You guys. Sometimes there are really cool things that I need to tell you about. And sometimes those things are related to a treasure that’s discovered on Montana’s backroads, while other times it’s about a perfect day spend in Glacier National Park. Well today, it’s actually neither of those things.

I recently (through twitter) met a gal who offers writing retreats in Whitefish, Montana. At first glance, she seemed pretty great. Super easy to talk to, happy and outgoing. But after delving into it a bit more, I discovered that in addition to being super cool she is also a smartie and a New York Times best-selling author for her memoir This Is Not The Story You Think It Is.

Please meet Laura Munson.

Author Laura Munson. Photo:
Author Laura Munson.

In Laura’s own words: “My creative life has always been my safe haven. My refuge. My sanctuary. Since childhood, I have retreated into my self-expression, namely on the page.”

And now, as a best-selling author with a resilient and kind spirit, Laura offers writing retreats in the heart of Western Montana to help other writers in their own creative expressions. When we were chatting last week she summed it up for me in these words, “I help people step into the wilderness of creativity in the wilderness of Montana.”

Now I don’t know about you, but this girl thinks that sounds pretty amazing.

Here comes the awesome part: Laura is holding three retreats this summer and fall (which also happen to coincide with a gorgeous time of year in Montana). The retreats are being offered August 7 – 11, September 4 – 8 and September 18 – 22 and are held at Walking Lightly Ranch outside Whitefish, Montana.

The retreats welcome participants from near and far to work on their own creative expressions in a unique and loving setting, while at the same time providing inspiration for attendees to do their best work. And, as an added bonus, there is still time to sign up for one of this year’s retreats. For more info, visit

The location of the writing retreats: Walking Lightly Ranch.  Photo: Laura Munson
The location of the writing retreats: Walking Lightly Ranch.
Photo: Laura Munson

Here’s to channeling your inner creativity in the wilds of Montana,

May 10, 2013

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David Rasmussen
Walking Lightly Ranch is so pleased to have your generous support! We love hosting our year-long retreats and are honored to have Laura Munson's Haven writing retreats in our neck of the woods. Thank you for the great work that you do to support our last best place! your friends at Walking Lightly (David)

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