About Me


Cathy yardley, writer

I signed the contract for my first novel in 1999. Since then, I’ve sold 24 novels, three novellas, and a non-fiction book to major U.S. publishing houses. I’ve also self-published 6 novels and two novellas, and five non-fiction reference books.  I’m still selling in both, a hybrid author. 

Cathy yardley, Writing Coach

In the course of writing my own books and reading a multitude of writing reference tomes, I cobbled together my own system for writing commercial fiction, In hanging out with and talking shop with other authors, I discovered that by applying that system, I have a unique (one might say “freakish”) talent for helping people figure out how to untangle their stories, and then helping them clear up and nail down their stories so they could finish their novels more easily, feeling relieved and energized.

Now, as a writing coach, I offer story sessions,  a one hour phone call that helps authors figure a way out of the quagmire of their novels, whether they’re trying to start one, stuck in the middle of one, or lost on how to finish one.

 I get writers back on track

In a nutshell: I get writers unstuck, so they can feel new enthusiasm for their projects, write them more quickly and effectively — and keep on writing.

If you’re interested in working with me, please check out my services page to get more details on what I offer, and then schedule a free half-hour consultation, so we can discuss it further. Or, you can simply email me, and I can answer any questions you might have.