Have you ever wondered how you’re going to sell your book once it’s written or if anyone will want to buy it? How do you know if your book idea is worth writing about?

In this self-paced, on-demand training, we’ll develop your book idea together and pave the way for you to create book gold—a book that sells!

You’ll learn:

  • How to develop your concept so it’s both literary AND marketable
  • Why your book matters and who it’s really for
  • How to research, test, and validate your book idea
  • The mindset shifts you must make to become a successful author
  • How to avoid the most common author mistakes

In addition to self-paced videos and exercises, you’ll have receive a 30-minute, 1:1 consultation with Mary to be sure you’re on the right path to start writing your book.



I was very impressed with this course. I wrote a book a few years ago and as I was going through this course I kept thinking, “I wish I could have taken this course back then.” Not only did this course help me think through very important issues, it inspired me to continue writing. Mary was professional, personal, and gave me feedback that proved to be very helpful. If you are thinking about writing a book, you should seriously consider taking this course!

Jeff Gipe

Author, Pastor

This course helped me see how much time and thought I need to put into writing my book before I type the first sentence! Mary helped me pick a topic and state it clearly. I learned to have a process and outline in place before getting started. She was helpful through the whole process and extremely encouraging! I highly recommend taking this course!

Mike Sternad

Author, Pastor

The Golden Hour

A 12-week Writing Cohort

*Coming Soon*

AS GOOD AS GOLD is a twelve week cohort where we outline your rough draft and create a framework for your book together. You’ll receive access to weekly teaching videos, access to a private Facebook group with other members of your cohort, weekly live zoom meetings and more.

Specifically, we’ll cover:

  • Book Structure and Format
  • Your Table of Contents
  • Chapter Outlines & Layout
  • Writing Your Marketable, Literary Gold onto Every Page
  • A Brief Intro to Marketing Your Book
  • A Brief Intro to Publishing Options
  • The Writing Process

At the end of your twelve week cohort, you will have completed a rough draft of your first three chapters (if you’ve kept up with the assignments).

You must take BOOK GOLD in order to enroll in THE GOLDEN HOUR Writing Cohort.


An Author’s Guide to Launching a Speaking Career

*Coming Soon*

Many of my clients have gone from only having a great book idea to a successful speaking career. An additional income stream. A platform from which to tell their story. What opened the door for their new career? Their published book.

Books are a great way to start new ventures in the world of public speaking, or to launch a new business online.

If you’ve ever thought about using your book to launch a speaking career or a larger online platform to tell your story then this course is for you.

You’ll learn:

  • How to develop your book into speaking opportunities
  • What to expect from your new income stream/business launch
  • How to build a successful platform online
  • What to do when the first gig comes.


Looking for Resources?

Here are a few of my favorite books on craft, creativity, and publishing. Head to my resources page for more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is DIY Book Training™?

DIY Book Training™ is a series of digital courses I created to help you write, edit, and publish your book at an affordable cost. Each course consists of multiple training videos combined with live sessions with me where we work on your book together.

How Will My DIY Book Training™ Course Be Delivered?

Your DIY Book Training™ Course is hosted by Once you’ve paid for your course, you will receive instructions via email on how to create and log in to your Teachable account. If for any reason you do not receive next steps, please check your spam folder. If you still have not received an email, please contact [email protected]

What if I am unsatisfied with my purchase?

Due to the nature of this course, there is no refund. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact us directly so we can make it right [email protected].

Will I Have Access to My DIY Book Training™ Course Forever?

Yes! Your DIY Book Training™ Course is yours to keep so long as you keep the email in which it came.


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