Welcome to Suzy Oakley Solutions

stack of books with turquoise cup and saucer on wooden table by window

Hi, I’m Suzy!

I teach Christian authors how to build and grow an audience.

Hey, fellow author!

If you have a burning desire to write books that change lives but the idea of building a website is intimidating to you, I’ve got you covered.

We all know that marketing is a necessary part of selling books, but many of us would rather eat snails.

Live ones.

I get it. The marketing side of writing and publishing is not my favorite thing, either. (OK, it’s my least favorite thing.) But if you’re a Christian and you have a message of hope to share with the world … well, you don’t have a lot of choice. You write your books, and you market them. You might even say it’s your mission — even a mandate — to get those books in front of readers’ eyeballs (or earballs).

And when you can find a like-minded friend who’s on your side as you navigate those snail-infested waters, maybe the snails won’t be so hard to swallow. And just maybe she’ll eat a snail or two for you.

(Confession: My husband and an author friend thought my “eat snails” analogy was 1) weird and 2) gross. Actually, it was originally “worms.” But that’s how I roll.)

Part of book marketing is creating a website you can send people to; it’s like your digital calling card. (And if you haven’t started an email list yet … what are you waiting for? That’s crucial, my friend!)

So for the website part:

I’ve been creating WordPress sites since 2007, mostly for myself and family. Now I’ve started doing it for authors.

If you’d like to talk about how we can work together to get you up and running on WordPress, contact me here. (Also, in July 2022 I added website hosting and management to my list of services. I’m still constructing the packages, but if you need a domain name and/or hosting, visit this UNDER CONSTRUCTION site and click WEB HOSTING in the menu bar, or contact me here. Please be patient as I build it out.)

P.S. I offer a couple of other author-related services, too:

  • Book formatting
  • Copy editing

And I’m working on a course that teaches you how to build your own website and set up your email system. If that’s more to your liking, visit this page and let me know you’re interested. I’m also chewing on the idea of a course to show first-timers how to self-publish on Amazon. Sound good?

Let’s chat!