1-on-1 Coaching with Literary Agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin


Number of Sessions


Meet with a personal writing coach and get the critical feedback, advice, editing, and regular doses of accountability you need to finish your YA or kidlit book.

If group coaching programs aren't your thing, or if you're looking for a more intimate way to hone your craft, a 1-on-1 is for you. A 3 or 6 month mentoring program with Alyssa, a sought-after literary agent with 20+ years of experience in the publishing industry, could save you years of additional work and self doubt and put you on the fast track to (finally) finishing your writing.

Learn what's not working in your YA or kidlit book, what changes could make it better, and leave with actionable next steps to help you publish your best work.

How it Works

Over the course of 3 or 6 months you will meet with Alyssa every other week for a total of 6 or 12 sessions. Each session includes:

  • 45 minutes 1-on-1 with an experienced literary agent with 20+ years of experience
  • Tips on how to create a book outline and structure that flows
  • Insight into understanding what's working in your story—and what's not
  • Critique to help you improve your writing craft—including characters, plot, and dialogue
  • A roadmap of actionable steps you can take to see real progress

About Alyssa Eisner Henkin

Alyssa Eisner Henkin is the owner and Lead Agent at Birch Path Literary. She has a BA in American Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a background in editing at Simon & Schuster, where she worked for seven years in the Books for Young Readers department.

Afterward, she took a literary agent position at Trident Media Group. Over the next fourteen years at TMG, she championed a list of award-winning and bestselling children’s book creators and rose to the role of Executive Vice President.

In early 2021, Alyssa Eisner Henkin launched Birch Path Literary, where she provides a compass in helping authors and illustrator navigate the intricate, ever-changing, and ultimately verdant publishing landscape.


What Writers are Saying About Alyssa

"Alyssa knows how to access the essence of a story, helping to flesh out character, setting, dialogue and plot to make it the absolute best it can be. Her critiques are constructive and insightful, and it is truly a joy to work with her, and benefit from her infinite wisdom!"
— Lisa Greenwald, author of 11 BEFORE 12 (Harper Collins) and two dozen other celebrated books for kids and tweens


"My career definitely blossomed after I signed on with Alyssa and I value very highly the working partnership that we have. Alyssa’s experience as an editor prior to becoming a literary agent is invaluable as it allows her a much broader understanding of the creative process. She knows and respects the fact that every writer works a bit differently and she honors that individuality. The wide range of projects she has represented speaks to the depth of her passion for good literature in all its many forms."
— Jen Bryant, Caldecott-Honor, Schneider Award, and Seibert-Honor-award winning author


"Alyssa has been a super-agent to me since the start of my career. Her editorial insights, her business acumen, her deal-making abilities, and her pulse on the industry are spot-on. She's been a champion, an advocate, and a true partner in growing my creative career. I can't recommend her highly enough."
— Julie Berry, Printz Honor Award, and New York Times Bestselling author


The Details

Once you purchase your coaching package, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule the date and time of your first meeting, and to chat about any specific requirements or requests you have. 

We'll also send you an intake form, which will involve questions surrounding your mindset, what you're looking to accomplish, and what you feel is standing in your way. You'll need to fill this out and send it back to us at least 5 days before your meeting so that Alyssa has a chance to review it thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, Alyssa will contact you by Zoom to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional about how to stay motivated, build creative confidence, and write your book or other work!


Have a question? 

If you have any questions about working with Alyssa, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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