Author Accelerator is excited to now offer live, in-person retreats hosted a various locations around the United States. Hosted by Author Accelerator’s founder, Jennie Nash, these retreats will give writers inside access to Author Accelerator’s book coaching expertise.

A list of our upcoming retreats are listed below. Can’t make the retreats we currently have scheduled? Join our mailing list to be notified when we schedule new live events!

Winter Harbor, ME

A writing retreat for fans of the #AmWriting and Mom Writes podcasts


September 12 to 15, 2019

Join Jennie and KJ for an intensive writing retreat designed to help you start strong, get unstuck, or plan your revision using Jennie’s Two-Tier Outline system. Perfect for fiction and memoir writers who are serious about their work, ready to dig deep, and eager for hands-on help from the pros! You’ll come away with clarity and confidence to write forward.


Where: The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, ME

When: September 12 to 15, 2019

Cost: $1,800 which includes all your food and lodging for the retreat

Who else will be there? A small group of awesome writers who are committed to taking a giant leap forward in their own work; Jennie Nash and Abby Mathews from Author Accelerator and the Mom Writes podcast, and KJ Dell’Antonia, from the #AmWriting podcast. We’ve also invited the rest of the crew from Mom Writes and #AmWriting! We will update our guest list as people confirm!

Is it for novelists? Memoir writers? Yes and yes! Sorry, this retreat is not suitable for self-help writers or picture book writers.

What makes this retreat so exciting? As if working in person with Jennie Nash wasn’t enough! If you’re a fan of the #AmWriting podcast or the Mom Writes podcast, you’ll also get to participate in the amazing conversations that the hosts of podcasts will be conducting. We also want to help you get your mojo back by offering daily yoga and relaxation classes. And every registration comes with a pass to Acadia, so if you’re the wandering type or like to take walks, you are free to explore the park. And, of course, time to WRITE!

The Two-Tier outline lends itself to a lot of social interaction, so bring your writing group & writing friends!


Santa Barbara, CA


July 13 to 19, 2019

For the first time, we will be offering an in-person version of our Advanced Book Coach Certification course. This will be a week-long retreat running July 13-19, 2019, and in Santa Barbara, California. The estimated cost of the retreat, not including your transportation and other travel expenses, will range between $3,400 and $3,700. The size of the retreat will be limited to 8 students.

Students must satisfactorily complete our Book Coach Basic Training: Fiction course before they will be eligible to join our Advanced Book Coach Certification course.


Austin, TX


MAY 30 - JUNE 2, 2019

Jennie Nash specializes in helping writers break through to a deeper level on their book projects. She is inviting serious writers in any genre to join her for an intensive retreat, with personalized guidance before, during, and after the event. Whether you want to start a book that’s calling your name, rescue a book that’s in danger of dying, get a chunk of good writing done, plan the revision for a draft you’ve just finished, or strategize your pitch plan, you can draw energy, ideas and inspiration from a small group of like-minded writers.

  • Devote three full days to improving your work

  • Join an intimate community of serious writers -- only 20 participants means you will make meaningful connections and lasting friendships

  • Get personal guidance before, during and after the retreat from expert book coach Jennie Nash and her Author Accelerator team 


Where: Austin, Texas

When: May 30-June 2, 2019

Cost: $1500 including meals (Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. We have a list of great suggestions at several price points.)

Who: No more than 20 awesome writers who are committed to taking a giant leap forward in their own work, plus Author Accelerator managing editor Laura Franzini; Author Accelerator community organizer Abby Mathews; and Author Accelerator founder and chief creative officer, Jennie Nash.

Is it for novelists? Nonfiction writers? Memoir writers? Yes, yes, and yes! Anyone working on any kind of book except for picture books.

Whoo hooo! How do I sign up?? Just click the register button below!