FAQs | Author Allie Pleiter


What is the Chunky Method?

The Chunky Method is my writing productivity system that I teach nationally and coach clients to use. My book The Chunky Method Handbook outlines my tactics and how to use them. I also teach live in seminars, online classes, and webinars. The unusual and memorable name comes from the truth that every writer has a “chunk”–the amount of writing someone can get done before their creativity begins to tire. Know your chunk and how to wield it, and you can make some dependable and effective plans for your work. Learn more under my Speaking and Coaching tabs.

Can you help me write my book?

I view my job as helping you write your book, so I very rarely “ghostwrite” (write your book for you). Instead, I’ll help you clarify your ideas, refine your process, and create a framework for you to get the words down. You are always the best person to tell your story, so my passion is to empower you to make that happen.

Where can I buy your books?

My fiction from Love Inspired is available wherever books are sold. My Sweet City Hearts series is only available in digital format from Amazon or iTunes. The Chunky Method Handbook and How to WRITE When Everything Goes WRONG are available in hard copy and digital formats on Amazon. You can also buy copies of these books at any of my speaking engagements.

Can I buy a Chunky Launch package as a gift for someone?

Absolutely! It makes a great retirement gift, graduation gift, birthday gift…you name it. If there’s someone in your life who has always said, “I’d like to write a book someday,” the gift of a Chunky Launch package can transform that dream into a reality. Contact me via the form on the Contact page and we’ll take it from there.

Do you do retreats and workshops?

Live teaching is one of my very favorite things to do (I wasn’t a theater major in college for nothing!). I’ve done 1-hour workshops, half-day workshops, full weekend retreats, half-day retreats, and other formats. I’m able to speak on spiritual topics for church retreats as well as creativity and productivity. The list on under Speaking will give you an idea, but sometimes the best way is for us to talk, so go ahead and contact me at allie@alliepleiter.com.

Are you really six feet tall?

Well, now, technically I am 5’11, but in most shoes I clock in over six feet. It makes me rather easy to spot in a crowd or at the airport. And popular for reaching top shelf items in the grocery store. Yes, I get asked all the time, and I’m happy to do it.

What’s your favorite dessert?

Lemon meringue pie. Always. Chocolate is wonderful, coffee is necessary, but pie makes everything better.

Are you really that big a fan of knitting?

It’s my creative passion outside of work, and you can read about many of my knitting adventures on my blog DestiKNITions. It’s been on hiatus for a while, but will be reviving soon in anticipation of my new knitting mystery series coming in 2021.

Products and Purchases

What’s your return policy?

Return any of the physical book products (sorry, no eBook returns)–no questions asked–within 5 days of purchase if the item is damaged. Customer is responsible for shipping costs.

Do you ship oversees and to P.O. boxes?

Sorry, but at this time, physical books are only shipped in the United States and Canada.

Do you have customer service?

Of course! If you have a problem with your order, simply fill out the contact page form and we’ll get to you as soon as possible. We generally respond to emails within 24-48 hours during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.

Where to Buy My Books

My Harlequin books are also available through Harlequin’s online store.