Your story. Your message.
Your mission. Your impact.
One book can change the world.

Who We Are

Bring your soulful book idea to life with writing support and publishing services.
Burning Soul Press LLC helps soul-driven writers become best-selling, wave-making authors that inspire through their stories, words, and authentic voice. We specialize in book coaching, ghostwriting, publishing, and marketing to support our authors in their journey.

Our mission is simple: We want you to empower people with your story, acknowledging the valleys and peaks of the mountains you’ve scaled, so your story can help others when shared, embracing the calling as we were all put on this earth to do. It’s letting that burning soul within free, allowing yourself to be seen and heard for who you truly are, trusting your authenticity is enough—believing that you are enough.

That book idea on your heart chose you for a reason. Your unique author voice—your experiences, thoughts, values, beliefs, perspectives, emotions, heart, and soul—has the power to change another’s life forever.

When joining the BSP family, we help you write, publish and market your book using our unique Soul Writer Framework. This isn’t your typical writing approach. The Soul Writer framework will challenge you to dig deep into the soulful core of who you are to embrace this new journey and the impact you’re about to make with your words, further guiding especially those with entrepreneurial spirits to turn their passionate messages into published books and social-impact missions.

Writing a book is meaningful- not something to be done quickly. If you want to do more with your dream than just write a book- you’re more focused on your message and long-term impact, you’re exactly who we want to work with.

Are you ready to share your story and fulfill your soul’s mission?

Welcome to Burning Soul Press.

How We Can Help You

Bring your soulful book idea to life with writing support and publishing services.

Writing: The Soul Writer Journey or 1:1 Book Coaching

Publishing: Burning Soul Press or WakeFire Press


Your Biggest Fans

We’re the Burning Soul Press team. We care about your book being released into the world as much as you do since we know the impact it can have. We simply take the guesswork out of the process to make it successful, so you can enjoy the incredible journey and become the author you always wanted to be. 

Lauren Eckhardt

Founder & CEO

Lauren is an award-winning and best-selling author and CEO, ghostwriter, and book coach at Burning Soul Press. She’s also the mama to two little guys who are her why that drives her every day. She’s an advocate for determined and passionate writers who listen to their soul’s calling and the number one cheerleader for our authors. 

Allison Buehner

Public Relations Manager

Allison has worked in the PR sphere in various industries her entire career. As the Public Relations Manager for Burning Soul Press, I help authors get the visibility they need to reach their dreams through PR support and work to elevate the BSP brand to reach those with an impactful story to share. Allison is passionate about the structure and strategy of language within the complexities of storytelling and takes pride in her nickname “the walking thesaurus”.

Taylor Harvey
Taylor Harvey

Book Journey Manager

Taylor is an avid reader with a passion for guiding authors through the writing & publishing process. Coming from a creative background, she loves working 1:1 with authors to really get to know them and dive into their stories. She’s also an audiobook narrator! So, she pretty much lives in the world of books (and happily so).

Lenora Henson
Lenora Henson

Marketing Manager

Lenora Henson is a marketing and promotions manager with a lifelong affection for stories and the written word. She is an indie-publishing veteran, spent nineteen years in the newspaper industry and is the author of six books. She specializes in book launch parties and prefers to work outside the box. On any given day, Lenora can be found knee-deep in various creative endeavors or pottering around the garden.

Claire Coffey

Author Services Assistant

Claire is a contemporary romance author. She lives on iced coffee and sloppy Boxer puppy kisses. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking and puzzles. Claire is dedicated to working with authors in their transition from publishing to marketing and will be your point of contact after your book is published.

DeShea Bentley

Brand Impact Manager

DeShea has a passion for creating meaningful connections with people through all forms of art. She is a classically trained artist that pursued an education in the modern world of computer graphics and digital marketing, but still loves picking up her well-worn paintbrushes. You may find her daydreaming of Scotland, drinking tea in her garden, or using her powers of deduction to solve various mysteries and puzzles.

Julie Navickas

Project Manager

Julie Navickas is a contemporary romance novelist, author of the Trading Heartbeats trilogy. She instructs writing-based courses focused on public relations and magazine production and design in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. Julie has a master’s degree in both English studies and organizational communication from Illinois State University.

Jess Bosch

Journey Coach

Jess is an avid writer & BSP Author. Her background is in sales, operations & logistics. She is an advocate for people who want to speak their truth. She is a connector. Her mission is to help other writers launch into their author career, and to help people become wrapped in their purpose. Every person has a story that matters. When she is not writing or connecting, you can find her adventuring with family in the wilderness, riding motorcycles, or horseback riding.

Michael Liebhauser

Journey Coach

Michael is happy to be part of the BSP team as an Enrollment Coach! Outside BSP, he works as an actor, an audiobook narrator, and writer for musical theater so he knows first hand just how crucial good collaborators and clear communication are to the creative process. If you’re new to Burning Soul, he’s likely to be the face on the other end of the video call, and he can’t wait to help you work out the next step on your writing journey.

Words from our Clients

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Why We Are Here

Burning Soul Press is comprised of creatives, indie writers and authors.
Everything we do is to make it easier for others to have their dreams come true.
Every decision and action reflects our values. If you value our values, you’ll value what we can do for you.


Transparency of our souls’ messages, our journeys, and everything we do, including the investment in us. We won’t try to sell you on us if we’re not a good fit.

Lasting Impact

All BSP authors are dedicated to the lasting impact of their words and message. Join the community of other-like minded writers making a difference every single day.


Your most authentic self is what this world needs. We make sure every choice you make and all that you do with your book aligns with your authenticity and values.


There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all service when it comes to writing and publishing a book. We honor what makes you and your story unique and shine a light on it.


We believe everyone has a story that can empower others. We create safe spaces for vulnerability so that deeper connections can foster and empowerment spars like wildfire.


Most creative ventures are solitary, but we know the impact a great support team can have to the success of our dreams. No one is being forced in a box here. We’re creatives helping creatives be free.

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Our Updates, Advice, & Musings

For Inspiration & Empowerment
Book Marketing: Simple Ways to Find & Utilize Your Target Audience blog post by Claire Coffey of Burning Soul Press
Book Marketing: Simple Ways to Find & Utilize Your Target Audience

Book Marketing: Simple Ways to Find & Utilize Your Target Audience. Marketing for authors can be difficult! Here are a few simple ways to find and utilize your book’s target audience! The fi…

Writing: How To Harvest Your Best Story featuring Jess Bosch - string our words together to impact those that read our books, we must remember to nourish the soil in which we are planting.
Writing: How to Harvest Your Best Story

And so we ask, how can you harvest your best story when writing? Firstly, I believe we grow into our dreams, and as we plant our inspirations and ideas onto paper, it is important to tend to them dail…

Risk Taking Writing Tip Julie Navickas
Daring Risks to Inspire Your Writing

Risk-taking. Risk-taking. The very word itself induces a fair bit of anxiety for me. By nature, I’m not a risk-taker. I’ve lived a life of planned, well thought out, and smoothly executed decisions. B…


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