October 2020

Lake Anna, Virginia

This retreat is full! To join the waiting list, please fill out the registration form, and subscribe to our mailing list to receive priority registration for future retreats!

Join NYT-bestseller Beth Revis and award-winner Cristin Terrill on the shores of Lake Anna in Bumpass, Virginia for five days of learning, writing, relaxation, and fun! 


With an intimate group of no more than fourteen writers, you'll learn craft tips and publishing secrets from Beth and Cristin in a series of workshops and meet with each author one-on-one for a critique of your current manuscript. Have more questions or need further advice during the week? No problem, because you'll be eating and writing and hanging out alongside the authors day and they are always happy to help.

After the morning dedicated to workshops, your afternoons are free for you to get some serious words in. Need to take a break? Go for a walk around the lake or grab a new friend for a round of pool in the game room. After a delicious dinner made by our private chef, get some more writing done, go for a swim, or join a fierce group game of Mafia at a lakeside campfire.

​Read more about the dates and rates below, check out the sample schedule, or go ahead and register!


The retreat will run from October 14th to Sunday, October 18th, 2020.



$925 for a bunk room

$1025 for a double room 

$1250 for a private room 

All rates include: the full program of the retreat, catered meals provided by our private chef, transportation to and from the airport in Richmond if needed, and a personal and in-depth critique of 3,500 words of your manuscript and synopsis from Cristin and Beth.


The retreat will take place in a beautiful lakefront home in Bumpass, VA, pictured above. Amenities include a private chef to provide all meals and snacks, high-speed internet, a home theatre, beautiful and extensive grounds, a fire pit, a selection of games and DVDs, and much more. 

All accommodations are first-come, first-served. A $200 deposit is required to secure your place with the balance due 90 days before the retreat starts. We offer very flexible payment options. Cancellations will be fully refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee, if we can fill your spot.


This workshop is open to all writers aged eighteen or older. It is designed to be the most beneficial to those who are seriously pursuing publication in the young adult or middle grade genres, but all writers are welcome.


This retreat is contingent on a full sign-up; if that is not reached within 60 days of the retreat, your money will be fully refunded.