“Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself – it is the occurring which is difficult.”

– Stephen Leacock

Meet Our Team!

Susan Crossman

Editor and Book Coach

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 Behaviour (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).

What’s more, Susan 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!

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

With training experiences and capabilities that are unique in the editing and marketing field, Susan directs a team of experts at Crossman Communications/Awakening Author in the sometimes-vulnerable process of taking your stories from stirring ideas to printed reality.

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

Take a look at some of the books she has edited!
And check out her Amazon Author Page!

Tania Brown

Tania Brown brings a broad range of marketing management skills to the Crossman Communications/Awakening Author team and she has a strong background in market research and database management. Her unflappable calm and strong organizational skills allow her to cut through the clutter and stay on top of the details that deliver client satisfaction.

Tania has had years of inbound customer service experience and she is proficient in a large number of social media applications and online marketing tools. But it’s her kind heart and determination to stop at nothing to ensure people get the attention they need and deserve that make her a favourite with Awakening Author clients.

She brings a grounded professionalism and intense loyalty to the team that helps clients in Canada and around the world tell their stories to make a difference.

Watch Our Video!

Know Why You’re Writing Your Book

Writing a book can be hard work and we find that motivation is a key part of reaching the finish line. If you know why you’re writing, you can save months, even years, of anguished effort. Hear more about the idea in this short video!

We’ve told you our story.
How can we help you tell yours?