Let’s go write books in Rarotonga…

The Authority Island Writer’s Retreat!

  • 3 days & 6 hours of workshop per day
  • 2 Networking Dinners
  • Daily Lunches
  • Follow up Coaching Options
  • BONUSES are outlined below.

You’ll get writing time, beach time, and comprehensive learning time. What could be better…

15-17 February 2023

At the* Black Pearl, Kavera, Arorangi Rarotonga. Cook Islands.  

Contact us for bonus details before booking but check it out for building your excitement ok. 

The Retreat – Early Birds: $1495.00 ($NZ)

Early Bird closes 16th December! Then it’s $1695.00

  • Book your own accommodation now at the Black Pearl where 5 nights are as low as $1,300 for two people.
  • Flights via Jetstar, currently at less than $600 return from NZ
  • THREE monthly installments: Deposit $500.00

This is a BYO Retreat. That means you book and pay your own accommodation and flights. So you can bring a friend or your partner, or stay longer and have a holiday, and we’ll just get on with providing a great THREE day writing/training experience while you’re there.

Program Details:

9am Start, each day will be divided into Morning workshops, 12 pm lunch, siesta, writing time or beach time. Regather 2.30, work till 5.30 with second workshop of the day. 

Dinner on nights 1 and 3 to network and hang out. 

Contents covered in the workshops: 

Planning your contents, Production, Editing, Publishing, Marketing, Amazon and Ingram Spark, Audio Books, Extracted Content and where to share it, Media Training, Publicity for you and your book. 

BONUS Options – Value $1500.

3x Coaching sessions to follow up 1:1 with Dixie in March, April, May

Join additional Group Coaching sessions in April, May, June, plus special community FB Group.

Access to the Indie Experts APP for all of 2023, includes a mountain of resources and helpful tools to keep you on track with your production, publishing and marketing.


If you wish to stay with the group, or somewhere else, that’s fine.  We’re not including accommodation and flights to and from Rarotonga because many people want different things – so you get to take care of those things.  If we have enough people in the group – ie we’re aiming for 6-10 – then we’ll be adding extra bonuses on in the form of a group cultural night, and more.