And now for something completely different . . . I’m hosting a writers retreat!

Are you ready to take your fiction to the next level?

Join Karen at her lakefront Michigan home for a productive and inspiring weekend!

Each Muskrat Lodge Writers Retreat session has 2 instructors and a maximum of 4 students, so students get plenty of individual attention. The days start with quiet time until 1 PM, followed by afternoon classes and manuscript critiques, a farm-to-table dinner, and evening activities such as a sunset pontoon boat cruise and a bonfire.


Karen has hand-picked guest instructors who are not only successful authors and excellent teachers, they’re warm, constructive, and supportive, and share her goal of helping students make their manuscript the best that it can be. Just look at this lineup!