Weekend Retreat
September 9 - 10, 2017

Meditation Mount, Ojai, California
(or live streamed from anywhere in the world!)

Give us a weekend, we’ll give you years of knowledge and a clarified plan to publication success!
Now, more than ever, is the time to find your voice and make it heard.
Join Zhena this September to learn the tools of book publishing so that you can share your story with the world.
What you will accomplish: 
You’ll write the first (second, or third) draft of your book proposal with guidance of other successful authors, editors, and Zhena.
You’ll get clear on your book’s audience & how to find them.
You’ll gain a deep understanding of book marketing in the digital age.
You’ll learn how to navigate the publishing industry: Agents, editors, publishers, booksellers, and readers.
You’ll uncover more knowledge of yourself, increase your motivation, and clarify your book’s mission–all of which will obliterate fear so you can move forward with ease.
Early Bird Pricing $497

Prices increase July 23rd at midnight
Reserve my Spot
Can't make it in person?  
You can live stream the entire Empowered Authors Academy from anywhere in the world! 

This will be live and interactive! Price includes all materials, marketing plan template, and a private Facebook support group for ongoing support.
Join us online for only $297.00.
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You will learn: 


  • The writing secrets of published authors
  • The 10 elements of a winning book proposal
  • What you will need to do and what your publisher will do
  • When it’s best to self-publish and when it’s best to publish traditionally
  • The business of publishing in the 21st century: e-books, self-publishing, outreach to publicity and reviewers
  • Techniques for discoverability: SEO, Blog links, guest blogging, and your website strategy for opt-ins.
  • Building your authentic platform with social media, blogging, website, marketing partners & corporate sponsors
  • Marketing your books to booksellers–even if you have a publisher, this is more important than ever!
  • Creating products from your book and ways to build your business with your book
  • Writing and optimizing your book proposal for agents, editors, publishers, and for your own marketing plan. Even if you don’t sell your book to a publisher, this plan is your roadmap to self-publishing success
  • Empower yourself with the knowledge of the publishing industry–nuts and bolts, money matters, what to expect from agents and editors, along with how advances and royalties work.
  • All about book tours, events, partners, book clubs, and selling to corporations
  • How partnering with your publisher can lead to long-term success
  • Author Care: this is a marathon, you need to train. How to care for your mind-body-spirit during the book writing & marketing marathon
You Will Receive:
  • Book proposal template – AND you’ll complete the first draft of your proposal!
  • Marketing plan binder – 60+ pages of resources and templates to organize your book launch
  • Feedback on your book: title, tagline, subject matter and how best to market your book to find your audience
Early Bird Pricing $497
Don’t wait another year, make this year yours

September 9 - 10, 2017 
Ojai, California
Payment Plan Option
In efforts to make this weekend accessible to all, we're happy to offer a payment plan.  Pay $249 now and $249 in one month from your date of purchase.
Register for Payment Plan
Success is Born at the
Empowered Author's Academy:

"Zhena’s Empowered Author Academy awakened my knowingness that my words are worth sharing. Through Zhena's thoughtful guidance and the wisdom of my fellow "masterminders" I was able to craft a book that I'm proud to say is being published by New World Library! I couldn't have done it without Zhena's support and uncanny knowledge of all things books."


-Bailey Gaddis, author of Feng Shui Mommy

It was kind of like The Wizard of Oz. The curtains were thrown back and the mechanics of how the machine works in marketing your book was exposed.

 - Pamela Robins, author of Meditating with Animals

What EAA Alumni Are Saying: 

I am so glad I attended Zhena’s academy. It was fun, incredibly informative, and pushed me into the right path for my next step in this incredible journey. Thank you, Zhena!

 ~ Susan S. Calabasas, CA

“Zhena’s Author Academy has exceeded all of my expectations. She has generously pulled back the curtain and showed how the publishing world can work for new authors. With this information, I am now ready to begin my writing journey!”

~ Dani B. Carpinteria, CA

“It was like getting a PHD in book publishing.  Zhena over delivers with a generosity of spirit and love. The in’s and out’s of everything you need to bring you back to the world from your heart.”

~ Rikka Zimmerman, Santa Barbara, CA


“Zhena’s Author Academy opened my eyes to the reality, joy, and accessibility of being a published author. Her warm heart and spirit came across in everything we learned and it was absolutely inspiring.”

~ Aleesa Daley, Los Angeles, CA

“Zhena’s Author Academy packed weeks of course work on book publishing and marketing into a two day workshop. Not only did the academy deliver on the nuts and bolts of the industry but empowered me to move forward as a conscious creator with confidence and free of self-doubt”

~ Kim P., Santiago, Chile

“I LOVED Zhena’s sharing of her experiences of wisdom. She gave me a clear and concise picture of what a publisher will look for in a book proposal and has guided and empowered me to finish my book.”

~ John Burgos, Santa Barbara, CA