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How Passion Becomes a Unique Cookbook: The Challenges and Joys of Self-Publishing with Katie Carter, NC, CYT

As a certified yoga teacher and nutrition consultant and a life long camper, Katie Carter felt confident to pursue her vision of a healthy camp cookbook that included yoga at the rest stop. Katie’s presentation will describe her 2 1/2 year journey of dreaming, writing, hiring a coach, deciding to self-publish, market and sell her ‘one of a kind’ cookbook, Nourishing Meals on Camper Wheels …and Yoga at the Rest Stop.

Katie shares how her book began on a camping trip that turned into a healing retreat. She realized that camping is truly mind/body medicine when viewed as a time to relax, connect with nature, sleep in sync with circadian rhythm, eat healthy meals and allow your creative spirit to come alive!

Join us as we welcome Hawthorn Nutrition Consultant program graduate Katie Carter for her presentation How Passion Becomes a Unique Cookbook: The Challenges and Joys of Self-Publishing.

Katie states, “I never thought of myself as a writer, but I journal all the time and wrote a blog each month. I also wrote text and recipes for over 30 group cleanses and weight loss programs. My writing coach told me I was a writer with all my journal entries of thoughts, inspirations and recipes for healthy living. Now I want to inspire Hawthorn students to incorporate their nutrition degrees and certifications in not only their food and lifestyle choices but also their hopes and dreams for their future.”

Katie lives in a small town and says that nutrition clients were steady for the first 5 years. Then the Internet came into full swing with many online nutrition resources and doctors with a team helping them promote their business, supplements and wisdom. Her age was a factor in not wanting to go viral or do Skype calls with out-of-town clients, so she decided to write the book she had been dreaming about.

In this presentation Katie will share all the obstacles, support and joys she experienced on the road to self-publish a very successful camping cookbook.

Katie Carter loves to cook. Watch out! Her enthusiasm and boundless energy for creating and sharing recipes is contagious. Certified as a nutrition consultant and yoga teacher, Katie inspires us to eat healthy meals and keep our bodies strong and limber – even when traveling. When not in her kitchen she loves to garden, make art, teach nutrition and yoga classes or explore the great outdoors with her husband Bill. Her nutritional knowledge and passion for healthy living will ignite your camping and eating experience to another level. Katie lives on 5 acres in Nevada City, CA with her husband. More about Katie can be found on her website at:

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.