Shawndra Holmberg

Shawndra Holmberg started HYH (Hold Your Hand) when she helped a friend independently publish and market her first book.  Her friend convinced (or more like told) her that she should do this for other writers in the Professional Organizing industry.  One conversation became two. Two conversations became an idea.  An idea became a passion, a passion to help writers write, authors publish, and introverts market.

Shawndra considers herself a lousy tourist as she usually spends her vacations enjoying a good book (reading one or writing one) and drinking coffee on her lanai, deck, porch or sunroom.  That’s why she prefers to live and work in interesting locales.  She went to graduate school in Montana, worked on Johnston Island (~850 southwest of Hawai’i) for several years, spent a year at the South Pole, Antarctica, and then thawed out in Hawaii. She is currently enjoying the people and scenery of Western Pennsylvania as she organizes and coaches writers and others who are reaching for their dreams.


Shawndra is a natural teacher; confident, comfortable, calm, and knowledgable. Very knowledgable. I recommend her hand-holding promotion services for any self-published author who doesn’t have the time or energy to research the never ending list of tasks associated with Kindle and Goodreads promotions, sales and deals. During each shared-computer-screen appointment she shares helpful and detailed information.

As a presenter, you had an exceptional ability to connect with your audience and  keep them actively engaged and energized for the entire four-hour workshop - very impressive!


You left your audience eagerly anticipating another opportunity to participate in upcoming events. I look forward to working with you on future projects!


Chair of Education Committee

Women’s Business Network, Inc.

Sure, you can find some information on how to get your book published through internet searches. But if you don't know what you're searching for, you'll be wise to work with a knowledgeable book coach like I did. I highly recommend Shawndra Holmberg's book coaching services. She'll help you take your book from your head to your readers' hands.


Author of My Journey to an Organized Life


 Author of From Hoarding to Hope