VISIBILITY: An Author Identity Weekend Retreat

Saturday - Sunday, November 12-13, 2022

10 am - 2 pm Central Time

Dear Writer,


I am delighted to extend this special invitation to you to a Somatic Writing Weekend Retreat!

This is a gift and opportunity to learn about Somatic Writing, to interact with co-teachers Tanya and Courtney, and to experience our magical community.

At this event you’ll also have the opportunity to learn from our two special guests, Mary O’Donahue, author, media coach, and former Producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Ann marie Houghtailing, TEDx speaker and CEO of Story Imprinting; who have both stepped fully into their visibility as writers, speakers, and changemakers, and support others to do the same. 

We’ll be chatting with our guests about:

  • Media, PR, and strategies for pitching your story

  • Leveraging your story for public speaking opportunities 

  • Expanding your audience and boosting your credibility—before, during, and after publication

  • Confronting and working through visibility fears 


No matter where you are in the process of writing, getting ready to write, or completing your book, this is an invaluable resource for anyone, at any stage.

Following the guest conversations and Q&A, you’ll get to experience deep experiential, somatic activities designed to help you gracefully claim and step into your author’s identity.

It’s going to be a rich experience and an amazing weekend!

Join us!
VISIBILITY: An Author Identity Weekend Retreat
Cost is $99

About the facilitators

Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, founder of Somatic Writing, has been a story mentor for the last 25 years. Starting off as an award-winning actor and solo performer, in 2002 she published her book on her methodology, The Cancer Monologue Project, to establish herself as one of the most globally-recognized personal narrative, story and writing coaches.


Since then, she has trained scores of other story coaches and helped over 1,000 people write and publish memoirs, write and perform one person shows, and share their stories as therapeutic, transformational monologues on stages.

The Somatic Writing process is an integration of her mastery in the fields of story, embodiment, and healing. Somatic Writing culminates in profoundly impactful, ethical, and evolutionary leadership.

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Courtney Reed-Marsh, trained as a fiction writer, with a deep love of myth and a publishing industry background in personal story-based nonfiction, I thrive in the liminal spaces where well honed craft comes together with image and metaphor, lived experience and collective knowing to bring great storytelling to life.


As a coach and developmental editor, I approach wordcraft—especially with personal story material—as a kind of spell work, combining the elements of everyday reality with intention to reveal new and powerful truths. Drawing on my collaborative experience with literary agents, big name publishers, small presses, and self-publishing authors alike, I work synergistically with writers who are already gifted at storytelling but need the right support to reach their true literary potential.

My people are the outsiders—the subversives and visionaries, queers and witches, anyone brave enough to look deeply into whatever it is that makes them different and allow the poetry and potency of their personal story to be laid bare on the page as an offering to the world. I’ll offer live and written feedback on your drafted material to uncover the shimmering threads, resonant metaphors, and authentic writer’s voice that elevate your story and showcase your book’s unique beauty and relevance within the wider cultural landscape.

About our Guests
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Saturday, November 12

Ann marie Houghtailing, Storyteller, Visual Artist, TedX speaker

Ann marie Houghtailing has developed a reputation as one of the most sought-after business development and storytelling experts in the country and speaks regularly on Narrative Leadership and how to use storytelling as a tool of influence in business with her trademarked Narrative Imprinting® process. 


She has trained thousands of people in 42 states and abroad, spoken on TEDx stages, and is currently working with a California men’s state prison to bring storytelling to incarcerated men as a tool of learning, empowerment and connection to the outside.


Ann marie is a sought-after speaker and has written two one-woman shows, Renegade Princess and Raising Humans. Her “Acts of Love” program has donated all proceeds of her performances to worthy organizations, raising nearly $25,000 to people in need. 


Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Daily Worth, XO Jane, San Diego Business Journal, Yahoo! Finance, and Thought Catalog, and self-published "How I Created a Dollar Out of Thin Air."

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Sunday, November 13

Mary O'Donohue is a #1 Bestselling Parenting Author and Media veteran with more than 3 decades of high profile television experience on programs like The Today Show, Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News, and 12 seasons on the internationally acclaimed program The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Mary spent the last 8 seasons as a Post Producer.

While working for Oprah, Mary wrote a parenting book, When You Say "Thank You," Mean It, a month-by-month guide to help busy 21st century parents raise children with extraordinary character. Four months after publication, her book catapulted to #1 in Parenting and #97 overall out of millions of books on Amazon, all within 12 hours of a single media interview going live. Mary knows first hand that traditional Media is a powerful - and often untapped - marketing tool for nonfiction authors. 


Combining her decades-long Media career with extensive experience being interviewed on television and radio programs, as well as for newspaper, magazine, and online articles, she is a one-of-a-kind media coach who has been on both sides of the media equation - behind, and in front of the camera.

As the founder of Authors In Media™ Mary draws on her unique background to teach women nonfiction authors how to get national publicity and do game-changing media interviews so they can sell books, grow their impact, and change the world.