Two Voices from Louella Nelson
And a Common Thread: Love

New Releases Available on Amazon for Kindle

cover of "Cora Lee"
Cora Lee     In this gripping tale of survival in backwoods Depression-era Virginia, a homeless mother awakes after days of fever to find a tall stranger sharpening his knife by her campfire. Her husband, expected to return from looking for work, is a week late. In her struggle to reunite her family, a desperate Cora Lee protects herself with a mantle of bitterness and hate; but her child’s propensity for hope, the kindness of strangers, and her own capacity for love challenge Cora Lee to embrace the blessings as well as the tragic ironies of her life.


Falling for the Prosecutor   On the eve of her marriage in Newport Bay and with the holidays just around the corner, Lizzie awakens to a real world nightmare in which the life of her dreams is falling apart.  Learning to confront her worst fears, she discovers that redemption can arrive in the strangest of guises. Rising from the ashes takes courage and strength of character – can Lizzie overcome the tragedies that have dogged her and find the faith to create a new life again?

Offered every spring….
Intermediate Novel & Memoir Writing, a 10-week series. This course will be repeated beginning February 19, 2015.

Offered every September…
Beginning Your Novel or Memoir, 10 inspiring weeks with best-selling author and award-winning writing instructor Louella Nelson.

Her students are agented, published, award-winners, and best-selling authors. Join the fun. Go for your dream. For more information or to reserve your spot, just fill out the “Contact Me” form to the right with “Writing Class” in the subject line.


About your instructor

Lou's Mug 3 8-20-11 croppedBest-selling author, writing instructor, and editor Louella Nelson, recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California, Irvine, offers both fundamental and advanced courses in fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Many of her students and clients are agented, published, award-winners, and best-selling authors who write novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, and nonfiction books. Lou is published in fiction and nonfiction, has conducted successful author promotions, and has been featured on radio and television. A past-president of Orange County romance writers, she holds a master’s in English with an emphasis in nineteenth-century British literature and an undergraduate degree in English and creative writing from Chapman University.

Get in Touch:

If you have interest in writing classes, consultations about your project, or developmental editing, send a separate email via the Contact Me link at right, indicating your interest in these or other craft how-to writing courses, seminars, and services.

Award-winning and USA Today/NY Times best-selling author Debra Holland says, “Wild Montana Sky and its sequels have been #1, #2, and #3 on the Amazon Top 100 Western Romance list. My success is definitely due to Lou Nelson. She is the writing teacher, mentor, and editor extraordinaire!”

“Lou Nelson is absolutely the best writing teacher in our area…. She’s changed my life as well as my writing.” –Deborah Gaal, award-winning agented writer.

Fee for a life-changing 10 weeks, $450. Email or call to hold your
spot or request more information: 949-916-3310
Email: lounelson@cox.net

Invest in your dream.
You’re so worth it!___________________________________________________


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