Launch Pad Coaches

Writing & Publishing Coach Jill Carlyle

Jill Carlyle holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Central Florida and a double master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. 

She's a Professor of English Composition and Literature at Eastern Florida State College located in Cocoa, Florida and mentors young writers through her online writing platform "Mrs. Carlyle's Classroom."

Jill's midlife masterpiece Finding Fifty: A Memoir is slated for publication at the end of 2021.

Writing & Publishing Coach Samantha Perkins

Writing and publishing coach Samantha Perkins is the bestselling author of Alive AF: One Mom's Journey to Becoming Alcohol-Free and a contributor to the bestselling anthology The Epiphanies Project. The founder of an online sober book club and wellness retreat host, she has a BA in Psychology and worked for a decade in community mental health. Using the tools she's acquired from all of those activities, she helps aspiring authors journey into the land of bestsellerdom.