As the author of 15 traditionally published books, and contributing author to more than 30 books, I have spent a lifetime honing my craft and learning about the publishing industry. I have also been a professional speaker, teacher, event director, and conference faculty for over 25 years.

What Clients Are Saying...

“Lucinda used her years of experience in the writing and publishing world to give me outstanding insight and constructive criticism. Although I paid for only one hour of Lucinda’s time, she had spent hours reading and providing feedback on my content so that every minute was rich with valuable and detailed comments. I’ve been dipping my toe in the publishing world for the past two years and by far received the "best bang for my buck” with the one-on-one coaching session with Lucinda. I strongly recommend her services to aspiring authors and will use her again myself. I also appreciated that she blanketed our time in prayer. I give Lucinda a 10/10 on quality feedback that will bring me results.”

  • Elizabeth, Colorado

"What a marvelous time I had during my one-hour consulting call with Lucinda McDowell! She was so well prepared for our visit, as my list of questions had been sent beforehand. Lucinda has a God-given ability to speak directly to the issues fellow writers grapple with. Her commitment to encouraging me and expanding the horizon of my perspective was evident in every wise word, every brainstorming idea, and every creative suggestion she shared during our call. If you are a fellow writer in need of guidance and direction, you will not find a better writing coach!"

  • Sherye, Mississippi

“Spending time talking about my writing projects with Lucinda Secrest McDowell encouraged my heart and inspired me to move forward with several initiatives. Before our meeting, Lucinda spent time getting to know my projects. She then, offered constructive feedback and helped me navigate next steps. Lucinda’s industry experience and wisdom are just what I needed to get moving in the right direction again.”

  • Joleen, Illinois

“Lucinda's experience as an accomplished award-winning writer and speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and information to her consulting. My hour went by in a flash with so many excellent suggestions, I have four pages of notes! Lucinda reviewed my concerns and issues and expertly scheduled our time together to cover all and then some, yet I never felt rushed. We reviewed in depth how to address my writing yield signs and next steps on how to move forward. She also offered to follow up with some specific references to aid in those next steps. She gave invaluable feedback for this first-time author. I am grateful to and highly recommend Lucinda as a sounding board, an advisor and an expert in her field.”

  • Lisa, New York

“It is uncommon to work with someone who completely recognizes the importance of your calling as a writer. Lucinda has the rare gift of encouragement combined with much needed expertise for authors whether you are a first timer like myself or a multi published veteran. Lucinda actively listens and effectively communicates as she provides consulting for any writing project.”

  • Tracy, Georgia  

I'm in a season when I most enjoy encouraging and coaching others on your own spiritual, writing, and speaking journeys.

I am happy to meet online with you for an hour or a season. Email me with what you are hoping to accomplish together and I will respond with what I have to offer, fee range, and how we might proceed.

I look forward to hearing from you. LucindaSMcDowell @ gmail.com

under the mercy, Lucinda



Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell is the author of 15 books and contributing author to 30+ books. Her award-winning books include Soul Strong, Life-Giving Choices, Dwelling Places, and Ordinary Graces. Lucinda, a member of the Redbud Writers Guild,  Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), and First Place for Health Advisory Council, received Mt. Hermon “Writer of the Year” award and guest blogs monthly for ‘The Write Conversation.’

Whether coaching writers and speakers, pouring into young mamas, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. As a communications teacher, she has served on the faculty of Speak Up Conference, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Florida Christian Writers Conference, Asheville Christian Writers Conference and co-directs the annual spiritual retreat reNEW – retreat for New England Writing & Speaking.   Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, McDowell shares words from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at www.LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com