The White Mountain Book Writing Retreat


Write & Publish Your Book. Nurture Yourself with Healthy Food and Daily Yoga!

July 12th-17th, 2021


 Bethlehem, NH


You Have a Book in You!


And no one else can write your story, your message, your book. So, why haven’t  you written it yet? 

No time?  Crazy schedule?

Well it's 2021, why not make it unforgettable (in a good way!)


Last year all of our lives changed and we had so much extra stress and distraction, making life even crazier than usual. But now it's a perfect time to move your dreams forward and get your book written!


It's time to make your dreams come true.

The challenging pandemic, societal re-evaluations, makes your self expression  more important than ever.


Our retreat will move forward, and so we will respectfully and responsibly gather together!


 I’m Dorothy Holtermann, founder and creator of The Birth a Book System.  



I have coached and mentored hundreds of authors and I understand how difficult it is to get started on your book and find the time'. That’s why I created this White Mountain Book Writing Retreat. And it's perfect to give you the time and space to re-evaluate, reflect and write. 

And now we are also offering you an opportunity to join without the travel, we have created an online virtual event option so you can definitely attend!

what Celmentina Esposito has to say:

"I can't recommend Dorothy's, Birth a Book retreat enough...It's is as if my book is already done! I am so grateful"

"I can't recommend Dorothy's, Birth a Book retreat enough. The holistic immersive experience allowed us to live into the person we want to be. Dorothy and her talented daughter Jessy, and the supportive group of people, created a tremendously supportive environment to write my book and helped me move past my fears. It's is as if my book is already done! I am so grateful."


Clementina Esposito,

Founder of the Clementina Collective


Write Your Book in the Perfect Place.


Bethlehem, New Hampshire is a tiny little New England town that is a perfect place to be in the summer. It is filled with friendly people and a handful of charming businesses. And, it’s surrounded by mural-like White Mountain vistas and has notable crisp fresh air. 

Bethlehem is a hip town with an independent movie theater, cool outdoor café, a regional craft brewery, and a few small independent shops. 


ONLINE VERSION: We will be coming to you LIVE from Bethlehem to your perfect place which may be your home, backyard or local cafe. Your event will be delivered to you LIVE via Zoom. 



Write Your Book in the Perfect Retreat Center.


Balance Bethlehem is a gem of a retreat and healing center. It is visually stunning, green, and nestled in a Birch tree grove. It's where you'll enjoy partially outdoor daily yoga as well as our partially outdoor writing classes and workshops. 

ONLINE VERSION: LIVE YOGA daily from the studio or outdoor in nature.


Write Your Book in the Perfect Inn.


The Historic Mulburn Inn could be your home away from home. It is a mansion where Hollywood icons from the 40's used to go to hide out to honeymoon (and where the gorgeous gas stove that was gifted by Thomas Edison is still in use). We will sleep in old world comfy private rooms. Our welcoming hostess, Mary, thinks of everything and even provides thoughtful modern touches like a Jacuzzi room! 

ONLINE VERSION: Enjoy your own bed and bath-make it nice and cozy!



Write Your Book Fueled by Delicious Food &

 Delightful People.


We will eat farm-to-table organic food, including daily fresh green drinks. We will enjoy yoga that will open you up, but not stress you out each morning. Then, sip on some tea and head into your Birth a Book class and workshops. You will be amazed at how much you accomplish in a short time. You’ll bond with your bright and warm new friends in class who will support your creative efforts as you delight in supporting theirs.  

ONLINE VERSION: We will send you some healthy food goodies to enjoy from home, plus recipes and added LIVE MEDITATION CLASSES, LIVE book writing and performance classes and they will be wonderful and interactive!

 what Nicki has to say: 

"I am so much further ahead

on my book than I thought possible"

"The retreat is perfect for the writer that needs a comfortable, supportive environment to move his or her book forward. The focus on self-nurturing through delicious, healthy food and yoga provided the perfect backdrop for digging in and writing. Targeted instruction is both global and tailored to participants. The beautiful and idyllic setting is a delight for the senses. I highly recommend this retreat!"

Nicki Clausen-Grace,

Teacher and Children's Book Author

 what Linda has to say: 

"I got out of my head...and got instant feedback

that was real, grounded and helpful."

"This retreat was a remarkable and transformative experience. If you have ever dreamed of writing a book, Dorothy guides you through from thought to actionable authorship."


Linda Frisone Gamber,

Marketing Executive


Write Your Book with Inspirational, Experienced Coaches!

Dorothy Holtermann is on a mission to help people make their book writing dreams come true. As a nutrition expert, her impact and income skyrocketed when she became the published author of Love Food that Loves you Back. Inspired by her success, but sad by how long it took her to publish, she developed the Birth a Book System to make it easier for others. She has helped hundreds write their books and will coach your book out of you!


"Dorothy is an amazingly compassionate cheerleader who instills the confidence needed to birth our books! I went from overwhelmed to empowered and soon will be a published author!"


Beth Bolwerk, Copy Editor

Jessy Holtermann, actor, acting teacher and filmmaker from LA will offer workshops and coaching. She will show you how "if you believe it, they believe it! She will help you discover how to powerfully introduce yourself as an author and perform a book reading like a pro!


"Jessy's powerful (and hilarious!) workshops inspired me to 'own' becoming an author and learn how to introduce myself and perform a book reading."


Colleen Foley, Restaurant owner

This isn’t your typical writing retreat.




This writing retreat's sole aim isn't writing. This is a writing retreat that’s goal is to reach deep inside yourself and get you on your way to writing and publishing the book that is going to change your life, your career, and your income.


You are welcome to join even if you are confused, or even clueless about book writing. No matter what your reason is for wanting to write a book, or what level of clarity you have now, you will leave crystal clear and confident on your way to becoming a published author. 

This Retreat Is For You If...

  • You long to get your book writing project to the next step and learn what you need to know to get your book published. You could use a big dose of self-nurturing and a life adventure.

  • You enjoy hanging out with smart, loving, supportive people, creating and sharing big ideas.

  • You’ve just decided you want to write a book, been putting it off for years, need to rework a book you have already published, or you’re writing your 10th book. Great! This is a “welcome-all-authors” retreat!

  • You are a coach, wellness professional, teacher, or someone with an inspirational story. You long to get your message out into the world.

  • You are ready to embrace more career 

    opportunities, more personal and financial 

    freedom. ​You are oh so ready to increase your 

    impact and your income.

  • You are ready to enjoy sharing what you know and feel proud about making your contribution to a better planet.

Dorothy is an inspiring coach ...without her coaching, her guidance and her inspiration, my book idea would just be an idea.


Stacey Hamblett

Personal chef

 I am finally writing my book! I would encourage anyone interested in writing that book enroll in a class now!


Colleen Foley

Restaurant Owner

 what Patricia has to say: 

"This retreat has been life-changing for me. It tied together so many loose ends that needed to be tied together."

"This retreat has been life-changing for me. It tied together so many loose ends that needed to be tied together. The relationships, sharing and curriculum was a catalyst to write our books. Everything just made all of us want to birth our baby, our book. The most important thing I learned was each of us has our own unique story, and that story is yours and it is unique."

Patricia Fullam

 what Chisa has to say: 

"If anyone is thinking about writing a book I highly recommend this retreat! I made lifelong friends."

"I came to this retreat to learn how to start my book and soon realized that writing it was also to further my own healing to empower me to inspire other women. If anyone is thinking about writing a book I highly recommend this retreat! I made lifelong friends. And Dorothy and "Oh my God" Jessy! The coaches were amazing. If you think you don't need a performance coach you do! This retreat brought a whole other dimension to writing my book."


Chisa Liu,

Founder of Seazen Soap,

Author of Self-Care & Humble Luxuries


What You Will Discover

  • Dorothy's step-by-step method to get your book written and professionally published.

  • How to avoid the common pitfalls most first-time authors succumb to due to inexperience.

  • How to discover your target audience and connect with people wanting or needing the message you wish to share.

  • How to best utilize your book to enhance your professional and personal credibility and help make you into an "author-ity" on the topics you know and love so well.

  • How to write better more compelling copy!

Our welcome dinner will be hosted at The Historic Mulburn Inn. All local organic farm to table breakfasts will also be served at the Inn. Lunches will be served inside or outdoors at our retreat center or at our outdoor inspiration expedition sites. If you are attending online we will share recipes, cooking videos, and send you some of the food to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home!


And remember, Dorothy wrote the book, Love Food that Loves You Back, so she will ensure the food will be every bit as healthy as scrumptious.

We have also been invited to the Robert Frost Museum, one evening to attend candlelit poetry reading as part of the International Poetry Conference.

ONLINE: We are now working with the conference to deliver the event online!

What Susan, Josie & Donna have to say:

Susan Gross

Chef, Author of Put Food to the Test: 

Eat to Thrive in College

So much is coming together for me! I have a presentation, book, and business I am putting together. It’s so great and fun and energizing and so ME.



Josie Cook

Author of 

A Successful Orphan 

Birth a Book Retreat was a miraculous experience. Dorothy Holtermann, the writing coach, was an excellent "mid-wife". I am finishing up my first book and have already started my second book!

Donna Sewall Davidge / Amrita

Owner Sewall House, 

Author of Balancing with Bunions

The course helped me move to the next level, which had taken years after writing and then organizing my 70,000 words! I greatly appreciate Dorothy’s knowledge, motivation and ideas for getting anyone there!


What Will You Actually Get Out of This Week?


  • You’ll feel happy and supported and feel joy! You will laugh out loud often.

  • You’ll feel less alone. Do you worry you will not fit in? That will not happen. We work in a big loving community where you will be embraced.

  • You’ll get to rest. To renew. To deeply recharge and reconnect to your strength and energy.

  • You’ll get fresh new perspective on your book and maybe your life.

  • You’ll disengage from habits of mind and body that don’t serve you.

  • And oh my, you’ll get the pleasure of being heard, appreciated and cared for. You will not have to lift a finger to cook, clean, or take care of anyone else. This sacred time out will be just for you!

  • ​You’ll get your book writing project moved forward to the next level and fully planned in all its steps from the magical to the mundane.

Registration Requirements


This book writing retreat is open to writers of all levels, from beginner to professional. It is perfect for nonfiction writers, however, a few fiction writers have come and progressed. How do you know if you’re 'a writer'? Because you write and can tell stories. However, I only want you to come if you yearn to make a loving, creative commitment to yourself. 

 what Tammy has to say: 

"My experience was transformative...

Kudos to Dorothy and I'll be back."

"My experience was transformative. I came to just work on the mechanics of writing but it was so much more. The holistic experience, the making of friends and "letting loose" helped me discover the 'soft side' of writing. Kudos to Dorothy and I'll be back!"

Tammy Wetzel

 what Kim has to say: 

"Birth a Book course has been

amazing for me."

"Birth a Book course has been amazing for me. It allowed me to discover more about amazing people...and take the time to write my book with guidance from Dorothy while being nurtured."


Kim Koprowski

The White Mountain Retreat


  • 5 Nights Accommodations

    (excluding ONLINE Only participants)

  • 5 Breakfasts/ONLINE Breakfast recipes to follow

  • 4 farm-to-table plant based lunches/Online Recipes to Follow

  • 1 plant based welcome dinner/Online Recipe and goodies delivered to your door

  • 7 book writing adventure classes

  • 5 yoga classes

  • 1 one-on-one coaching session with Dorothy

  • 2 performance coaching classes with Jessy

  • Daily writing classes to help you create more compelling content! Taught by Clementina, our in house writing professor!


Local Excursions/Live or virtual including the Robert Frost Museum​

Plenty of time to write

If you're ready to embrace more career opportunities, more personal and financial freedom...then join us.


If you're ready to enjoy sharing what you know and do, and feel proud about making your valuable contribution to improve the world...then join us.


If not now, when?

If not you, who?


Don't make 'someday' become the tragedy of 'never'.


Don't let your lifetime of experiences and wisdom be lost for posterity.



Your time is now.

Let me help you make it happen.



OR 5 payments of



Only 5 Private Rooms/Private Bath-left!



 OR 2 payments of $495

All classes delivered LIVE online via Zoom 




 July Retreat-Tuition Only




Pandemic & Cancellation Policy


All staff will be fully vaccinated and we suggest you get vaccinated if possible. We will be following all State & CDC virus protocols in effect to keep participants as safe as possible.

Need to cancel after paying in full? The schedule has not changed but in the event of a stay at home order ( we doubt that will happen!)  or if you cannot come in person for any reason you'll be transferred to the Online version option and participant will have the option to have the price difference refunded or credited.