August 1 - 3, 2017

AUTHORS: Gain valuable insider coaching from seven leading experts in writing, platform development, and effective marketing.


About the Summit

Get exclusive access to these powerful webinars:

Productivity Hacks (Mary DeMuth): 

  • Learn how to squeeze the most out of your day for best productivity and success, including social media management, creating time for deep work, and scheduling your day in an optimum way. FREEBIE: The Ultimate Launch Your Book Checklist, the comprehensive guide to help authors successfully launch their books. Value $10

Climbing Mount Improbable (Randy Ingermanson):

  • The publishing world is fiercely competitive. It's massively improbable that you will be a bestselling author. And yet ... it's possible. Somebody has to be a massive success. Could it be you? What would it take to make that happen? 

How to Pursue Your Writing Dream in the Midst of Your Crazy Life (Tracy Higley):

  • You want to make time in your life to pursue this writing dream. Instead, you’re struggling with stress or burnout, or you can’t seem to find time for what’s most important. Join Tracy Higley as she shows you the six elements necessary to strategize your writing dream to life, while still living in freedom, simplicity, and balanced health. FREEBIE: Making the Writing Dream a Reality (ebook). A 6-step strategy for creating the energy, time and freedom to pursue your writing dream. Value: $14

Plotting a Book with One Simple Question (Susan May Warren):

  • One question can unlock your entire story! Are you struggling to build a riveting plot? Layered characters? How about fortify that saggy middle? Create that powerful ending? You can build an entire book by asking one powerful question, and then plugging it into an “equation” that makes your plot and characters come to life. You’ll learn how to build the external and internal journey of your characters, create a theme, build story and scene tension, create the character change journey and even pitch and market your story. All with one amazing question. FREEBIE: Build a Brilliant Book: 10 Step by Step Lessons. Learn how to build a brilliant book with this 10-step audio/video course, from idea to proposal. Value $99.

How to Create Unique Story Ideas with Deep Emotional Impact (James L.Rubart):

  • Editors, agents (and readers) long for stories that stand out, that have a uniqueness and make a powerful emotional impact. In this course, bestselling, award winning author James L. Rubart will show you how to discover, and develop, the life-altering stories that are likely already deep inside you. FREEBIE: How to Create a Pitch Editors and Agents will be Dying to Catch. Get a crash course on how to make your manuscript and yourself stand out when meeting with agents and editors face to face. Value $39.

How to Write Social Media Posts, Newsletters & Book Blurbs That Will Entice Your Readers to Take Action (Lacy Williams): 

  • If you've ever stared at the blinking cursor, ready to write a Facebook post, newsletter or website page... this class is for you. You’ll learn how to target your copy depending on its purpose, why writing to different types of readers can increase your results. You'll identify types of readers: (superfans, sometimes fans, voracious readers, non-readers) as well as types of campaigns. Learn what mental triggers to use in writing, and how power words can affect your specific reader. FREEBIE: The Smart Indie: Copywriting. This ebook provides indie authors a roadmap for creating foolproof book descriptions, social media campaigns, and email newsletters. Value: $10

7 Secrets of Amazing Author Websites (Thomas Umstattd):

  • Most author websites get very little attention and generate only a handful of book sales. In this class you will learn to avoid the common author website mistakes. You will also learn the secrets that will make your site great and your book sell in 2017. FREEBIES: MyBookTable Pro ($49) MySpeakingEvents ($29), MyBookProgress Pro ($19) Total Value: $97

Be a part of an exclusive author mastermind group!  

Have you ever wanted to join a mastermind group, but either didn't know how to form one, or you didn't have enough experts in your life to ask? 

Has the cost of joining a professional mastermind group been prohibitive?

We want to help. We (the author masterminds) have been together several years. Together, we have over 120 YEARS of collective writing and marketing experience. We meet every other week, teaching each other how to be better writers, business people, and marketers. And every year we meet face to face. 

During January's retreat, we decided to take our content on the internet road, sharing the best information we've ever shared with YOU. 

For a few days in August, you will have exclusive access to our best information. 

Via webinar, you'll get:  

  • 3 x 2-hour sessions (Lacy Wiliams, Tracy Higley, Susan May Warren)
  • 4 x 1-hour sessions (Thomas Umstattd, James L. Rubart, Randy Ingermanson, Mary DeMuth)
  • Most webinars have an exclusive product tied to it (8 products in all, to help you write and market your book the way the masterminds do!)

10 hours of insider instruction, 8 free products valued at $269 = the kind of expertise you need right now to find direction, success and purpose in your writing career. 

And all from the comfort of your home! (If you purchase the Early Bird or All Access Pass, you get the recordings to watch ANY TIME.)


  • All access one-day pass: $99
  • EARLY BIRD (until July 21st at 11:59 CST) All access three-day pass + recordings: $249
  • All access three-day pass (starting July 22nd) + recordings: $299

Take a look at these exclusive FREE PRODUCTS:

Schedule: Attendees will receive final schedule by email.  

Tuesday, August 1 11am - 3pm EST How to Pursue Your Writing Dream in the Midst of Your Crazy Life (Tracy Higley) (2 hrs) 7 Secrets of Amazing Author Websites (Thomas Umstattd)  

Wednesday, August 2 11am - 3pm EST Plotting a Book with One Simple Question (Susan May Warren) (2 hrs) Productivity Hacks (Mary DeMuth)  

Thursday, August 3 11am - 3pm EST How to Write Social Media Posts, Newsletters & Book Blurbs That Will Entice Your Readers to Take Action (Lacy Williams) (2 hrs) How to Create Unique Story Ideas with Deep Emotional Impact (James L. Rubart) Climbing Mount Improbable (Randy Ingermanson) 

Summit Masterminds

Gain expertise from these author masterminds, totalling over 120 years of professional experience!

Author of 35 books

Mary DeMuth is a speaker, podcaster and the author of over 30 books. She's an expert in helping others restory their lives, and has shared that message worldwide. She mentors writers at and is a popular speaker at writers conferences and weekend events. 

“Mary DeMuth held 100 writers spellbound! Her presentation was energetic, interesting, humorous and contained very practical information. It was outstanding, and we begged her to present the next year.” Glynnis Whitwer, Editor, P31 Woman, She Speaks Conference

Randy Ingermanson is the author of the bestselling how-to books How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method and Writing Fiction for Dummies. He's the author of six award-winning novels and is known around the world as "The Snowflake Guy" in honor of his wildly popular Snowflake Method of writing a novel.  

"Become a master of the Snowflake Method. It flies in the face of all conventional notions of 'creative inspiration,' but it can be deadly effective at writing superior novels with strong narrative arcs, especially in genre fiction." Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week

Tracy Higley, bestselling author and successful entrepreneur, has been where you are. After decades of keeping up with publishing contracts, four kids, church ministries and grad school, all the while running a million-dollar retail business, Tracy "crashed and burned." And learned. The answer did not come from changing her fundamental personality of achiever, but by taking those strengths and fitting them into a structure that explodes productivity while staying balanced, healthy and joyful. 

"Tracy Higley is John Maxwell for women! Empowering, practical and inspiring.” Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling, RITA and Christy award-winning author of nearly fifty novels. A popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation, she’s the founder of Novel.Academy, a school that helps novelist get published, stay published and build lucrative careers. She is also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation. 

"Susan May Warren’s class is an incredible experience which I would definitely suggest to any unpublished writers looking to get published or for beginning authors wanted to learn how to write a novel." C. Fontenelle

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man's body. He's a professional speaker, marketer, and the bestselling, Christy Book of the Year, Carol, INSPY, and RT award winning writer of eight novels. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.

"James L. Rubart electrifies audiences through his powerful stories and original ideas for growth. In the process, he will awaken you to your greatest dreams and reveal how to pursue them in ways that won't just transform what you do...but who you are." Allen Arnold, Former Sr. VP of Thomas Nelson Publishers and author of The Story of With

USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams works in a hostile environment (read: four young children). In spite of this, she has managed to be a hybrid author since 2011, publishing 39 books & novellas. Lacy’s books have finaled in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards, the Golden Quill and the Booksellers Best Award.

"Lacy is a gold mine of publishing information. She packed volumes of useful information into a few, fast-paced hours. And, in case we missed something, she put it into an informative, easy-to-follow book. Dee Dee Chumley, writer 


Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at 16. He has been helping authors and small businesses use the web ever since. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. He currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world-changers.

"Thomas can teach anyone, from the 'technologically challenged' to the tech-savvy, in a way that's both fun and understandable. If you're looking for a speaker who can energize, instruct, and entertain, you couldn't do better than Thomas Umstattd." Kathy Ide, Editor & Speaker 

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