Bio:  Teresa Jade LeYung, American naturalized citizen of Chinese ancestry, is a manuscript-theme consultant, author of Love Made Of Heart (archived at the San Francisco History Center), Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days, and Talking To My Dead Mom monologues, and, an advocate for public libraries and public schools.

Author / Manuscript Theme Consultant / Writers’ Platform-Building Coach Teresa Jade LeYung presented at San Francisco Writers Conference with Elisa Sasa Southard for 11 years -  photo by Cyberspace Guru Linda Lee





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22-Day Coach Teresa Jade LeYung helps fiction and nonfiction writers polish their manuscripts by identifying themes and archetypes AND build their platforms and fanbases to attract agents, editors, publishers, readers, and media attention before and after publication.

Coach Teresa’s motto: “Promote your intellectual properties by identifying your themes and archetypes to build your platform and fanbase while you write write write.”

Please click here CBS Channel 5 Bay Sunday to see Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan  interviewed by Frank Mallicoat  - the show was aired on September 9, 2012.

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New Testimonials from Clients:

“Teresa Dear, Much appreciation for the mountain of work you did! Love, Carol Sheldon”



Coach Teresa Jade LeYung has helped over 1,000 writers. As Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa, she helps writers transform email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions and YouTube videos into platform statements.

Her workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW is in print and e-book editions.

Visit and subscribe to Coach Teresa’s Blog for abundant resources. Coach Teresa says: “Reach out, not stress out.”

Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s mother-daughter novel Love Made of Heart (encourages adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas; the book is used in college courses) and her monologue series “Talking to My Dead Mom” carry themes synonymous with her name.

She is a past president of California Writers Club–San Francisco Peninsula Branch, a recipient of the Jack London Award, and past Treasurer of Women’s National Book Association–San Francisco Chapter.

Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the owner of the Love Made Of Heart trademark. 

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I am Teresa Jade LeYung.

My clients call me Fanbase & Platform-Building Coach Teresa / Writing Coach / Manuscript Consultant / Writing Career Coach / Writing Career Matchmaker.

Coach Teresa Jade LeYung here to encourage you to pursue more and more resources . . . by visiting my website and this blog on a regular basis to find other people who can help you polish your craft and further build your platform.  If you are not in the vicinity of the events I blog about . . . please look at the names of the people who are referenced in my posts, go to their websites by clicking on the links I provide or your keying their names in a search engine.  The people  I blog about will lead you to their colleagues, and so on.  More ways to build your platform?  See the exercises in my workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days (in print edition and Kindle e-book edition)


I wear 2 hats:

  • As Writers’ Platform-Building Coach Teresa, I help authors of fiction and nonfiction make their names synonymous with the subject matters/issues they write about . . . before and after publication.
  • As Story Consultant & Editor Teresa, I help writers of fiction and nonfiction polish their manuscripts by identifying their themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story.

I am the author of  Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

I am the author of Love Made of Heart – themes are listed below

My motto: “Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!”

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan (who helps writers build their platforms and fanbases) celebrates literacy -- photo by MKWL

Coach Teresa’s YouTube Channel:

Form a Study-Group, split the cost and hire “Writing Career Coach Teresa”  to:

  • guide you in designing and growing your blog (to showcase your expertise and experiences)
  • show you computer-navigating shortcuts and how to easily “find stuff” on the World Wide Web
  • edit your manuscript (entire project or chapters at a time so that you can gain tools with each installment); help you craft pitches, query letters and synopses


How to Submit a Comment to Any Post in this Blog

To submit your comment to any post (article) in my blog, please click on the blue header (title bar) of the post and fill in the boxes (you don’t need a website address to submit comments, but, if you have a website/blog, do promote it);  you do need an email address to submit comments.  After you fill in the boxes, you might want to keep a copy of your comment before clicking the  “submit comment” button.  Thank you!

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Learn how to use  archetypes, themes/universal messages, metaphors, hooks, foreshadows, pivotal plot points, seamless transitions, and poignancy to make your story a compelling read.

I like to edit mainstream fiction, women’s fiction, thriller, narrative non-fiction, memoirs, children’s fiction, and short stories with strong and quirky protagonists.


Teresa LeYung Ryan

author Teresa LeYung Ryan uses her novel Love Made of Heart to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves

I use my novel Love Made of Heart to:
• help mothers and daughters speak from the heart
• celebrate the courage of immigrants
• inspire adult-children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their families
• help survivors of family violence find their own voices Click on “Love Made of Heart – the novel”

I am a board member at Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter

I am past president of California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch

I am a recipient of the Jack London Award in recognition of outstanding service to California Writers Club

Coach Teresa’s YouTube Channel:

I’m a big proponent of public libraries.

American Library Association
California Library Association

California School Library Association

California Reading Association

Oakland Public Library
Save Oakland Library

Teresa LeYung Ryan speaks out for public libraries

Teresa LeYung Ryan speaks out for public libraries

Teresa LeYung Ryan walks for public libraries

Teresa LeYung Ryan walks for public libraries

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Coach Teresa’s YouTube Channel: