Expert Author is the portal for Rebel Seed Studio's resources for business, self-help and how-to authors.


The Expert Author podcast shares insights to turn your expertise into a profitable business, self-help or how-to book, as well as bonus "entrepreneur" episodes with revenue acceleration secrets and business strategies to attract high-value clients, command premium fees, and profit from your expertise.

During the show season, new episodes are released every other week (on Tuesdays).

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The Expert Business Shop provides books and digital training to help you author a bestselling book, garner a profitable publishing deal, and build a lucrative and exciting business doing what you love.



Laura Cross is a writer, producer, director, published author, and founder of Rebel Seed Studio - a film production company, book publisher, and podcast network.

Laura has worked as an author-strategist and professional ghostwriter of narrative nonfiction and how-to books, helping clients establish their expertise by becoming published authors and leverage their knowledge for more profits and major media. Her author-clients appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and CNN, were featured in People magazine, Entrepreneur, Publishers Weekly, and The New York Times book review section, and landed on Amazon's bestseller list.

She is the author of Expert Author: Turn Your Expertise into a Profitable Business, Self-Help or How-To Book and Bestseller Book Proposal: Develop a Winning Pitch, acquire a Top Literary Agent and Land a Publishing Deal... Before You Write Your Nonfiction Book.

Laura hosts several podcasts including Ink & Cinema, (formerly Rebel Writer/Filmmaker) which shares insights on screenwriting and filmmaking, and interviews with producers, directors and writers on their projects and experiences and industry insiders on the business of filmmaking.

Laura has a certificate in Feature Film Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Program (UCLA-E), and completed courses in their respected Independent Film Producer program.

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