Meet Your Instructor

Saundra Dalton-Smith


Saundra is an award-winning author and speaker. She spent over 20 years in clinical practice as an internal medicine physician before transitioning into a career that allows her to indulge in her love of books. She is the author of Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves and Come Empty: Pour Out Life’s Hurt’s and Recieve God’s Healing Love (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity (2019 gold winner for the Christian Author Network (CAN) Crown Award in Outstanding Broadcast Media). Saundra has spoken at numerous Christian writer’s conferences teaching authors how to effectively launch their books, improve their author platform, launch profitable courses, and secure their own media placements including She Speaks, Speak Up Conference, Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference, and She Writes For Him Conference. She leads a Christian Author Mastermind group and has coached both fiction and nonfiction authors. She loves helping authors learn how to grow their email list, build relationships with readers, and position their book and online products in the market for maximum exposure.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Introduction

    • Welcome to the Author Platform Course!

    • Zoom Office Hours

  • 2

    Week 1: Author Platform Framework

  • 3

    Week 2: Author Website

    • Week 2- Author Website

  • 4

    Week 3: Email List Building

    • Week 3 Email List Building

  • 5

    Week 4: Email Traffic (Lead Magnet)

    • Week 4- Email Traffic Lead Magnet

  • 6

    Week 5: DYI Graphics and Newsletter Tutorial

    • Week 5- DYI Graphics and Newsletter Tutorial

  • 7

    Week 6: Social Media Platforms

    • Week 6- Social Media Platforms

  • 8

    Week 7: Social Media Engagement

    • Week 7- Social Media Engagement

  • 9

    Week 8: Author Media Presence

    • Week 8- Author Media Presence

  • 10

    Week 9: Speaker Platform Growth

    • Week 9- Speaker Platform Growth

  • 11

    Week 10: Book Launch Strategies

    • Week 10- Book Launch Strategies

  • 12

    Week 11: Marketing Strategies

    • Week 11- Marketing Strategies

  • 13

    Week 12: Bonus Sessions with Industry Experts

    • 6 Month Pre-Launch Action Plan

    • Resources for Ongoing Platform Growth

    • Expert Interview - Amber Weigand-Buckley

    • Expert Interview - Grant Baldwin

    • Expert Interview - Monica Schmelter


“Dr. Saundra exceeded my expectations. She made herself available when I had questions and gave me practical tools and tips for success. She was very action driven and authentic. The sessions were focused and intentional and each homework set me up for success. I can't thank Dr. Saundra enough for her wisdom, knowledge and willingness to share what she has learned with others. ”

Rachel G. Scott | Author Better Than Blended

“I gained a monumental amount of knowledge from Dr. Saundra. I learned to create a press kit on my website, how to earn money through advertising on my blog, and how to have a more influential book launch in these changing times. I can’t begin to calculate the knowledge and affects her training has had on my career. Currently, one of my books is a number one Amazon best seller and sold over 5000 copies in the past nine months. I’ve also been interviewed on over twenty-five podcasts and radio shows. Saundra can motivate and give you the tools you need to get your book and speaking career launched.”

Susan U. Neal | Author of 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates

“Have you ever gone through an experience with someone and recognized you wouldn’t be the same when it was over? That’s what working with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is like. I can assure you the training she brought has transformed the way I do ministry. Shoot, my life is different because of her training. Dr. Saundra is brilliant and generous with her knowledge. If you have the opportunity to take anything she is offering, sign up immediately. Applying her knowledge to your growth will change your world and those whom you desire to impact.”

Jayne Patton | Founder Altered Ministries

Bonus material

These additional bonuses are included with your purchase!

  • LIVE Q & A Calls

    $600 value

    Every other week for 6 months, you will have the opportunity to join a group call to have your personal platform questions. The feedback from just one of these sessions is worth the price of the course according to past students.

  • Book Launch Timeline

    $100 value

    If you are preparing to launch a new book or need to re-launch an old book that is not selling well, this timeline will help you plan for a launch with impact.

It's Time to Build Your Author Platform

Get started now

Buy Now