Author Assessment

Questions:

  1. Is your book completed (written and edited)?
  2. Have you completed the first draft of your book?
  3. Have you outlined your book?
  4. Have you identified your area of expertise or theme for your book?
  5. Have you completed research on your topic?
  6. Do you have 3 main points identified for your book?
  7. Have you identified what success as an author looks like to you?
  8. Have you researched what is needed to achieve your vision of success as an author?
  9. Have you written out your author goals and your plan to achieve them?
  10. Do you currently have the resources to reach your goals as an author?
  11. Do you plan on writing multiple books?
  12. Do you plan on writing being a main source of income?
  13. Do you have a writing plan?
  14. Do you have a publishing plan?
  15. Do you have a marketing plan?
  16. Have you identified your publishing tools?
  17. Can you describe your ideal reader (target audience)?
  18. Are you currently engaging your target audience?
  19. Have you begun building your brand as an author?
  20. Have you fully established your credibility with your target audience?

Your Responses:

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Our Founder/CEO

Denola M. Burton

Denola M. Burton is the Founder and CEO of Enhanced DNA: Develop Nurture Achieve, LLC. Denola holds the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biology.  After beginning her career as a scientist, she transitioned into Human Resources and maintains certifications as a Professional in Human Resources from both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP), and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI-PHR).  She is a Certified DISC Behavioral Coach through Innermetrix North America and is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, Coach with the John Maxwell Team.

 

Through Enhanced DNA: Develop Nurture Achieve, Denola develops and nurtures individuals and organizations to enhance their Leadership, Communication and Performance “DNA”.  Denola is an author and publisher and is a member of the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA).  In 2019, Denola created the Enhanced DNA Publishing Division of her company and now assists new and newer authors in publishing their books to meet the IBPA standards. 

Denola retired in December, 2017 from Eli Lilly and Company where her career spanned over 27 years.  She has been married to her husband, Phillip, for over 28 years and they have two daughters, Danielle and Ciara.  Denola is a member of the Recorder Women’s Auxiliary, which is an elite organization comprised of professional women with a heart for the community. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Steward Speakers and is a Legacy Leader/mentor and member of the Board of Directors for Pass the Torch for Women Foundation.

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