Sara and I have been talking about going to a writer’s retreat for quite awhile now. It would be fun to take a vacation and get some writing done at the same time. Despite the solitary nature of the work, writing is really a social craft. You learn a lot just from being around other writers, and networking is always fun. Surfing the internet, we came across the Haunted Mansion Writer’s Retreat in northern California. It seemed right up our alley. Plus, we have been known to drink wine on occasion, and we will be right around the corner from Napa Valley. We’ve been talking about it for several months. It’s hard to plan things that far out in advance with my schedule the way it is, but the weekend appears to be open, and after months of talking, we’ve finally registered. In 2015, Sara and I will be heading out to northern California for a long weekend of writing with some really quality horror writers, such as the hostess Rain Graves, Mercedes Yardley, S. G. Brown, Rena Mason, and a bunch of others. Around thirty, in total. At night, we can hunt ghosts with the Ghost Girls investigation team. There have been two retreat anthologies put together in the past. The year two anthology is reviewed this month in Cemetery Dance magazine. You can find the anthologies on Amazon at the links below.
I am extremely excited to get out to the gorgeous setting, write some horror, hunt some ghosts, drink some wine, and come back with a new experience. I can’t wait. Now I just need to make it to a retreat at the Stanley Hotel, which inspired The Shining. I’m working on some re-writes and have been getting short stories out to various publishers. Now that I am wrapping up my Master’s degree it is time get back in the saddle and some more stuff published. It has been too long since I’ve gotten to share publishing news with all of you. As always, thanks for all of your support.