our extra goodies

Have you signed up for a workshop and want to get a jump start on some of the exercises? Or have you already taken a workshop and would like to get some extra coaching from one of the leaders? Maybe you just need a good book to read on the plane or a special gift? Browse our goodies below.


Better Than Gin Coloring Book

Designed to help aspiring, stuck, or visual writers, Better than Gin: A Coloring Book for Writers combines art and narrative to stimulate your creative brain while silencing your self-doubt. The result? You get to finally write that story you're meant to write.

Flesh out your characters, structure your plot, build a cinematic setting and more, all with guided sketching, coloring, and narrative exercises designed to soothe, guide, and inspire. No exceptional drawing or creative writing skills required. You just have to be willing to color, create, and relax.

And then write.

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Coaching with Jess Lourey

Arrange for a private online coaching session with Jess, creative writing professor and author of 16 books. The session lasts an hour, costs $250, and includes:

  • a pre-meeting email where you send Jess a 5-page writing sample and a list of your concerns and questions

  • a one-hour meeting tailored to your needs

  • a follow-up email offering you a path forward


Rewrite Your Life Online Course

This 10-module, entertaining, and interactive program teaches you how to harvest your life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and write a powerful book. You will be given:

  • the science behind the healing power of transforming fact into fiction

  • a simple yet powerful model for sifting through pivotal life experiences to select the one you most need to write about

  • the POP method, a wildly effective tool for writing your book in one year’s time

  • an exclusive creative, downloadable 80-page workbook

  • insight into why now is the best time to write that book you're meant to write

  • BONUS: A guide showing you how to publish a book

  • so much more!


Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction (Paperback)

Based on the process Lourey developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband’s suicide, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet readers where they are and take their creativity and personal growth to the next level. 

The Catalain Book of Secrets

A lush, bewitching novel about poisonous secrets, powerful love, and the magic we all carry. "Think Alice Hoffman...spell-binding!" ―Midwest Book Review

"Prolific mystery writer Lourey tells of a matriarchal clan of witches joining forces against age-old evil...The novel is tightly plotted, and Lourey shines when depicting relationships―romantic ones as well as tangled links between Catalains." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Lourey expertly concocts a Gothic fusion of long-held secrets, melancholy, and resolve...Exquisitely written in naturally flowing, expressive language, the book delves into the special relationships between sisters, and mothers and daughters." ―Publishers Weekly