30 Minute Consultation

For a free 30-minute consultation to see if book coaching is right for you, send an inquiry through my Contact page. Subject line: "Free Consultation"

Query Critique Packages

  1. Query Letter Critique: $55 (one-time)

  2. Query Letter Coaching: $150 (three rounds of edits)

  3. Agent Submission Package Critique: $275 

    1. One round of feedback on query, synopsis, and first chapter

  4. Deluxe Agent Submission Package Critique: $550 

    1. Three rounds of edits on query and first chapter (up to 20 pages)

Manuscript Review

$3 per page for full manuscripts; $55 plus $3 per page for partial manuscripts (minimum of 50 pages)



  • 1-4 page edit letter

  • No in-document comments

  • One-hour project management call

NOTE: For in-document comments, price is $5 per page

Book Planning Package

For those who want to focus on perfecting the structure of their story before they start;

Great for Nanowrimo prep



  • One forty-five minute, pre-coaching call to discuss your book and our coaching relationship

  • 4 deadlines, weekly or bi-weekly, during which you will receive feedback on up to 10 pages each (2500 word limit per deadline)

  • Project development exercises tailored to your needs

  • One 30-minute call to be used as needed during the coaching process

  • One 45-minute, post-coaching call to discuss your experience, clarify any lingering questions, and make a plan for writing forward

*Package must be completed within two months

**Can be paid upfront, or half on starting and half on finishing

Book Development or Revision Package

For writers who have an idea, but don’t know where to start; writers who have 50 or so pages and are stuck; writers who have been querying with no luck




  • One 60-minute pre-coaching call to discuss your book and our coaching relationship

  • Six deadlines, weekly or bi-weekly, of up to 20 pages (5,000 word limit per submission)

  • Project development exercises tailored to your needs

  • In-document feedback and Next Step action plan with each submission

  • Three 30-minute editorial calls and email support


*Additional deadlines can be purchased individually

**Deadlines must be used within 4 months

***Paid upfront or in monthly installments



I had the pleasure of engaging Mia Manansala as a book coach. She reviewed the first three chapters of my manuscript. In addition to written comments, she conducted a video appointment to discuss my concerns. I found her recommendations specific to my work in progress, and helpful toward improving my craft. I strongly encourage other aspiring authors to utilize her services.

Michelle Corbier,

"Mia complimented my MS strengths and provided insights and suggestions on how to improve my main character and the setting. She answered all my questions thoroughly and in a very professional manner."

Recita Clemons, w/a R. Lanier Clemons, author of the Jonelle Sweet mystery series.

Mia offered me some amazing feedback on my manuscript. Her thorough analysis and gentle criticism highlighted both the large and small problem areas in my book, and she gave me some excellent guidance on how to fix these. Brainstorming with Mia actually made me excited to start on revisions! In addition, she helped me to become more cognizant of my overarching weaknesses, and her insights will go a long way toward strengthening my work in the future. If you are an author or aspiring author interested in improving your craft, Mia will not only challenge you to write the best book you can, but she will provide you with the tools and encouragement to do so.

-- Marla Bradeen, mystery author,

It would be easy for me to say that Mia as a writer, and an editor, has an intuitive sense of story. That she’s candid, and thorough, and patient, and that both my manuscript, and I, are so much better for having had her input. I can say all these things because they are true. But what these facts don’t cover is the kindness and generosity that she offers so abundantly. I am very lucky to have her not just a mentor, but also as a friend. She is a joy to work with.


Manju Soni, Pitch Wars 2019 mentee

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