Diane Riis, PhD

Specializing in heartfelt books that make a difference
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Intuitive guidance for writers and authors 

If your goal is a beautifully written and designed book with the look and feel of a traditional publishing house, we can help.

Our professional team will lovingly guide you through the indie-publishing process with coaching and book development, editing, cover design, interior layout and formatting. 

Our marketing package includes expert direction to build your author platform, create a following to build your readership and your business. You will have step-by-step guidance to find beta-readers, ask for reviews and launch your book toward best-seller lists.

We provide copywriting services for your bio, back of book matter, website,  book description and marketing collateral. 


Wherever you are on your writing journey, we can help develop your craft, tune into the heart of your ideal reader and find the beautiful flow that makes writing a joy. 

  • Weekly one-to-one coaching

  • Improve your writing

  • Get past writer's block

  • Spiritual and practical solutions for procrastination and overwhelm

  • Overcoming self-doubt

  • Writing practices to deepen your craft

  • Syncing intuition to intellect


Successful indie authors produce books that meet the standards of traditional publishing houses.

We will help you create a book that you will be proud of. 

Editing and design packages may include:​

  • Developmental and Content Editing

  • Copy-editing

  • Proof-reading

  • Cover Design

  • Interior Design


Today all authors are advised to be actively engaged in marketing.

Some tasks you will want to consider include: 

  • Your Book Launch

  • Author Platform

  • Key Words and Categories

  • Reviews 

  • Social Media Engagement

  • Contests and Awards

  • Events, Book Tours, Podcasts, Interviews 

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Not an early-morning writer?

Too busy to write during the day?


SH*T: How a Four Letter Word Can Change Your Life

And How You Can Tell Yourself a Better Story NOW

"We tell ourselves some crazy shit, then we believe it as if it were gospel. We preserve it in memory, entrench it in our heads through journaling, and retell it over and over to other people."

"But, as a creator, you are never stuck with the old ways of telling your story. You are the author, and everything is re-write-able."

A smart, funny and down-to-earth life guide. Diane shows you the power to create your world! Diane is a straight shooting writer and teacher. So much practical advice and wisdom in this book.


- Giovanna Capozza, Relationship Coach, Writer, and host of SHE RISES Podcast

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Hi, I'm Diane Riis

I have twenty-plus years working with people who want to grow, change, create and contribute. 

I am an author and developmental editor/creative development specialist who has helped dozens of people bring their dreams to life.


If you have a message to share through a book, I'd love to hear from you. Whether you are looking for help writing, designing or marketing your book, Earth and Soul can help. -Book Coach. 

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