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A great Fall farm festival benefiting folks with ASD and their families

Hi, all! If you’re in the Western North Carolina or Upstate South Carolina area, or maybe you’re up for a road trip to the mountains, this one’s for you. This Saturday, September 21st from 4 – 8 p.m., Full Spectrum … Continue reading

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Reminder: Early Bird Special for MountainTop Writers Retreat + Shared Room option now available

Hi, writers and creatives (and other fine folks)! Just a reminder that our Early Bird Special for Fall MountainTop, MountainTop Writers Retreat’s first pure retreat for women writers, is available to those who register by September 30th!¬† Also: our Shared … Continue reading

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How are we honoring the memories of those lost on September 11th, 2001?

Early this morning in my kitchen, I stood over the makings of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my older daughter’s lunch, strawberry jelly dripping from my knife, and took a deep breath. My God, how much more American … Continue reading

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MountainTop Writers Retreat: Frequently Asked Questions

Hi! If you’re new here, I’m Katherine: author, writer, hiker, mom, traveler, all-around book nerd and general life enthusiast. I’m also the Founder and Director of MountainTop Writers Retreats, a new retreat for writers and creatives hosted at a rustic-elegant … Continue reading

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Amazing and unexpected things happen at the mountaintop

Amazing and unexpected things happen at the mountaintop. There’s just something about the solitude and quiet, the crisp air, being truly (maybe finally, for some of us) away from the noise that keeps creativity at bay. This is why we … Continue reading

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Returning to a novel project after time away

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, our new pure writers’ retreats hosted in the mountains of Western North Carolina November 8 – 11, 2019, please click here.¬† … continued from Instagram. Returning to a long prose … Continue reading

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Now offering writers retreats in the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina

I’m thrilled to announce:¬†MountainTop Writers Retreats are live! Our first retreat is Fall MountainTop, November 8 – 11, 2019. Are you a writer craving peace, quiet, solitude, and inspiration? The time and space in which to write, to think, to … Continue reading

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Friday lines: Scene from my novel-in-progress; or, “Woman from the future”

Happy Friday! Hope y’all enjoy this scene from the first (and very rough) draft of my historical novel-in-progress. For more about the story, and other scenes, go to my Work in Progress page. * Woman from the future * 72 … Continue reading

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Weekly Lines: “Cars and curricles”

Hi! It’s been a while, folks. Writing in the summertime when your kids are at home is a bit like running the gauntlet. (Yes, gauntlets have been around since people were basic brutes and rarely end well for the runner. … Continue reading

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Join me at the Midsummer Reading Retreat: June 28-30 at Earthshine Lodge in NC

Perhaps you’ve heard of weekend writers’ or artists’ retreats, yoga or meditative retreats, or others? How about a Reading Retreat: an entire weekend devoted to simply reading books, and if you’re in the mood for it, discussing your favorite new … Continue reading

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