Author Coaching and Consulting

How we can help:

  • You wrote a book!
  • You’d like to write a book!
  • You have a busy life!
  • You (might) procrastinate!
  • You know the value of an extra push to move things along! You'd like someone to hold you accountable!
  • You don’t have the time, experience, knowledge or resources to see your book come to fruition
  • Publishing a book is your dream and you need help!
  • You want to concentrate on writing the book and not the managing of the process or the busy work.
  • You'd like clarity on your project and a timeline to complete your manuscript
  • You'd like someone to help create, refine and promote your author identity

 PHD Author Coaches will:

Improve your work - attach editors to your project

Motivate you - weekly, bi-weekly or monthly coach calls to keep you on target

Organize - design a strategy and path from idea to completion

Identify and Create a "Tribe" network of friends and fans to promote you 

Examples of Coach Calls:

Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly (15 minutes) with follow up email

Examples of our Idea to Publication Service Packages:

Idea Stage           

Prepare your manuscript to be read by a Literary Agent or Editor at a Publishing House

Query Stage       

Query your work to agents within your genre

Agent Stage         

PHD acts as Agent and submits your work directly to select Editors at Publishing Houses

Publishing Stage

PHD publishes you under our Independent Spirit Press or Pool Hustler's Daughter Press


Author Branding, Marketing, Knowledge and Learning


Book Launch Driver, Media Driver, Book Review Requests, Interviews, Readings

If you are interested in scheduling a 45 minute consultation($100) to discuss your project, please contact Cat Adami @ 312-961-8888 or

Catherine Bentivegna Adami grew up a Pool Hustler's Daughter with a VIP pass to subterranean America. A Coffeehouse voyeur by day and Old Fashioned drinker by night, she is happiest on bus, train or plane, notebook in hand, listening to and observing life stories and magical moments. She is a proud Alumnus of The Francis W. Parker School of Chicago, Tulane University and New York University's Summer Fiction Writing Program. She won a writing residency at the artist retreat Lamuse in Carcassonne, France in 2016.

"Cat" has 15 years of multi-million dollar sales and marketing experience at a technology start-up and has attended writing workshops for the past 25 years. She's a regular at national publishing fairs, literary festivals, open mikes and book signings. She's a super-positive and energized person who loves writing culture and writers!  She likes to see her clients succeed and applies her knowledge and resources to making that happen. She's been through the whole process-from Lit Agents, to Editors to Self-publishing. She's rooting for you to publish that book!

A descendant of both The Daughters of the American Revolution and The Black Hand, her credo is "Life Ain't on the Square." Her essays have been published in Billiards Digest, NYC Grind and Sneaky Pete Mafia. Her first novel, On Elizabeth Street debuted in 2016. She publishes two e-zines, and She lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and two children.