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Linda Sivertsen

Short bio

Linda Sivertsen is a New York Times bestselling co-author and midwife of 6- & 7-figure book deals at her bi-monthly writing retreats in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, recently profiled in CARMEL magazine. She’s the creator of The Boyfriend Log iPhone app (because love can be confusing, and clarity is queen); the host of the popular Beautiful Writers Podcast on iTunes; co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and The Beautiful Writers Group. Her TEDWomen talk on Time Debt has given language to something nearly everyone wrestles with but few have ever heard of. Linda and her work have been featured on CNN, E!, Extra, The New York Times, the NY Post, the International Business TimesNY PostFamily CircleTeen Vogue, and The Huffington Post... She’s written for all sorts of media, including the Los Angeles Times and The Daily Love, received wide coverage on her app, and been featured on Inc.Forbes.com; Glamour.com; MarieClaire.com; and SheBrand’s You Should Know Her column. Read all about her podcast in the recent The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women,” and find her blogging at BookMama.com (with a “Best of The Web” nod from the Daily Muse).

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Long bio

Linda Sivertsen (aka “Book Mama”) is a book proposal doctor, author whisperer, agent connector, idea-fairy, and huge-hearted cheerleader of creativity for writers of all genres–and every gold-plated publishing dream. In the past 18 years, Linda has authored & co-authored nine books (two New York Times bestsellers), including the digital bestseller “Your Big Beautiful Book Plan” with Danielle LaPorte, Generation Green (Simon & Schuster), Lives Charmed (HCI), and Harmonic Wealth (Hyperion). She’s the creator of The Boyfriend Log iPhone app (the first-ever app to track the health of any relationship/s… because love can be confusing and clarity is queen); host of the top-rated literature podcast–Beautiful Writers Podcast–where she interviews many of the world’s most beloved authors for candid behind-the-scenes conversations, and mama of the Beautiful Writers Group (a writerly membership community). Her recent TEDWomen talk on Time Debt has given language to something nearly everyone wrestles with but few have ever heard of.

Every few months Linda takes four or five women and a personal chef to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where she helps aspiring authors find their voice, birth their best books, and land agents + book deals at her intimate writing retreats overlooking the Pacific Ocean. CARMEL magazine recommends these retreats in their profile, “The Word Wizard.”

Linda and her work have been featured on CNN, E!, Extra, The New York Times, the International Business TimesNY Post, Family Circle, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post… She’s written for all sorts of media, including the Los Angeles Times and The Daily Love, received wide coverage on her app, and been featured on Inc.; Forbes.com; Glamour.com; MarieClaire.com, and SheBrand’s You Should Know Her column. Read about her podcast in the recent The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women,” and find her blogging at BookMama.com (with a “Best of The Web” nod from the Daily Muse).

Having dreamed of being a writer as a child in Northern California, Linda’s now living her dream, having helped countless talented clients polish their ideas, write proposals (with some fast & furious bidding wars in the 6- and even 7 figures!), and get their name + books out into the world where they belong.

Writing Retreats in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Join Linda in one of the most enchanting artist communities in the world–for sisterhood, synchronicity, and focused, intentional, blissful writing. Gourmet food prepared by an in-house chef, a roaring fire, brisk walks by the crashing sea, and ancient cypress trees will flood your senses and get the ink flowing. It’s a Think Tank of the most loving order, and every writer’s secret dream. Honor your voice. Sell your book. At last.

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​What do I put in my book proposal? And how do I build a “platform”?!

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Daniell LaPorte uses Linda's book proposal template

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3 days ago

Linda Sivertsen

Happy weekend! Hope you have time to snuggle up with a great story or two — yours or someone else’s! Maybe under a tree. In the grass. Barefoot. With a dog. And some birds and ladybugs. 📒📚✍️💻🌲🌳🌴🌱🐶🐧🦉🐞🐞🐞 (Tell them #bookmama said so. #homework.)

Thanks for the backdrop pic for inspiration, #dustybooksandprints on IG!
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5 days ago

Linda Sivertsen

Congrats on being named #TIME100! So excited for our chat, Tomi Adeyemi. #BeautifulWritersPodcast

Who, like me, can hardly wait for book 3?!!! #childrenofbloodandbone #childrenofvirtueandvengeance

Subscribe so you're sure to catch her episode: BeautifulWritersPodcast.com
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@goldietaylor

They made Jimmy sell his peanut farm.

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Bet we’d all own houses if we stopped eating so much avocado toast and committed more tax fraud.

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WOW LISTEN TO AMY K!!!! t.co/WL91ukUJXt

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@marykarrlit Wow is right! 🌟🌟🌟

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