Second Annual Full-Bodied Novel

Summer Writing Retreat

July 21-23, 2017


When the writing is authentic, readers know it in their bones.

The practice of Deep Characterization gives you a path to the heart of your story,

a connection point between your center and the center of your character.

 Authors Katherine Grace Bond and Janet Lee Carey and actor Andrew Bond invite you to approach your characters, plot and setting from the inside.

Enter your story through the practice of Deep Characterization

A professional massage therapist will provide a relaxing massage (included in retreat cost,)

Katherine and Janet will offer one-on-one manuscript consultation.

Janet Lee Carey

Janet brings seventeen years of publishing experience to the retreat. We’ll look at writing from the inside out, linking childhood experiences to present emotions and subconscious motivations. We’ll use active movement to embody scenes and meditation to enter deeper into our characters. Janet is an award-winning author of ten books for children and teens including In the Time of Dragon Moon.

Katherine Grace Bond

Katherine brings her actor training, as well as her many years of publishing and teaching. When working on a book, she lives deeply inside it, often having conversations with her characters. This year, she is excited to explore how our hidden story impacts our fiction, and how periods of intense concentration can not only fuel productivity, but create powerfully Deep Characterization.

Andrew Bond

Andrew brings us his experience of stage acting  and historical reenactment with the Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (B.O.O.M) performing at Renaissance Faires and pirate festivals up and down the West Coast.  Also a writer, Andrew looks forward to showing you how body position, movement, and voice affect the psychology of characterization, whether on the boards or on the page.

Rene Pinkham, LMP

Rene specializes in an eclectic fusion of disciplines, particularly blending Swedish and Esalen style with Acupressure and Connective Tissue techniques, and incorporating a lovely blend of spa treatments such as Thermal and Aromatherapy.  With over ten years experience in therapeutic massage, Rene practices in a comfortable clinical setting in Everett WA, while also offering Mobile Massage to most areas between Seattle and Bellingham.

Saint Andrew’s House on Hood Canal

Saint Andrew’s House offers more than an idyllic setting. The warmth, care and hospitality of our hosts shines through in every interaction. Chef-prepared meals delight, and special plates are prepared for those with dietary restrictions.


Tour of Saint Andrew’s House

Look at this great tour! I don’t know the “Nomadic Fanatic,” but, WOW!