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What Our Authors are Saying


“Thank you! I’m growing into my book. Realizing dreams and a writing studio in a 111 year old farmhouse I just acquired. Been a while since you helped me get that book out. It’s needed more than ever considering the times. Tom, you are riding shotgun with me even if you don’t know it! You have given me permission to be ‘OK’ with my time line for my writing! Love to you and yours! ”

Alison; Grateful writer in progress.

“This retreat has opened the door to the rest of my life – the life I am meant to be living as an author, speaker, and coach. It has shown me what I already knew but had to be reminded of: that all the answers and power are inside of me, they just had to be accessed and Tom has shown all of us at this retreat how to do that.”

Alex Bratty

“The retreat has given me both practical and inspirational ways to let my books that are already written in another dimension, reveal themselves to me: how to write, revise, complete, publish and begin the next… and the next. I have tools to get the left brain out of the way so the right brain can receive inspiration to write and revise my books. Then the left brain can do its job of projecting sales, etc. It has been a life changing, inspiring, and practical experience.”

Jane Lipman

“I am so thrilled to be able to be in this retreat and be treated to learning a totally new creative process… This is the exact opposite of what I was previously taught about writing…I finally learned to LOOSEN UP…”

Lisa Wojcik, Boca Raton, FL

“It was a great adventure… I really surprised myself… When the student is ready, the teacher appears…”

Nancy Duke, Boca Raton, FL

“The most memorable part was finishing…only because it was a process that has been a part of me for a long time…”

Mika Nelson, Boca Raton, FL

“Thank you for teaching me this valuable method…it really works…”

Geanne Bowman, Tampa, FL

“It could be the first time I felt the shift and felt the words pouring out of me faster than I could type…thank you for allowing me to accomplish something I always felt I would do…”

Christine Kirby, Lake Worth, FL

Life changing…Ground breaking…I will never go back to old methods…

Katy Davis, Los Angeles, CA

“My novel, ‘Reflections,’ that I wrote in your retreats has won its 8th win BEST Screenplay. The last three days I’ve had five producers asking for the script for consideration. I plan to attend your November retreat in Sedona. Your teaching affects my writing with every pen to paper stroke.”

Lori Howell

“I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all you provide to up-and-coming writers/authors. I listened again to your webinar, Write Your Book in a Weekend, and I realize now, that because of how I was robbed of my career, then black-listed, and then the continuation attempts…I was scared to death that I was going to get attacked again when this book comes out, but I am not afraid anymore. I am standing for what I know is right.”

Dolores Johnson

“Tom Bird is amazing. His intuitive writing method exactly matches the way I like to work. When I talked to Tom before the retreat, I told him I didn’t have to be published or make money. I told him I wanted to learn his system because I wanted to do it for me, for the healing aspects of writing in his intuitive style. He said he wished all his authors felt that way. Writing is very healing. In this book I still feel pressing upon me, I’m speaking from experience. I knew I would have to share deeper about my life to establish my authority to write it. I shared with him my fear of writing about things I did not usually talk about. Tom assured me that writing the book does in fact offer a complete release from past pain and that I was in good hands. He didn’t mean just his team, but was subtly referencing the Divine help surrounding the entire experience as well. I had already gotten quite an amazing number of insights while I did the preparation exercises they ask you to complete prior to coming.”

Tippy Mueller

“I always knew there was a way to [write and channel my books] but couldn’t quite figure it out… I have known for many years I needed to write this book but it was one that I had difficulty writing due to the subject matter. When I remotely attended your retreat in June I was able to write the story for the 3rd time, as young adult fiction this time and love how it ends.”

Trisha Miller

“After 56 years, I have started writing the book I always wanted to write as a direct result of buying your book: Call of the Writer’s Craft. You are the one who opened the blockages that were making me attend classes and read book after book on Creative Writing. I think you are a genius. Thanks so much for sharing your secret with aspiring but frustrated writers like me.”

Almas Hussein, Author

“Tom Bird reminds us that we can do anything through our connection with the Divine, and that writing is a divine way to do it.”

Nancy Aronie
Author of Writing From the Heart

“A professional writer, no matter how talented, is nothing if he can’t get his work published…Bird has a system.”

The Pittsburgh Press

“Thanks for showing me how to get published….half of a million copies sold to date.”

Jan Larkey
Author of Flatter Your Figure

“Tom Bird is simply the finest writing instructor in the world.”

Paul McCarthy
New York Times Best-Selling Author and legendary editor to nine #1 New York Best Selling Authors, including Clive Cussler and Stephen Cotippytrishonts

“There are no words to describe the breakthrough I had tonight from doing Tom’s homework assignment this week… I LOVE this work. Tom Bird is a frigging genius.”

Karen Steil

“Without Tom Bird my book simply would not be. His unique approach helped me dig deep and push myself beyond what I could have even imagined. Through his writing retreats and publishing programs I was guided in a very logical way from writer to author, complete with a platform and an understanding of how to navigate today’s complex social [networks]… [It] is clear from his vast experience that he provides the method; we provide the magic.”

Laurin Bellg, MD
Physician, speaker and author of the four-time award-winning book Near Death In The ICU

“In the one month since I attended Tom Bird’s Retreat, remotely, I wrote and revised a book, [wrote] 3/4 of my second book, produced and hosted Episode 1 of a Documentary series that I dreamed of doing 5 years ago, reprinted an out of print documentary that I’ve been meaning to do for two years, won an audience award for my live solo show in a fringe festival, started waking up an hour earlier, [and] lost a few unwelcome pounds. I have written almost every single day and maintained my daily yoga and exercise routine… And this week, my editor for one of the books contacted me to reaffirm her interest from over a year ago.

Lisa Loving Dalton
Author, Murder of Talent; Falling for the Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales; To the Designer; Atmosphere: The Soul of the Story; The Michael Chekhov Playbook; Marilyn, Incarnate and more to come.

“There were times in the days before [the retreat] that I almost cancelled because I could feel my fear wanting to keep me in a place that was familiar. With Tom’s expert guidance and amazing support team, I was able to show up and stay the course. I finished my book, a first step toward a new way of living. Fully participating in this retreat has given me confidence to know that I can, despite my fears and limiting self beliefs, take a chance on myself and leap into a new life experience.”

Holly Messick

“This retreat moved me through much that blocked the writing flow. It pushed me to a greater degree of connection with my inner author and showed me I can connect with the Theta state while writing, which really brings flow and fun to my writing. Plus book one is almost ready to move into review by Tom and the final editors. Book 2 is cleaning up to soon be another ready for the final steps towards publishing. And book 3 is asking for release and expression so I’ll start it in one week. I’m also ready to blog weekly.Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You’re a life-changing agent!”

Lynne Cockrum-Murphy

“I knew coming in, that I would exit this retreat as a different kind of writer and a very different editor. I even knew that I would be different emotionally. I did not realize that I would have or develop such a different relationship with chaos (that it’s necessary to just give into the whole tornado as it’s coming at you) with destruction (tearing it all to the ground and building it back up again), or leaving behind what I have always considered my greatest strengths. I have become something very unfamiliar to myself at this retreat. I look forward to meeting this woman and author in the days to come. Thank you.”

Brenda Man Fletcher

“Together, through the processes developed by Tom Bird and delivered seamlessly through his Write Your Bestseller In A Weekend workshop I awoke to my inner genius. This weekend my genius came out to sing, dance and play; and to write! And what a writer! He wrote and wrote and wrote—longer and faster than I had dreamed possible. Writing is not the chore I had thought it to be. It doesn’t need hours of preparation, or pages of notes, outlines and a ‘special pen’. It’s none of those things and what a relief!

Tom’s method has opened up my career, my options, and a lifestyle that I have yearned for, but could never quite access before.”

Bryce Winter

“Life changing. Tom’s Write Your Best Seller in a Weekend workshop is more than about becoming an author. It is about finding your place in the world. It is about having a spiritual awakening and moving forward on your life’s purpose. I feel blessed that I was guided to attend this very important event.”

Luna Star Van Atta

catherine-carriganI couldn’t have written my book without the 3 day weekend I spent with Tom Bird.”

Catherine Carrigan, Medical Intuitive Healer, Unlimited Energy
#1 Amazon Best-selling author of What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness

maxine-taylor“I wrote my best-selling book in 3 days, at a Weekend Retreat with Tom”.

Maxine Taylor
#1 Amazon best-selling author of Move Into The Magic

“Thank you for allowing me to be part of this new amazing journey in my life…the writing for me was easier than the sitting…”

Michele Jazwinski, Las Vegas, NV

“Thank you isn’t enough…Tom Bird’s method healed my heart and soul…”

Lori Howell, Monterery, CA

“Someone once asked me why I have to pay someone to teach me how to count words…I said I pay him to get me to show up, shut up, and write…something I find hard to do on my own…”

Tui Conner, Scottsdale, AZ

“I loved writing as a kid and wrote stories all the time…I was glad to be able to get back to that feeling…”

Nikki Ballin, Phoenix, AZ

“I needed help focusing and getting a full first draft completed from front to back… After that the process becomes easier for me…”

Carolyn Jourdan, Strawberry Plains, TN

“This has been a profound experience, it’s changed me in ways I can’t fully articulate in words…There’s a catharsis that I’ve experienced here…”

Allaina OConnor, Ann Arbor, MI

“Thank you for this amazing opportunity… It truly has been a gift to my life…”

Joy Niemann, Phoenix, AZ

“This has been a unique and fabulous experience…I didn’t believe the book would tell me when it was done, but it DID…”

Lucy Linder, Mesa, AZ

“I’ve always loved writing, taken classes even, but before this weekend I’ve never had the motivation or drive to write the way I am now…”

Bryan Perry Tempe, AZ

“Even Stephen King could learn something about writing from Tom.”

Jean Marie Stine
Author and former Editor-in-Chief of Tarcher Books

“I was a washed up attorney until I met Tom Bird, but now I am delighted to tell you that Fractal Murders has been honored on the Fall Book Scene Mystery Top Ten List.”

Mark Cohen
Author of The Fractual Murders (Mysterious Press)

“Tom is definitely one of the holders of the vision.”

Carol Adrienne
Author of The Purpose of Your Life and Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision (with James Redfield)