A few years ago I decided I wanted to run a creative commune and writing retreat in a European castle. We spent 3 months touring castle properties for sale, but didn’t find anything good enough.

Since then, however, we’ve started running writing retreats in castles. The next one is in France, at this amazing property. My retreats are very casual, lots of alone time and personal feedback, not a lot of “teaching” or seminars.

I choose inspiring locations where I can soak up the history, where we can have intimate home-cooked meals, and let our brains work exhaustively on one big problem (your book).