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Are you interested in taking art classes?

ARTIST/ ART TEACHER: I love to teach children and adults to hone their artistic creativity, curiosity and passion to fully express themselves. I teach watercolours, acrylics, pastels and journaling. For more information visit: www.TanyasArtClasses.com (or click on the image)

I also create custom art for Jewish wedding vows, a Ketubah. But I would also be delighted to create something custom just for you, for a special occasion, anniversary or anything you can imagine: For some ideas, please visit: www.CustomKetubahArt.com

Finish Your Book and Make Your Dream a Published Reality now!Or are you ready to put together a book and have it published? Let me help you through the whole process from conception, the structuring, editing and publishing the book in your heart.

My style is very popular with anyone who needs guidelines and be accountable to someone who has their interests at heart. Let me be your patient and practical coach to help you achieve your published dream. Please email me or use the contact form below with any of your questions. 

Or are you interested in starting your own creative business and need a compassionate and practical coach? Please email me or use the contact form with any of your questions.

The right help at the right time could make all the difference between good enough and great!

As a creative multi-preneur I wear several hats to help people like you transform your dream into reality.

The kinds of businesses I have run with passion or helped others start since the mid 90’s, and run successfully are:

  • Importing: I started importing European furniture and antiques from England. Dealing with and selling to dealers and large antique stores here in Ontario.
  • Art School / Art Programs: A few years later wanting to travel less and spend more time with my then young daughter, I started an art school to teach art to children and those with special needs (including autism). The Jolly Good Art School was extremely popular with after-school programs and spring, winter and summer break camps that were always fully booked.
  • Author / Book Publishing: After I stopped that business to recuperate from breast cancer (twice), I put my mind into learning all there was to get a book published via traditional means. A large business book publishing company (Self-Counsel Press) accepted my book proposal and in 2007 my book “Start & Run An Art Teaching Business” became a national bestseller.

After becoming a certified Interior Designer (Hummingbird Interior Designs.com) and offering my staging and renovating consultation services, I have successfully helped sell properties for over their asking price. I have enjoyed the process of organizing renovations in our own homes, too.

I have also helped people start their own art schools, editing businesses, and my ‘book proposal coaching’ and full book services have helped others make their publishing dreams a reality.

Fiction Writing as Gloria Silk 

I started writing fiction as Gloria Silk, and in 2014 I got my first book published, “First and Only Destiny”. In 2017 I became a USA Today Bestselling Author. You can check out the story of how “From Geek to Greek Billionaire”  helped raise over US$10,000 for Breast Cancer Research.

Now most of my time is spent on helping others achieve their goals, and creating more of my own art.

EDITOR/Independent publisher of select fiction and non-fiction. As a bestselling author of multi-published fiction, non-fiction and a biographer, I understand the in-depth aspects of what it takes to create and produce the best book possible, and letting your ‘baby’ shine. For more information see: Tanya’s Editing and Publishing Services

Please email me with any questions or comments. Or use the Contact Form below.

Here are some high quality independently published books, including mine under the pseudonym Gloria Silk:

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

Look inside Love, Care and Share and click on the cover to read more about Tom Herstad’s heart warming journey to write about his amazing mother. This inspirational biography is soon to be a major motion picture!

Amazing Life Changing Relationship book by Yvonne Finn, YourRelationshipWhisperer.com.

Look Inside this book now: Click here.

Please note that I only take on very specific projects, those that I resonate with, which may be one or two a year, as I commit to the project fully to guarantee the highest quality product that the client (and I) will be happy with.

The kinds of projects I like, cookbooks, upbeat, uplifting and inspirational biographies, relationship help, and business or self help.

Please email me with any questions or comments. Or use this Contact Form:

An inspiring and Encouraging Book Coach

Thank you Tanya for all that you did to help me put my book together. From the very beginning of the conception, the structure, the editing and publishing it, you were a force to behold and admire. Thank you for the wonderful cover design and the website too. You’re a woman of many creative talents.

Yvonne Finn

Author of Getting From Hello to Forever Together - www.YourRelationshipWhisperer.com

The Best Book Coach and Publisher

Thank you for your wonderful help with the editing and publishing process on my book Love, Care and Share. When we met I had made the decision to start my book and had 68 pages completed. You inspired me to make the decision to finish and it exploded to 204 pages. You held my hand and walked me through the minefield called the publishing industry. Your attention to detail while honouring the passion and my vision of this project was extraordinary. I appreciate how your guided me through all the stages of writing, editing, publishing and even creating a virtual home for my book: I am very happy with the website you developed for my book and the setup of all the Social Media, and an amazing trailer video for the book!

I highly recommend Tanya to any aspiring or established author who has a story to tell. She will protect you as owner of the product as well as ensure that you pay a fair price to take your book to publishing.

Tom Herstad

Inspirational Author of Love, Care and Share - www.TomHerstadBook.com

Very thorough and professional

You are a very good editor. You know how to draw the best out of an author. Thank you for all you have done.

Tanya, I believe you are the reason I waited so long to finish my dream. I doubt that 18 years ago, your offered methods and resources were available the way they are now. Internet, e-mail, cell phones, digital publishing, websites, Dropbox sharing, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, ‘virtual’ everything. The list is endless. It now makes it all easier and yet more overwhelming. Your guidance for me to expand on certain subjects, your suggestions to add more of this and that, and all your expertise makes my work so much more meaningful and exciting.  Thank you, Tanya, for expanding my horizons on so many levels.

Carola Englert

Author of Ashanti Sails South



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