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AUTHOR & BOOK COACH

Hey, I'm Dallas!

I’ve spent the past two decades immersed in the publishing industry, building my career as a best-selling author of five books and counting. As a book coach, I have helped dozens of women birth their books and live their dreams. I don’t just want you to be a published author – I want you to be a THRIVING author, confidently sharing your ideas, making an impact with your words, and owning your unique voice that deserves to be heard!

MY PUBLISHED BOOKS

1,001 Ways to Be Kind book coverBefore & After You & Me book coverHow to Make Paper When the World is Ending book coverThanks, Carissa, For Ruining My Life book coverThe Best Week That Never Happened book coverWoman, Running Late, In A Dress book cover
Indie Books Awards Finalist awardMoonbeam Children's Book Awards awardThe Eric Hoffer 2019 Finalist AwardIndies Today 2021 Runner-Up Teen awardIndies Today Recommended awardLiving Now Book Awards awardDante Rossetti YA Fiction 2020 Grand Prize awardBest Book Awards Finalist award

Book Club Guides

I love to visit book clubs — both in-person and virtually over Zoom! It's so much fun to answer questions and hear readers’ thoughts and insights. Download the free Book Club Guides for bonus material about each of my books, recipes, discussion questions, and more!

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New Book Deal!

My YA novel BEFORE & AFTER YOU & ME will be published by Owl Hollow Press in 2023!! I have been working on this book for many years and it has gone through many iterations, but this kernel remains the same: an accident happens in the first chapter, and the story is told in alternating "before" & "after" chapters. And it is still a book about grief, regret, love, and the healing power of creating art.

Episode 88: Interview with Melinda Rangel

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I spoke with published author, professor, and former client Melinda Rangel. She is the author of Iron Sharpens Iron: Daily Proverbs for Today's Martial Artist. And she has so much wisdom and inspiration to share with you!

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Episode 87: Lessons from My Biggest Launch Yet

In today’s episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I would love to invite you to celebrate with me!!

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Episode 86: Interview with Elaine Aldrete

In today’s episode, I spoke with my dear friend and former client Elaine Clark Aldrete. She’s the founder of Teaching Life Choices Inc & author of the debut middle-grade novel G-R-E-E-N-E.
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6-MONTH COACHING PROGRAM

Thriving Authors Academy

My signature six-month small-group mentorship program for people who are committed to birthing the book inside their heart. With weekly coaching calls, intimate writing workshops, supportive co-writing sessions, and 20 master-class video lessons on all aspects of the writing, publishing and marketing process -- this dynamic high-touch program provides a nourishing, personalized container to finally write, finish + launch your book!

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Lenore Pearson, holistic counsellor and author of SELF ASHORED: NAVIGATING YOUR WAY ON LIFE’S VOYAGE (Best Indie Book Award winner)

"There is no one in the world who could have bought this book out of me the way Dallas did. She is an absolute superstar and fountain of writing knowledge. I have such respect and gratitude for Dallas and the way she helped me bravely bring my book into the world."

Lenore Pearson, holistic counsellor and author of SELF ASHORED: NAVIGATING YOUR WAY ON LIFE’S VOYAGE (Best Indie Book Award winner)

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW, Executive Life Coach, and author of THE PROFITABLE PRACTICE

“Dallas’s program was just what I needed to get my book out of my head and onto paper. Every week, I looked forward to our coaching calls and her positive energy. I never thought I would be a published author, but Dallas made it happen. I recommend her program to anyone who is dreaming of writing a book. I know I will definitely be using her services again for my next writing adventure."

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW, Executive Life Coach, and author of THE PROFITABLE PRACTICE

Brianna Wilkerson, Holistic Health and Life Coach, Podcaster, and Essential Oils Advocate

"The live support that Dallas offers and how she customizes it to each person is crucial to moving forward in your book. It takes you so much further than if you try to go it alone without that support. Even though this is a group atmosphere, it feels so customized and personalized, which is so important in whatever phase of writing your book you are in."

Brianna Wilkerson, Holistic Health and Life Coach, Podcaster, and Essential Oils Advocate

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1:1 COACHING

Book Breathrough Intensive

A 60-minute 1:1 session with me to talk through whatever is tripping you up or holding you back from your book-writing dreams. Pick my brain. Let's strategize together. Whether it is figuring out the best structure for your book, overcoming imposter syndrome, nailing down your perfect pitch letter, or anything in between -- I'm here to help!

THE PODCAST

The Thriving Authors Podcast

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On the Thriving Authors Podcast, we delve into all aspects of what it takes to get your dream book out of your heart, onto the page and into the world, connecting with a wide audience of readers. Tune in for new episodes every week where I share behind-the-scenes lessons from my own book-writing and publishing journey, interviews with successful published authors, and tips and advice you can start using today to move you forward in your writing life.