in the heart of silence, find your voice

The Studio

Find inspiration in the place where Karen creates her bestselling novels

Karen's studio, exterior

Karen's woodland-themed writing hideaway is filled with original artwork and natural treasures from around the property.

Karen writes her first drafts here by hand, either sitting in one of the comfy chairs facing the woods, or working at the river table desk made by her husband.


Now Karen is opening her studio for students’ use during the retreat. With no Internet, it’s a wonderful place to write without distraction. It’s also a great place simply to sit and think. In silence, a writer truly can discover his or her voice.

Join Karen and her guest instructors for a weekend of writing, instruction, and inspiration.

Sign up for an upcoming retreat today!