Birthing Your Book

Dive in with us - New York Times bestselling author Kristine Carlson and acclaimed book editor Debra Evans - and learn exactly what it takes to become a bestselling author  

Get Ready to Shine


About Kristine Carlson

If you are ready to be mentored by a master in the

world of transformational books.

Kristine Carlson has over thirty years experience in the publishing industry. Alongside her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, they co-authored the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series. Having sold over 25 million copies worldwide, translated in 35 languages and 126 countries, the series is a global brand — a household name everywhere.


For the first time ever, Kristine is sharing her tenured experience with a small group of women in a mastermind group that will be instrumental in helping you not only birth your first book but also leave a legacy.


Kristine will open the doors to her many resources, which include introductions to potential partnerships with agents (which are nearly impossible to attain without a personal reference) and helping you to find the right editor if you commit to the 3-month mastermind group and choose to complete your book on your own.  

Advance praise for Kristine's forthcoming book,

From Heartbreak to Wholeness

"With her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, Kristine Carlson built a legacy of inspiration with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series. She is a woman who lives the principles they wrote about together with such clarity — spiritual truths that extend beyond the field of positive psychology, reaching into the realm of the sublime. With her new book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness, Kristine offers a process to heal the heartbreak of humanity, one that can reawaken love, hope, and vision even in those of us who still cry tears for someone or something we have lost.”  


—Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love 

and Tears to Triumph

Adept at helping authors to bring their brilliance

to the printed page.

About Debra Evans

Debra has over thirteen years of experience as a developmental book editor and writing partner to best-selling authors and newly emerging teachers and thought leaders -- including New York Times best-selling author Debbie Ford, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain, energy medicine scholar Cyndi Dale, the brilliant transformational teacher

Lee Harris, and others. To date, she has been book doula for the birth of twenty books.  

Additionally, Debra has thirty years of experience in the field of personal development books and events -- as a bookstore manager and buyer, a marketing and content development consultant to authors, and, most notably, seven years as the national director of conference programming for Whole Life Expo, Inc. In this capacity, she worked closely with many of the most beloved teachers of the past three decades, such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Ram Dass, John Bradshaw, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, and many others.

Kristine Carlson understands what it takes to write books that have lasting impact, and to build a brand that leaves a legacy and touches every corner of the world.


The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff books have enjoyed twenty years of success and are considered to be classic wisdom shared in schools as well as many universities.

As a complement to her work as an editor, Debra has a successful track-record writing book proposals that result in publishing contracts, connecting authors to literary agents, and helping those who wish to self-publish to navigate that unique terrain. 


In addition to working with Kristine as she was writing From Heartbreak to Wholeness, to the left are some of the notable books edited by Debra.    


There are only 10 spots open for this extraordinary program, and we are happy to offer the following enrollment options:


- Save $2,500 -




Phase I tuition is $8,500.

Phase II tuition is $10,000.

Phase I includes the Mt. Shasta Retreat. Beautiful accommodations and healthy, delicious meals are provided during the four days.

Pay in full and receive a discount of $2,500 off of the total tuition price of $18,500, bringing the balance to $16,000*.


Payment is due by April 1.

*Included in this amount is a non-refundable deposit of $5,000. 





$1,167 + deposit 


For Phase I of the program, make three monthly payments. 

Includes program tuition for Phase I of the program, plus the Mt. Shasta Retreat.


The retreat includes beautiful accommodations and healthy, delicious meals.  

There is a non-refundable deposit of $5,000 due by April 1, bringing your remaining balance for Phase I to $3,500. 

First payment of $1,167

due May 1.


Second payment of $1,167

due June 1.


Third payment of $1,167

due July 1.

If you choose to continue on into Phase II, working closely with us to complete your manuscript by October 15, your confirmation is due by May 15.







For Phase II of the program, make three monthly payments. 

Includes program tuition for Phase II of the program, resulting in your completed manuscript by September 30.

First payment of $3,333

due August 1.


Second payment of $3,333

due September1.


Third payment of $3,333

due October 1.

Note: Your non-refundable deposit of $5,000 is taken

care of in preparation for

Phase I, by April 1.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Kris and Debra, click on the button below. Kris's assistant, Carole, will be in touch with you shortly to schedule a time to talk.