Mountain Muse

The Mountain Muse Writing Retreat

The first weekend in October is a fabulous time of year for a retreat. This year the Autumn leaves were glorious, the skies were a bright crisp blue, the mornings were cold, the afternoons were warm, and the nights were ablaze with stars. So I snatched up that weekend for a writer’s retreat. Mark October 4-6th down on your calendars and come early enough to have breakfast on Friday because we are going to write all day long!

The retreat will be all about getting inspired and then heading out to write. I want it to be like going through a really good chapter in a writing book, getting all filled up with ideas and then sitting down and putting them on paper right away while the passion of learning is still fresh. Our speaker this year, award-winning author Becca Whitham, will spur us on in our writing during her short sessions, give us a helpful writing exercise that gets everyone thinking, and then set everyone loose for several hours of writing.

So, there it is, my crazy idea.

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But whatever you do, keep on writing. And if your writing needs some nature, a little bit of nurture, and a few days of quiet to percolate, come and join us at The Mountain Muse Writer’s Retreat.


After boldly telling the Lord that she did not wish to marry a cop, missionary, or a pastor, Becca Whitham promptly fell in love with tall and handsome Nathan who had every intention of working in an office. And you guessed it, he has indeed been a cop, worked for Prison Missionary Fellowship, and pastored a church. Most recently, she went so far as to encourage his mid-life crisis of joining the Army at the ripe young age of forty-six to become a chaplain. As she waved goodbye to their two grown children, Becca not only found new adventures, but the time to put all the stories in her head to the page during Nathan’s year-long first deployment. When she isn’t researching former brothels in Montana, determining where exactly the ice house was located in downtown Helena, or packing/unpacking/repacking her twelve foot by six foot cabinet full of stamps to move wherever the army demands, Becca combines her love of history and romance into stories with both heart and historical depth. Becca has ten published novellas to her name as well as three full-length novels with Kensington Publishing. Learn more about her books, stamping, historical research, packing/unpacking prowess, and army life at