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Early feedback from a literary agent is vital.

Many new writers make the critical mistake of investing months of time and often thousands of dollars on book proposals or book coaches, all before they’ve had critical feedback from a literary agent. 

What we’ve learned from our clients is that this invaluable guidance can entirely shift your pitch, your book’s chances of success, and even your career.

That’s why I offer one-to-one sessions on Zoom to:

  • Assess your book idea
  • Listen to your personal goals
  • Address your questions and challenges
  • Give you game-changing big picture feedback
  •  Tell you what you need to capture an agent’s attention
  • Share proven platform-building and book launch strategies
  • Offer you connections to our network, if applicable

These sessions are ideal for aspiring authors of all genres, at any stage in the process. 

Success Stories

Sara McElroy

“Lucinda is an aspiring author’s secret weapon. By August, I was thrilled to be offered representation… and by December, I had a book deal!”

Sara McElroy, Author of Women Who Walk

“The clear guidance to find my writing community led me to Lucinda and this group… It’s a vulnerability I’ve never known and I WANT MORE. From the first session, it’s been so easy to share things that I’ve only shared with those closest to me. I believe it’s the freedom that’s necessary in the transformation of my little story into a big idea. You’ve ignited breakthrough after breakthrough and I have nothing but gratitude.”

Colleen Ryan-Hensley

“While it’s obvious Ms. Halpern has been a bridge carrying both novice and established writers to higher levels of success for years, what impressed me the most […] was her humble approach and personalized feedback that better clarified my novel’s genre and made my query letter more compelling to readers.

Pamela Mshana, Fiction Writer

“Lucinda’s teachings on how to write an effective letter got me a publishing contract within two weeks of sending out my proposal! Lucinda has a lot of energy and her passion to help you succeed is extraordinary! ”

Lee H. Rosen, Author of The Five
Manisha Thakor

“Lucinda’s contacts are like a list from heaven in terms of who she knows in the publishing world.”

Manisha Thakor, Founder of and Author of MoneyZen
Troy Hadeed

“Having already written a book, I was trying to understand the ins and outs of the publishing world and get some guidance with regards to my next steps. Lucinda gave me all the clarity I needed. She answered any questions I could dream up, grounded me, inspired me, and set me straight on my road to getting signed.

Troy Hadeed, Author of My Name is Love

“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able.”

Stephanie Kriesberg, Author of Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

“Lucinda combines a positive attitude with constructive criticism to give authors inspiration and specific guidance. Her experience and advice is relevant for both new authors and those already published. I have renewed hope.”

Heather Buchanan, Memoirist

I left […] confident and very clear about what I need to do to give my manuscript the best chance with an agent.

Rowan Mangan, Fiction Writer

“For writers who are not New York adjacent, the opportunity to meet and learn from an established literary agent is invaluable.”


Join thousands of authors in our community and get the official Get Signed Toolkit!

  • A 40-minute video download: “The Essential Elements for Getting Published”
  • Your personal Author’s Workbook to keep your publishing goals on track
  • Winning query letters that scored agent representation and book deals

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