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Next Retreat: February 28 – March 1, 2020

Oracle, AZ

The best writing retreat you will ever go to!

The best writing retreat you will ever go to! JUST DO IT!

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Mukee Okan
Your Orgasm’s Best Friend, Spitfire Productions, My Pussy Talks 

5.0
2017-07-08T04:26:41-07:00

Mukee Okan
Your Orgasm’s Best Friend, Spitfire Productions, My Pussy Talks 

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The best writing retreat you will ever go to! JUST DO IT!

I always thought that writing was a solo process.

I always thought that writing was a solo process. I never got the value of community until I started doing some of Dr. Laura’s pre-writing workshops and came to her retreat.

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Dr. Lori Ebert
Health Educator, Sexual Wellness Expert, Author & Speaker; Owner eLife! Enterprises, LLC ~ Sextacular®

5.0
2017-07-08T04:37:12-07:00

Dr. Lori Ebert
Health Educator, Sexual Wellness Expert, Author & Speaker; Owner eLife! Enterprises, LLC ~ Sextacular®

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I always thought that writing was a solo process. I never got the value of community until I started doing some of Dr. Laura’s pre-writing workshops and came to her retreat.

The number one thing that surprised me

The number one thing that surprised me was how well put-together the Book in a Barn program is.

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Michael Garcia
Owner at The Edge Podcast with Mike G

5.0
2017-07-08T04:43:46-07:00

Michael Garcia
Owner at The Edge Podcast with Mike G

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The number one thing that surprised me was how well put-together the Book in a Barn program is.

The “What”

This book has always been in me. Laura’s support and coaching at the Write Your Book in a Barn retreat got me clear about why I wanted to write the book. After getting the “why,” the “what” started to flow.

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Lisa Glow
President at Lisa Glow Consulting

5.0
2017-08-11T05:26:11-07:00

Lisa Glow
President at Lisa Glow Consulting

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This book has always been in me. Laura’s support and coaching at the Write Your Book in a Barn retreat got me clear about why I wanted to write the book. After getting the “why,” the “what” started to flow.

I was Inspired

I wrote, I learned, I was inspired. I have new tools I can put to use immediately to get my book done.

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Marth Lanaghen
Partner and CEO, The Sparrow Group
Author, Emerging Leaders Field Guide

5.0
2017-08-11T05:30:18-07:00

Marth Lanaghen
Partner and CEO, The Sparrow Group
Author, Emerging Leaders Field Guide

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I wrote, I learned, I was inspired. I have new tools I can put to use immediately to get my book done.

Phenomenal

Book in a Barn was phenomenal! It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a really long time. Dr. Laura is phenomenal.

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Cari Skrdla
Regional Director at CampusLogic 

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2017-08-11T05:40:17-07:00

Cari Skrdla
Regional Director at CampusLogic 

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Book in a Barn was phenomenal! It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a really long time. Dr. Laura is phenomenal.

Honest Feedback

This retreat has been amazing. Laura pairs you with a writing partner who can hear your voice, see the outline of your book, and give you honest feedback.

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Becky Spohn
Owner Confidence Concepts, Professional Speaker, Trainer, and Facilitator 

5.0
2017-08-11T05:41:30-07:00

Becky Spohn
Owner Confidence Concepts, Professional Speaker, Trainer, and Facilitator 

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This retreat has been amazing. Laura pairs you with a writing partner who can hear your voice, see the outline of your book, and give you honest feedback.
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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

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Next Retreat: Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2020 in Oracle, AZ

Special Offer!

Pay in full by October 31, 2019 for VIP Seating with Dr. Laura Bush at Saturday evening dinner.
Only 3 Seats Remain.

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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

37 South COD Ranch RD

Oracle, AZ 85623

(520) 896-9161

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.

Blown Away

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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Jane M Powers
Bestselling author of Speak with Confidence. Sell with Authority.

Peacock Proud Press
5.0
2018-06-29T18:19:30-07:00

Jane M Powers
Bestselling author of Speak with Confidence. Sell with Authority.

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