From August 27 – September 3, join me, journalist and writer Leslie Levine, publicist and author Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry, author and marketing director at HarperOne, for a week of workshops and discussion about the written word. Whether you are a published writer, an aspiring writer or just a passionate reader of books who has thought about writing but never had the courage to try, you will find inspiration and pleasure in joining our team in a week of activities. Located in Tecata, Mexico, Rancho La Puerta offers a stunning and serene setting, a healthy and active lifestyle filled with exercise and relaxation classes, mountain hikes, cooking classes at a first-class cooking school and organic farm, delicious vegetarian meals, spa treatments and the company of other remarkable individuals. We will take you behind-the-scenes of the publishing industry, discuss current trends, and offer a lot of practical advice and encouragement for writers of all genres and level. And you’re invited to join the Rancho book club. For more about the calendar of events, go to www.rancholapuerta.