• Preserve precious family memories for future generations, or build your brand with a business book.

  • Let Austin ghostwriter Jess Hagemann do all the work … so you can take all the credit! 

New in 2019: Wedding Day Storytelling and Birth Stories services.

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
— Barbara Kingsolver, author of THE LACUNA


  • Cider Spoon Stories proofreads and line-edits fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, blogs, articles, web copy, screenplays, and more.

  • After your manuscript’s edited, it’s time to self-publish. Interior book layout, cover design, and ISBN registration available.

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.
— Stephen King, author of THE SHINING


  • When you’re ready to start a new writing project, or you get halfway and find yourself all-the-way stuck in the weeds, reach out for a high-powered brainstorming sesh.

  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers: Jess also teaches in-person and online classes! Check out her schedule here.

One student, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
— Malala Yousafzai, author of I AM MALALA

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