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C A R M E N   R E N E E   B E R R Y

New York Times Bestselling Author

Contact: carmenthebookcoach@gmail.com

Carmen Berry, MSW, is a New York Times bestselling author, co-founder of Profitable Authors Institute and a book coach who teaches authors now to engage their creativity so they can write one dynamic self-help book after another. ‘

She began her career as a social worker, and soon suffered from severe burnout. Her personal difficulties laid the foundation for a new phase in her life when she signed her first publishing contract for the self-help book, When Helping You Is Hurting Me with HarperCollins in 1985. Since then, Carmen has authored, co-authored and ghost written over thirty books.

Carmen’s books have been published by large houses such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Thomas Nelson, as well as smaller publishers.

A veteran of media tours, she has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows such as Oprah, Montel and Sally Jesse Rafael, and featured in People Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today and other national and local publications.

With over a million and a half copies sold worldwide, her books are available in eight languages.

Carmen has two masters degrees: one in social work from the University of Southern California and one in social sciences from Northern Arizona University.

She lives in Glendora, California.


Authors hire ghost writers because they don’t have the time or don’t know how to write a strong, well-structured book. Writing a really good book that meets the needs of readers is not easy. In fact, many of the books published today are not well-written, and therefore do not create the impact or sales the authors had envisioned. Ghost writers are paid, but usually not credited for their work. Collaborative writers receive both payment and credit on the cover of the book. I can work with you in either capacity, depending on our mutual benefit. My mission is helping you get your book written and ready for publication. If you’ve got a great idea that will help your readers, then I would love to talk to you about partnering on your project. Let’s get your message out there! 


Over the past three decades, I’ve written and ghost written over 30 books. My focus is on books that make a difference in the world. I believe that the word is mightier than the sword. Therefore, it is those of who who labor to put experiences and insights into words who have the most potential to influence the future for the good of all. Never before have we had such an opportunity to publish and get our message out on an international level. It’s critical, at this difficult time in world history, that people with positive insights and generous hearts come forward with their books for all to read.

I specialize in writing nonfiction that has the potential to change the world such as memoirs and self-help, motivational and inspirational books. I don’t write fiction or poetry. If you need a different type of book coach, editor or agent, I know a lot of highly qualified publishing professionals and will give you a personal introduction.


Many authors have so many great ideas competing in their minds that they don’t know where to start. In fact, most authors don’t realize that they have many books inside of them, not just one. Together will will sort through your ideas and identify the core message and structure for your first book. Once we establish the structure of your book, the actual writing of a book will be much easier than most think. Writer’s block is often about having too many ideas in your brain, not too few. I will walk you step by step through the process and you’ll be proud of your book when we’re finished.


A full-length book usually takes a minimum of six months, and we’re usually finished in less than a year. This will give you time to learn more about your publishing options, set up your author platform and prepare for your book launch. The time will go by quicker than you might imagine.


Because of my extensive experience in book writing, and the speed in which I write, I charge middle to top range for my services. When you and I first talk together, we will identify the length, complexity, the amount of research needed and other factors related to the project. I will then provide you with an estimate for my assistance.


I offer a free consultation to anyone who has a positive book idea. I don’t over-promise what I can deliver, and I will never encourage you to work with me if I can’t meet your needs. Your satisfaction is key to my success. If you’d like to talk with me about your project, please contact me at carmenthebookcoach@gmail.com. I will get back to you as quickly as possible to schedule our session.