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 Birth a Book,

 Fall Cycle

This is the traditional Birth a Book course, offered once seasonally with an optional addition of restorative yoga. The class meets for four group sessions, followed by a final month where each participant gets ready to publish (celebrations may occur).​

Sundays  10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/03

2:30-3:30: Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils (Included but optional)

4:00 - 6:00 PM: Birth a Book Class Time

Be Yoga, 1270 Bay Street
Staten Island, New York

The Birth a Book course is designed to help people of all skill levels.

I cover initial concept development, bring you through stages of writing and editing, and cap off with everything you need to get your book published, for sale and promoted.


This Birth a Book course will be offering participants an urban retreat format:


Each class will start with a cost included special gentle restorative yoga class which will feature essential oils to both relax us and wake us up to our creative energy.


Each class will offer in stages everything you will need to know to complete and publish your book.


Several classes will feature special surprise guest expert speakers in addition to the regular curriculum.


Participants will be invited to attend, and be introduced at my scheduled talk at the The Alice Austin House

course includes:

group classes

24/7 support from private social network group

2 private "get clear" coaching sessions with Dorothy

video support

daily yoga (optional)

Alice Austen House Workshop (optional)

what you'll learn:

how to navigate's author friendly platform

how to connect to your target audience for best impact

how to use your book to enhance your professional and personal credibility

what first time authors often do wrong

when to get assistance and how to find it affordably


Sign up, Payment plan

(3 installments of 219)


cost: 595

Sign up, pay in fuLL

I took Dorothy's Birth a Book course in Union Square in Manhattan and again in Staten Island. I am impressed with both the way Dorothy runs the class and her knowledge base. Dorothy is a wonderful, informative teacher whose inspires everyone around her. Dorothy helped me publish my first book, Christopher's Garden, a gift I wrote to my autistic son years ago. I was thrilled to have my dream come true to have the book actually published and  gratified with Dorothy's assistance. I am now creating a series of uplifting books about the truth about life with an autistic child. Thanks to Dorothy, the people who come to class  become so enthusiastic, it is such a pleasure to get to know them. She serves people who never thought they would write a book, let alone publish a book. If writing a book is a dream of yours I recommend you work with Dorothy. She makes writing and publishing books a great adventure and as importantly, a reality.


Brigid Gallagher Davies, Artist, Retired Nurse

Author of Christopher's Garden

It has always a dream of mine to write a book.  It was a journey that I never would have been able to take without the help and guidance of Dorothy.  She first and foremost gave me the confidence that  I needed to believe that I could do it, and then step by step, she gave me the tools that I needed  to complete it. Dorothy had the resources necessary to help me to form a team to support my project.  She was always there for me, giving me  good advice and valuable information every step of the way.   Without her help, I would have never been able to navigate through the technical aspects of online publishing. I am not a person who is very tech savvy, so when I was feeling intimidated and stuck, Dorothy's  warm and friendly attitude was just what I needed to get the job done. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Darlene Stango,
Author of Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister

I have wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember, but I always thought that you needed an agent and a publisher to get it accomplished. Then I met Dorothy Holtermann. Dorothy inspires confidence, gives direction and practical advice. She helps you navigate writing, publishing and marketing. She helps you to become an author. But "Birth a Book” is so much more than a class about how to write- it is the opportunity to join a growing community of gifted individuals who are supporting each other on their journey. The appreciation that I feel about finding this community is hard to express. Thank you to Dorothy for this amazing experience. I recommend “Birth a Book” to all who have ever considered writing a book. Don’t hesitate any longer! 


Lisa Paladino, CNM, IBCLC

Author of It Should Not Hurt to Nurse Your Baby

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