Tag Archives: Blue Ridge Mountains

Why I launched a new writers’ retreat

When you launch a brand new writers’ retreat in the midst of your own busy life, folks will naturally ask why. There are hundreds (possibly thousands) of writers’ retreats and residencies in the United States alone: why start a new … Continue reading

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News: Winter MountainTop Writers Retreat 2020

Winter is my favorite season to be a writer. It’s a time to hunker down, to simplify. To let stories run like a waking dream beneath the frozen ground. I write best in winter. Maybe it’s simply that, in winter, … Continue reading

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My novel anniversary: Seven years later + a GIVEAWAY

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, click here. And don’t forget the Early Bird Special for our inaugural women’s retreat, Fall MountainTop, runs now through Sept. 30th! Seven years ago today my debut novel was published. … 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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News for writers: Upcoming writer’s retreats at gorgeous Earthshine Lodge in WNC

Exciting news for my fellow writers in need of RETREAT! I just spent the morning at 3,000 feet, on a cool, misty mountaintop alight in spring green, brainstorming with Ali Lien, the co-founder and co-owner of Earthshine Lodge in Lake … Continue reading

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Q&A at Let Them Read Books

Hi, folks! There’s a brand new Q&A with me and blogger Jenny Q. over at her fabulous book blog, “Let Them Read Books.” In it, we talk about Keowee Valley, Quinn and Jack, the South Carolina frontier and the challenges … Continue reading

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