Having published 8 books, Mary has achieved Amazon international best-selling author status multiple times and received several awards for writing, including international awards for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is currently writing a novel. With formal qualifications in coaching, counselling, leadership and business, Mary draws upon her writing prowess and excellent communication skills when assisting clients to achieve their writing goals. When she’s not coaching or writing, Mary loves to encourage her garden to grow (although it is often contrary) and to release her inhibitions through the organic creative process of doodling.
Mary Wong
Owner, Head Book Coach and Publishing Director

Cathryn was the original founder of Change Empire Books, and was super excited to hand the reins over to Mary to carry on a 5+ year legacy. Now working in another passion project, Cathryn is still available as one of the editors on Mary's publishing team

Cathryn Mora
Shecainah is an explorative and dynamic young individual who thrives in the fast-paced environment of a virtual assistant. She is proficient in most online applications and has a knack for learning new things as soon as they are presented to her.
She has a diverse skillset and has excelled in both administrative and creative work environments. She's a VA who is constantly looking for an opportunity to grow, learn, and create.
Executive Assistant

Kathy Shanks has worked in the print and design industry for over 20 years. She studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Griffith University before securing jobs as an in-house designer for a wholesaler and a print company. In 2001 she started Turtle Creative and has been managing her own business ever since. Turtle Creative is a small design agency with the sole purpose to help small businesses grow, become noticed and get the best value for their advertising dollar.

“After 20 years I still love to create emotive designs that really get YOUR message across. I’m a big believer in following your passion in life. The saying ‘love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life’ is so true. I’ve always loved art and to create things, but I also enjoy helping people fulfill their passions. Working with people to create their passions, and bring them to life visually, brings me a lot fulfilment in what I do. This is why I’m very excited to be working with Cat, so we can both bring your stories to life.”

Graphic Designer

Agnes is a visual communicator and brand identity designer. She loves adding value to her client’s business by creating clever, meaningful and engaging visual content through the tasteful use of imagery, color and typography, while adhering to her client’s brand guidelines.

She is also an Interior Decorator and Floorplanner; she designs home and commercial interiors that reflect the value and beauty of visual statement and the functionality of efficient space plan and design. She is too enthusiastic about Japandi style, but she also adapts to her client’s preferred aesthetics.

Agnes enjoys a good cup of coffee, watching documentaries, and street photography.

Graphic Designer
Makenzi has spent more than a decade working professionally as a copy editor and proofreader. Over the course of her career, she has worked on a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, and academic texts; her experience includes hundreds of books, as well as numerous articles, dissertations, short stories, and blog posts. She holds a PhD in English (University of Nottingham); an MLitt in Shakespeare Studies (University of St Andrews); and a BA in Creative Writing (Knox College). When not editing, she enjoys adding to her extensive shoe collection and cuddling her two very fluffy cats

Rachel Fernandez is an editor with nearly a decade of experience in developmental edits, copy edits, and design. With her primary background in journalism, she worked as the managing editor for a weekly print newspaper where she oversaw all of the stories and layout for the publication. She's done lots of writing herself and knows what it's like to be on the other side of the edits.

Since then, Rachel has worked with Change Empire Books to provide developmental edits for a variety of book topics ranging from self-help to project management. She's passionate about making sure you're putting your absolute best work out for the world to see!

After earning a B.A. and M.A. at Rice University, I entered the publishing world in order to help authors find their literary voices. As an editor, I work closely with writers, publishers, and book coaches to sculpt rough drafts into promising manuscripts. My extensive experience across genres, technical knowledge of writing structure and mechanics, and attention to detail make me the perfect collaborator for emerging and experienced authors alike. In addition to my passion for editing, I teach Advanced Placement Literature to students earning university credit; my additional experience includes work as a theatre script reader, stage manager, and literary magazine editor.

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