#090 – Susan Crossman, Creator of Awakening Author

Susan Crossman is a communications professional with more than three decades of top-tier experience in the areas of journalism, government and corporate communications, marketing, and creative writing. She is also a speaker, the Amazon best-selling author of five traditionally published fiction and non-fiction books, and a content marketing expert. She has spoken on stages and delivered workshops in Canada and the United States, as well as in a number of other countries. And she loves to travel!

Susan has a BA (Hons.) in Political Studies and an MA in English Literature. She has earned certification as a General Practitioner and Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and she is a certified Awakening Coach. She has training in the Enneagram, the Language and Behavior (LAB) Profile, How to Fascinate, Emergenetics and the DISC system of personality profiling.

She has undertaken hundreds of hours of training in creative writing, and the application of NLP to sales and marketing, among other topics. And she speaks five languages (three reasonably well).

It is Susan’s very great privilege to help Awakening Authors share the stories they are here to tell in powerful and inspirational ways. Her expert book coaching and editing guidance helps her clients:

* gather and organize their ideas and insights
* structure their manuscript
* beautifully express exactly what they want to say
* get set up to publish and market their books
* step into a more profound embrace of who they are and what they are on the planet to accomplish

Susan is a member of Editors Canada and she is a member of the US-based Editorial Freelancers Association.


  • Writing a book is a transformational journey. You don’t know where you are when you start – or who you will become when you finish.
  • One of the most important things is for you to make writing the book a priority, especially if you don’t see yourself as a writer. You need to manage your mindset.
  • Revisit your “why.” That drives everything: writing, publishing, and marketing.
  • A lot of people get hung up on grammar and punctuation. At the end of the day, you give the book to your editor, who will make you look polished, professional and insightful.
  • Seeing the book take shape inspires you.
  • Structure. You need a good roadmap.
  • The process of becoming an author is a big deal. You become an authority. That mindset is a far reach when you get started. You’ll see yourself thrive and build confidence. You need to believe you have something to say.

Website: Crossman Communications

Discover More About Author KickStart Live