So…. I just got some amazing and exciting news!! One of my favorite places in the entire world is a beautiful Christian retreat center in the Appalachian mountains called Cherokee Cove. Cherokee Cove has tons of family campouts, youth retreats, volunteering and service opportunities, and focuses on allowing the campers and volunteers to spend time focusing on Christ and encouraging people to “Be still and know that He is God.” (Psalm 46:10) For the past few years, I’ve been able to go for a little while during the Summer months and “recharge” and get my focus on Christ before I launch into another year.
I emailed the Stephens family (homeschoolers who run Cherokee Cove!) and asked if a friend and I could come for a long weekend and what would be happening during that weekend. I was told that they were having a writing retreat on Saturday, the 24th of August, just when we’re going to be there!! I couldn’t have been happier! And then when I offered to speak if they needed anyone to help with a program, they asked me to give my “How to Write a Novel” talk!
So… I’m speaking on “How to Write a Novel: A Homeschooler’s Journey to Becoming an Author,” on August 24th at Cherokee Cove! Not only that, but all the attendees will have tons of time to ask questions and interact with each other and write together! Cherokee Cove is located in Locust Gap, Tennessee. It’s a 1-2 day retreat. The cost is $50 for the day of the retreat, from 10am-7pm, including lunch, dinner, and the program. It’s $80 for Saturday night lodging and breakfast Sunday morning before a checkout by 10am. I would LOVE to have others join me for the day and we can talk all about writing!
If you’re interested in joining us for this mini Writing Retreat, please contact Cherokee Cove through their website:
It’s going to be an amazing experience! And I know that you all will love Cherokee Cove as much as I do! Hope to see some of you there!