your success with us and we will help you celebrate.