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OUTWrite Authors is an 8 week course to help YOU get your book ready. 

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Are You Book Curious or Book Ready?


You’ve heard that writing a book will help your career. You’ve watched other colleagues step onto bigger stages and become more visible. You’re curious about whether this is the right next step for you, but you haven’t taken action … yet.

You know you have a book inside you. You know you have something worth saying and that there are people who need to hear it. But the whole process of writing a book feels overwhelming and mysterious. How do you get started? How do you find the time to write that book you know you need to write? 

OUTWrite Authors is an eight-week course for book-curious AND book-ready LGBTQ+ authors-to-be that gives you the tools you need to raise your voice and write a nonfiction book that makes an impact.

You’ll leave OutWrite Authors knowing exactly why you want to write this book, what you want to say, who it is for, and how it will be structured, plus you’ll create a detailed outline and an actionable next steps plan to write your book and get it published.  

Led by published author and certified book coach, Suzette Mullen (she/her). Take your career to the next level and get the tools you need to raise your voice and write an impactful nonfiction book today! The world is ready and waiting for you to take action.

Applications open in late August 2023. The first modules drop on September 21st and our first live coaching call is on October 3rd.

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Live coaching calls

Online course content

Private Slack channel

Course Info


Payment plan options

Limited scholarships are available 


Suzette Mullen (she/her)

Elena Joy (she/her)


Meet Your Instructors

Suzette Mullen (she/her)

Suzette Mullen (she/her) is a memoir and nonfiction book coach, retreat leader, and the author of the memoir The Only Way Through Is Out, forthcoming February 13, 2024, from the University of Wisconsin Press. Her publications include a “tiny love story” in the New York Times and “The Subaru Should Have Been a Sign,” an essay that went viral on  As a book coach, Suzette builds safe and supportive communities for queer writers where she helps them find their deeper stories and big ideas, choose the structures that serve those stories and ideas, sort through their publication options, find agent representation, and land book deals.
Suzette is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Wellesley College and holds a certificate in spiritual formation through Columbia Theological Seminary. A founding board member of The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, she lives in Pennsylvania with her wife and their nine-pound rescue pup, Lucy. Learn more about Suzette and her work at  

Elena Joy Thurston (she/her)

Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation. A Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian, Elena’s viral TEDx talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 45,000+ times and landed her media and speaking opportunities with ABC, CBS, Logitech, Michael’s, and more. 

Elena Joy launched Pride and Joy Publishing, the only publisher of solely LGBTQ+ empowerment and business books. Their first book, Thriving in Business: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur, hit #1 in LGBTQ+ Studies its first week out, along with #3 in Women in Business.

Course Information

Live coaching calls will meet on Tuesdays at 10am PT/ 1pm ET starting on October 3-Nov 14 (No class October 24).

The online course and the private Slack channel open on September 21.

See information below for dates and more details. 


The world needs to hear your story.

Your time is now.

Publishing your book isn’t impossible. You just need guidance, support, and a plan. Sign up for our next cohort below. 

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We need your voice!

Experts have published books. At least that's the world's view. Combine that societal truth with the fact that 97% of the publishing world is heteronormative. 

There are queer subject matter experts on everything! From tech to marketing to law to history, to everything else - there's some queer person who knows just as much as anyone else. We need your books! 

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