An international writing coach and mentor, I have empowered thousands of authors to think outside of the box and take their writing into new dimensions of greatness -

I can’t wait to help you, too!

Megan Close Zavala

A bibliophile for as long as I can remember, I have truly found my dream job working in the world of publishing.

My journey to this career has been a circuitous one.  I worked in the entertainment industry for several years before realizing I was in the wrong place.  After being laid off (which proved to be a blessing!), I moved with my husband to India for a year, allowing myself to finally do what I had always wanted to do: dive headfirst into the world of books.

After traveling the world, I returned home and began working at a literary agency as an editorial assistant.  I was lucky to work for a great boss and mentor, and I was soon promoted to literary agent.

In my publishing career I have read, reviewed, edited, rejected, and selected thousands of book and script projects for agencies, film companies, publishing houses, and private clients.  I have worked with authors in all genres and have always prided myself on being hands on - someone who likes to get down and dirty in helping clients make their proposals and book manuscripts shine.  As an agent I have worked with New York Times and international best-selling authors, and have also spoken at and served as a judge at writers' conferences nationwide, training thousands of authors on all things book- and publishing-related.

What I have learned from interacting with so many authors is that many require help beyond what I can offer as a literary agent.  Perhaps their book isn't ready to pitch to agents or publishers, or perhaps they have an idea and don't know where to start.  Maybe they have started but are just plain stuck.

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And so Turn the Page Book Coaching & Editorial was born.

Just like a health coach helps a client get their body into as good a shape as possible, I do the same for authors and their books.  There is no better feeling that helping people like you achieve their writing dreams and make their dreams of truly connecting with readers come true!

I can't wait to help you invigorate your story, manuscript, or book proposal.  Together we will work closely to ensure all elements of your book project are where and how they should be.

We will make your beautifully crafted words jump right off of your pages and into the hearts and minds of your readers! That is where book coaching and editing comes into play.

I would love to chat with you about your writing projects and aspirations as an author.  Click here for a FREE Editing & Coaching Consultation Call.

From one book lover to another, I wish you the very best in all of your writing endeavors!