Beat distraction, crush doubt and write the book you've always wanted to write in 4 months. Guaranteed.

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Everything I prayed for and more!

I made more progress on my book just a few weeks into Author School than I did in 7 years. This school has been the best thing that I’ve ever invested in!

Katrina Buening

Author School Alumni

There is a book in you that only you can write.


No one else can tell your story or share your unique perspective. There is a book inside of you the world needs.

But even best-selling authors will tell you writing a book is no easy process. It takes unwavering accountability, guidance and support.

Once accepted into this online mentorship program, you'll be guided by best selling author Havilah Cunnington as she takes you through each step of her tried and tested method for writing a book.

You'll overcome obstacles, set up a secure writing routine, and write the first draft of your book in 4 months.

We are sure this will be a life changing experience.

**School starts February 7th.

"Havilah's Author School has held my feet to the fire. That's the simplest way I can describe its impact on my writing career."

I have been a journalist and professional writer for years, but struggled to carve out the time and identify the tools and resources that would help me walk out God's call to write and publish a book.


The author school was an answer to prayer. The strength of the program is in a healthy mix of three things: accountability, community and spirit-led educators and staff who have taught, inspired, and encouraged us to follow through.


I absolutely would encourage fellow authors to take advantage of this course. From start to finish, it has far exceeded my expectations. I am grateful.


Kayla Gahagan

Author School Alumni

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It was like hiring a personal trainer to write my book!

After I joined, I started writing every day because I had accountability and I wasn't alone! Joining Havilah's author school will be THE reason you finally get your book written!

Tiffany Coryell

Author School Alumni

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Broke my need for perfection

Being in the Author School broke my need for perfection and helped me break through the very thing that was stopping me from writing my book.

Agnes Ndamagye

Author School Alumni

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I knew I wanted to be an author but I had no idea how to get there.

I’ve already completed my rough draft in 15 weeks and am ready to send it off to the editor.

Hannah Jones

Author School Alumni


100% Risk-Free Guarantee

If you’re committed to writing a book, we’re committed to helping you write it.

Because we guarantee Author School’s success, we have a selection process in place to ensure that every student is the right fit.

Once you enroll for our program, you’re protected by a 100% money-back guarantee. If you fulfill every requirement, follow our guided process, and put in all the necessary work, but don’t feel like you’ve received everything you need to finish your first draft, we’ll happily refund you in full.

Will Your Book Be Next?

“I had so much doubt and fear and insecurity about writing a book and since going through this school I have gained confidence and practical tools on how to write a book.”

Jenessa Wait
Author School Alumni

"I went into this class not knowing what my voice was and not having much confidence because I didn't have a background in writing. Now, I have my own voice, confidence and a great community of people around me."

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"If you're considering the author school you should definitely give it a shot. You have no idea who you are going to benefit by getting your stuff out there."

Grace Chase
Author School Alumni

I believe you have something to say and if you have a book on your heart, you should look into the program to get your message out into the world.

Kristel Ward
Author School Alumni

"This is not just a course on how to crank out a book. It's how to transform your life and have a book be the fruit of that."

Brion Burkett
Author School Alumni

"This program has reignited creativity in me that I lost many years ago. Many years ago, God planted a seed in my heart to become a writer. This program has given me back that dream."

Morgan Williams
Author School Alumni

Let's write your success story.

If you’re on this page, you clearly have a message inside of you just waiting to get out into the world.

So let's talk about your book.

  • What if it changes one person’s life for the better? A thousand people’s lives? A million?

  • What if it unlocks the next phase of God’s calling on your life?

  • What if it creates a passive stream of income that benefits your family for years to come?

  • What if people reading it see themselves in your story and feel hope for their own?

  • What if it leaves an impact not only for this generation but for many generations to come?

  • You have something the world needs. Don’t hold back. Let’s write that book.


97% of people who start writing a book never finish. Why is that?

  • They don’t have a plan
  • They don’t have a community to support them
  • They get distracted by other things
  • They let self-doubt or fear win
  • They don’t have accountability

Havilah’s Author School gives you:

  • A proven step-by-step method and structure to follow
  • A purposeful timeline and the accountability you need to stick to it
  • Live Training & Coaching to keep you focused on your goals
  • Weekly encouragement to overcome fear and self-doubt
  • A community of writers just like you

If you get accepted into our program, we guarantee that by the end of Havilah’s Author School, you will:

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    Establish a personalized writing routine that allows you to be more productive in less time.

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    Map out your ideal reader and identify their unique challenges, questions, and needs so you can write in a way that leaves a meaningful impact on their life.

  • 3

    Develop a clear outline for your book through my pain-free outlining process so you know exactly what to focus on each time you sit down to write.

  • 4

    Expedite your growth as a writer by learning how to ask for and receive feedback in a way that’s valuable and constructive.

  • 5

    Learn my techniques for gripping your reader’s attention and captivating them from beginning to end.

  • 6

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry through influential guest speakers from the business.

New Authors Big Wins

I learned that just because God places a dream in your heart, it doesn't mean that you're going to do it. You have to take action and this school has helped me do just that.

Lauren Vander Linden
Author School Alumni

I have a journalism degree and I've been published many times but I've never been able to actually get this book written. The community and accountability have made this so great for me.

Kayla Gahagan
Author School Alumni

This incredible team has crafted an absolutely BRILLIANT framework. Havilah's Author School is my secret weapon. It could be yours too!

Nannette Foster
Author School Alumni

They have taken something so daunting and broken it up into little bite-sized pieces. I believe anyone can do it.

Mark Hillard
Author School Alumni

This has been a game-changer for me. I really needed encouragement and someone to hold my hand. Havilah's Author School definitely does that.

Tanya Rodriguez
Author School Alumni


Imagine what it would be like to write a book in a community of committed writers where you get lifetime access to…

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    Weekly LIVE training & coaching sessions with published authors Havilah Cunnington and Francis Anfuso

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    Guest workshops with successful authors and experts from the publishing industry

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    Weekly group masterminds for life-giving support, purposeful feedback, and creative collaboration

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    Weekly exercises to walk you through a proven method for brainstorming, organizing, and writing your first draft from start to finish

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    Our private Facebook group for Author School community and coaches

How To Apply

We designed Havilah's Author School to provide you with regular accountability, mentorship and guidance from best-selling authors, and community support.

But Author School isn't for everyone. Even though we streamline the book-writing process to make it as easy and painless as possible, it still requires time and effort. We have limited our capacity to 100 people to ensure we have a committed group of writers who get all the support they need.

To make sure this program is a good fit for you, we ask that you take these next steps:


Fill out a short survey.

This will help us understand what you need and how we can best serve you in your book-writing process.


Schedule a call that works for you.

Join a private Zoom call with Havilah and a select group of applicants where she'll walk you through the details of the program to see if it's a good fit for you.


Look for an email from us.

We’ll let you know when we’ve received your application, when you’re accepted and all the details in between so you know exactly how to move forward.


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100% Risk-Free Guarantee

This program has the potential to change your life

If after 4 months, you’ve fulfilled every requirement, followed our guided process, and put in all the necessary work during the program, but don’t feel like you’ve received everything you need to finish your first draft, we’ll happily refund you in full.

Here’s what you’ll learn


Why you’re writing a book is just as important as what you’re writing about.

In order for your words to leave a profound impact on your readers, you have to be connected to a deep desire to help them overcome the challenges they’re facing. In Module 1, you’ll learn practical tools to help you define your why and get the vision you need to carry you through to your completed first draft.

You’ll Learn:

  • Why the world has a need for your unique message
  • How to empathize your reader so you can choose a topic that resonates with them
  • How to create a vision for writing a book that goes deeper than making the NY Times Bestseller list
  • How to create a writing routine that works for your schedule and lifestyle

Module 2 - Vision

Every successful book is written to a specific audience.

As you begin to write, it’s important for you to be clear on who your ideal reader is. In this module, you’ll identify your ideal reader’s specific needs and how to best meet them through your writing. 

You’ll Learn:

  • How do define your ideal reader and understand what moves them to grab a book off the shelf and start reading
  • Why amateurs write to show people how much they know on the topic, and how to write like a pro instead
  • How to identify your book’s takeaway statement so you can write with focus and relevancy
  • The two questions your reader is asking when they’re deciding if they want to keep reading (and how to answer them quickly!)

Module 3 - Strategy

Every author has a voice.

They have their own unique way of communicating with their audience. In this module, you’ll learn the 4 different types of voices authors use. As you hone in your voice, you’ll start to clarify your message as well.  

You’ll Learn:

  • How to find your unique voice as an author
  • The ONE thing the brain remembers and comprehends better than anything else
  • Why writing a book that focuses on guiding your reader through their story is more important than sharing your own
  • How to build trust with your reader so they become more and more interested in what you have to say

Module 4 - The Plan

If you start writing a book with no plan, you’re bound to feel stuck and confused eventually.

One of the main causes of writer’s block is not having a solid plan for where your book is going and what you want the end result to be for your reader. In this module, you’ll go through each step of Havilah’s tried and tested process for organizing your thoughts and outlining your book.

You’ll Learn:

  • A pain-free process for brainstorming and organizing your ideas into an outline
  • How to center your book around one main takeaway point so that your writing stays focused on your core message
  • How to create tension in the beginning of your book so your reader wants to keep turning pages
  • How to establish a writing routine and keep it sacred

Module 5 - Efficiency

To be a successful author, it’s vital for you to make distraction-free time in your schedule to devote yourself to the creative act of writing.

In this module, you’ll learn how to create the perfect writing rhythm and get started on your first chapter.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to build your identity as a writer through small, incremental changes
  • How to change your habits to make progress toward the goals you want to accomplish
  • How to implement a personalized writing routine that fits into your life
  • How to partner with passion instead of what you feel like you “should’ be doing

Module 6 - Teamwork

To write a book that clearly communicates the message inside of you, you need feedback.

You need valuable input, questions, and encouragement from others. In this module, you’ll learn how to ask for and implement feedback in a way that uncovers the best version of your book. You’ll have an opportunity to activate these new skills with your fellow Author School students.

You’ll Learn:

  • Which type of feedback you need for each stage of the writing process
  • How to give feedback in a way that’s helpful and supportive
  • How to receive feedback without losing your motivation to write, even when it’s difficult to hear
  • How to use feedback to strengthen your message and yourself as a writer

Module 7 - The Wall

Every writer knows what it’s like to hit a wall.

What do you do when you just can’t think of what to write? In this module, you’ll learn how to beat the blank page. You’ll understand why we sometimes have mental blocks that get in the way of writing and how to overcome them.

You’ll Learn:

  • 3 common causes of writer’s block and how to overcome them
  • The Pomodoro Technique for boosting productivity in your writing routine
  • How to remove distractions and protect your writing time
  • How to take breaks that actually bring rest and renewal

Module 8 - Captivate

The first sentence of your book is the most important sentence you’ll write.

More people will read this sentence than any other sentence of your book. This is where your audience decides to put the book down or keep reading. In this module, you’ll learn how to grab your reader’s attention from the first sentence.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to write a compelling opener that hooks your reader from the beginning and makes them want to keep reading
  • The importance of creating conflict and tension in your first chapter (and how to do this well)
  • Havilah’s method for organizing chapters using Google docs
  • How to find and cite sources for any studies, facts, or data you want to include in your book

Module 9 - Endurance

The middle of writing your book is where you’re most likely to quit.

In this module, you’ll learn how to power through when you feel stuck or you’ve lost your motivation to write.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to make the middle of your book just as strong as the beginning and ending
  • Why most people want to quit writing in the middle and techniques for staying motivated
  • How to manage your internal world so you can keep the creativity and ideas flowing
  • How to tell stories that engage and inspire your reader

Module 10 - Celebrate

No other person’s words have affected mankind as much as the words of Jesus.

In this module, you’ll learn how the most outstanding Communicator to walk the earth spoke to His audience.

You’ll Learn:

  • The 12 types of communication Jesus used to speak to His audience in a way that captivated, challenged, and inspired them
  • Passages in the Bible that exemplify figures of speech and other methods of communication you can incorporate into your writing

Module 11 - Halfway Point

Do you ever wish you could ask all your burning questions about writing a book to someone who’s already been through the process?

This module has intentionally been set aside as a 90-minute Q&A session where Havilah Cunnington will answer any questions you’ve come across in your writing process.

Module 12 - Momentum

One of the toughest things to do as a writer is say goodbye to parts of your writing.

It’s a difficult, but necessary part of the process. This week is about revising, reviewing, rewriting, and removing sections you don’t need so your writing is to-the-point and your message is strong.

Module 13 - Focus

The world of publishing can be confusing and overwhelming.

This week, we’ll start to talk about next steps. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry and all the pros and cons of both self-publishing and traditional publishing.

Module 14 - The Final Push

The third stage of the book-writing marathon is the final push. You’re tapping in your grit, determination, and drive to finish.

You’re taking every last ounce of strength and passion you have and writing with all your heart. This module is designed to support you as you find the inner determination to write the last few chapters of your book.

Module 15 - The Homestretch

Every author dreams of the moment they type the final words of their first draft.

For you, that will be this week. In Module 15, you’ll learn how to finish strong and more about your next steps after you finish your book.

Module 16 - Finish Line

This week is all about reviewing everything you’ve written and celebrating you for this huge win.

At this point, you will have finished your first draft and be well on your way to having a completely finished book. This final week is about celebrating how far you and your fellow Author School students have come and equipping you for what’s next.


Fall Class Schedule

The live program is 4 months and runs from
February 7th through May 22nd, 2024.

Havilah’s Author School is right for you if…

  • Are self-motivated. You know you can do this, you just need the guidance and focused support to get your book done.

  • Are someone who takes responsibility for their own learning and doesn’t need a lot of individualized help to get things done.

  • Trust yourself to try new things, make mistakes, and learn along the way.

  • Know that you have a message you want to share with the world and that focus and hard work will get it out there.

  • Are a team player who believes there is enough room for all of us to succeed and loves building up other writers around them.

Havilah’s Author School is not right for you if…

  • Would like one-on-one professional coaching or feedback on your book.

  • Want a shortcut that will make writing a book effortless. Writing a book takes effort, creativity, and a stick-with-it attitude.

  • Don’t have weekly time to commit to the writing process. Books don’t write themselves. Writing a book requires you to set aside regular time to get your words down on paper.

  • Need individualized feedback before moving forward.

  • Want to be guaranteed publishing success and book sales.

  • You’re a critic. We want to create an environment that is encouraging, supportive, and gives feedback to build people up and pull out their best, not tear them down.

  • Let perfectionism keep you stuck rather than embracing the writing process and trusting that your best work will come out when you’re consistent over time.


About Havilah

Havilah is a published and self published author of 10 books, a sought-after communicator, top-rated podcaster and has been in full-time ministry for 25 years.

With little more than a high school education, she’s been able to grow her voice and skills through hard work, lots of failure as well as smashing success.

Havilah, a self-confessed non-writer, would not deny writing a book is harder than having a baby.

She attributes the secrets to her writing success to 3 key ingredients: public accountability, creating a powerful team (AKA a hype-girl, a coach and even a therapist) and having a step-by-step strategy that allows her to write in real time, in her real life.

Havilah and her husband Ben live in Redding, California, with their four young sons: Judah, Hudson, Grayson, Beckham and their golden-doodle; Barkley.

As an Author School student, you’ll have access to bonus training videos from successful authors and experts in the publishing industry. 

Kris Vallotton

Published author, international speaker, and senior leader at Bethel Church

How to Keep Your Reader Engaged by Writing with Vulnerability


Andi Andrew

3x published author and passionate speaker

How to Write the Book God’s Calling You to Write


Lisa Jackson

Agent for Alive Communications, the nation's leading literary agency since 1989

What Publishers and Literary Agents Look for in an Author


Larry Sparks

Publisher of Destiny Image and founder of Larry Sparks Ministries

An Inside-look at the Traditional Publishing Industry


Rebekah Lyons

Best-selling author, podcast host, and national speaker

Unlock the Power of Words to Bring Healing and Wholeness


Caitlin Zick

Published author, pastor, and powerful speaker

Use Your Resources to Write, Edit, and Design Your Book on a Limited Budget

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Frequently Asked Questions

"I didn’t realize that I could write a book and it actually be fun."

"The accountability Author School provides has been the biggest key factor in my success.The content, encouragement, support, and not feeling alone has been so helpful in this journey.I highly recommend anyone who’s even thinking about writing a book, join Havilah’s Author School. It has been the best thing that I have ever invested in to have success in writing my book."

Katrina Buening
Author School Alumni


I've been waiting 10 years to
tell my story.

It's for anyone. It's for moms. It's for dads. It's for people that don't have a platform. It's for inspiring artists. I recommend this family to anybody.

Tammie Southerland
Author School Alumni


Absolute Gold

I've written a book before but I spent a lot of money I didn't need to. It took me 3 years to write my first book. This Author School has taught me how to be an author for the long haul.

Syprina Quiroz
Author School Alumni


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