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Every Retreat Includes

Only 16 New Participants Accepted + 4 Returning “Writers In Residence”

  • Small group and one-on-one writing guidance and instruction with Dr. Laura Bush
  • 1 Virtual Writing Session Before the Retreat
  • 1 Virtual Writing Session After the Retreat
  • 12 Kick-Arse Writing Sessions during the 3-day Retreat
  • 7 Chef-Prepared Meals and Snacks at Breaks
  • 2 Nights Lodging in a beautiful southwestern setting next to the Coronado National Forest and State Wildlife Preserve

Scrumptious Meals with a Desert View

All meals will be served in the C.O.D. Main Lodge Dining Room. Vegetarian options will be available at every meal. The ranch was awarded the highest rating available (“Excellent”) by Pinal County’s Environmental and Public Health Services Specialists. Based on our past experience at C.O.D. Ranch, we guarantee you’ll love this chef’s delicious cooking. All meals are served buffet style in the dining room in front of windows that look out on a gorgeous desert view.

Note: If you have special dietary needs, please let us know. There are no stores to purchase food or snacks within walking distance of the ranch. If necessary, you should buy any special food you need or would like to have on hand before arriving. You will have access to refrigerate special food, if needed. You can also drive to a grocery store in Oracle, Arizona, if necessary.

One-of-a-Kind Lodging at the Historic COD Ranch

COD Ranch’s main lodge has a sitting room with fireplace, piano, a landline phone, commercial kitchen, dining hall, and wi-fi access. This refurbished hacienda consists of 20 comfy casitas that reflect the old west and colonial Mexico. You’ll eat finger-lickin’-good meals prepared by a talented chef. We’ll do most of our writing in the historic, beautifully remodeled “Wilma’s Barn,” where you’ll also have wif-fi access.

The ranch itself is located 40 miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona between the 36,000 acre Coronado National Forest and a 6,000-acre state park and wildlife preserve.

Wi-Fi access is available in group areas. Cell phone service is mostly good for the four major carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T). If you need to stay reliably in touch by cell phone, please check with your carrier about coverage near Oracle, AZ 85623.

I am blown away by very few people. Dr. Laura Bush is one of them. She’s an amazing academic with a personality. Everybody can write and self-publish a book, but if you want to do it the right way, you want to work with Laura. Her brain works very differently than many people’s. She’s able to take your message and bring it to life in the form of a book that will bring you credibility, expertise, status, and—make you more money!
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