Helping Writers to Rise and Thrive

Novel-Writing 911

On-going, by appointment
Stephanie Lehmann
$125 per hour

Good for you for writing a manuscript that more or less makes sense!

Now what do you do with it? The Studio’s Stephanie Lehmann can help. She is a critically acclaimed author, awesome teacher, manuscript diagnostician and agent-insider. Stephanie can meet with you (virtually) one-on-one to help you navigate your roadblocks.

Confused about scenes? Stuck with your plot? Bored with your dialogue? A session or two with Stephanie might be all that you need to get your book back on the path to success!

Wondering how to pitch your novel to an agent? She can be your sounding board.

Stephanie’s novel “Astor Place Vintage” (Simon and Schuster) was selected by Library Journal as a best novel in 2013, and by Kirkus Reviews for best summer reading. Her earlier novels include “The Art of Undressing” (Penguin), “You Could do Better” (Penguin), “Are You In the Mood” (Kensington), and “Thoughts While Having Sex” (Kensington). In addition to the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, Stephanie has taught novel writing at Mediabistro, the West Side YMCA in Manhattan, and at, where her essays have been published.

Stephanie worked for many years as a literary agent and editor at the Elaine Koster Literary Agency (The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong, The Shining by Stephen King). She’s smart, and fun, and great to work with!

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