A wise man in the book industry once told me: there are not enough presses for all the writers, publishers cannot meet demand, even for the best quality writing. This was an aha! moment for me. So many great stories out there and no one to publish them all? We need those stories!

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Do you have a manuscript written that you would like to publish?

I have a few opportunities for you to learn how to self-publish your book.

I am teaching a self publishing for beginners class through the Loft’s First Pages in libraries:

October 23, 6 pm, Rum River Library

November 5, 6 pm, Rosemount Library

November 24, 1pm, St. Louis Park Library


If you are interested in learning how Kickstarter can be used to fund your book project, I am co-teaching a session with Hanna Kjeldbjerg from Beaver Pond, at the Loft’s Wordsmith: Kickstarter for Writers, Nov 2, 1:15 pm to 2:15pm.


Also, I am available for one on one support through consulting you to help you publish your book.


Please contact me if you are interested.




Brooke Dierkhising is a teacher, researcher, artist, and author. She has an MS from Northwestern University in Education and a BA from the University of MN in English Literature with a minor in Studio Art. She has been leading and creating enrichment programming since 1998; a teaching journey that has unfolded with nine years in the public school system, seven years providing out-of-school enrichment, becoming a mother, homeschooling, and spending as much time as possible alone contemplating nature. In 2015, she published Many Ways to See the Sun: Nature Meditation for Children and the Adults who Love Them, a book of stories inspired by her work with children in nature. In 2018 she launched, Hoot Your Words, a service offering self-publishing tools for writers through classes and one-on-one support. She lives in Minneapolis with her family, two cats, and a dog with big ears.