As a Writing Coach!

I share things I have learned and know about from my personal experience as a writer. 

Self Publishing

ISBN; why you need one, how to get one, Library of Congress; registering book/s

Beta Reader



Building your Writing Website


and and many other things.

Perhaps you are thinking about writing a book, are in the process of writing a book, or ready to publish your book.

I am available for individual sessions in person or via phone, email, etc.

contact me:

Kay Russell (704) 281-1173

email - [email protected]


I asked Shantala Kay Russell to critique the rough draft of my (first) book Finn’s Trail of Friends, a children’s book. story... She was very helpful, and took time to explain her suggestions... she also offered helpful advice about the self-publishing process, preparing a web page and marketing my book. I wholeheartedly recommend Kays'

critiquing skills.

Martha McKiever,            
 Author (Charlotte, NC) 

Finn's Trail of Friends


Kay did a great job editing my content for my first children's book! She corrected the formatting, grammar and dialogue I submitted to her. I am very pleased with Kays' level of detail.

Thank you,

Tina Whittaker (Charlotte, NC)

email - [email protected]