For the first time, critically-acclaimed Book Whisperers and authors, Ayn & Sam Gailey, are offering their unique story structure and writing tips—previously only shared with publishers and private clients—online. They are calling it Novel Lab.  Novel Lab Workshops online will share the same successful methods and mentoring they've used to help other writers make it to The New York Times Bestseller list and secure top literary agents.  They believe that the best way to help writers finish a novel or memoir with the potential to be critically-acclaimed and published is to inspire and teach them how to build characters and a story so compelling that  it provides the structure and momentum that makes it exciting to write and entertaining to read.

the who

Ayn & Sam are critically-acclaimed authors, ghost writers and editors. Their own work and projects on behalf of authors and publishers has been praised by notable critics of The New York Times, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Elle, Kirkus Reviews, Good Reads, Esquire and by author Stephen King, amongst others. Creators of Novel Lab in Los Angeles and Orcas Island, they have helped writers of all ages find their voice, write their stories and make their literary dreams happen. 

Ayn is a graduate of Harvard University and UCLA and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in screenwriting from UCLA Film School.  Her poignant yet humorous non-fiction book Pornology was published in the U.S. (Running Press), the UK (Random House), Germany, and Asia.  The upcoming movie adaptation of Pornology, entitled A Nice Girl Like You, stars Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black).  You can read more about Ayn's writing at  Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina. His scriptwriting has won the grand prize in Scriptapalooza and his recent novel, Deep Winter, was critically-acclaimed by all major critics in the U.S. and France, described as "Beautifully written" by The New York Times, and reviewed by Esquire Magazine as "Enthralling.." His second novel, The Guilt We Carry, was just released and has been hailed as “The Breaking Bad of the book world” by NY Journal of Books, “A gripping tale of redemption” by Booklist, and “A Top Thriller for 2019” by Chicago Review of Books. You can read more about Sam's writing at


Critically-acclaimed novelists and book whisperers, Ayn & Samuel Gailey's work has been praised by The New York Times, Esquire, Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Good Reads, Stephen King, and editors at Random House, Harper Collins, Running Press, William Morrow and more.

In 2019, Ayn & Sam will be presenting, moderating, or signing books at the upcoming events and venues. If you are attending any of these, they would love to meet you: AWP Portland, Orcas Island Lit Fest, Noir at the Bar (Southern California), Book Soup, West Hollywood, Book Carnival (Orange County, CA), LA Festival of Books.