Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 6, 2015

Pictures From Avalon Writer’s Retreat

I thought I would share a few pictures from the two writers retreats I held last week, since I do believe that a picture is worth a thousand words.

2015 Avalon Alex and Linda

Agent Alex Slater and Agent Linda Epstein out on the porch listening to first pages.

2015 Avalon bettelynn and Julie

Bettelynn McIlvain and Julie Phend after first page session.

2015 Avalon Carol, Angela, Jody

Carol MacAllister, Angela Larson, and Jody Staton discussing writing.

2015 Avalon Virginia Lois and Susan

Virginia Upton, Lois Roe, and Susan Amesse enjoying the discussion and the beautiful day.

2015 Avalon cards 3

After dinner fun with a game of Quiddler. Left to right: Angela Larson, Jody Staton, Linda Epstein.

2015 Avalon cards 2

Alex Slater, Susan Amesse, Julie Phend trying to come up with a winning hand.

2015 Avalon cards 4

Angela Larson and Jody Staton. Looks like Jody’s praying for better cards.

2015 Avalon Ann Marie Sharon

The second session was all in doors, since the weather turned bad with hurricane Joaquin stirring up trouble down in the Bahamas. This was the authentic Indian cuisine that Sindhu Vijayasarathy cooked for us. Yum!

2015 Avalon Ann, Sharon, Sindhu, Marie

Ann de Forest, Sharon Sorokin-James, Sindhu Vijayasarathy, Agent Mare Lamba.

2015 Avalon Dianne, Scott and Virginia

Dianne Warner, Agent Scott Treimel, Virginia Upton enjoying the company and the food.

2015 Avalon Karen and Dee

Karen Haas and Dee Falvo enjoying each other and celebrating good critiques, while cleaning up the kitchen.

2015 Avalon sindhu and chris

Chris Friden enjoying a beer with Sindhu after teaching all of us Scrivener. If you need someone to teach your writer’s group of SCBWI Chapter all the ins and outs of Scrivener, Chris is your guy.

2015 Avalon pumpkins 2

And a little pumpkin carving by Dee Falvo to add more atmosphere to the howling wind and rain pelting the windows. The frightful weather could not dampen our spirits. We hunkered down with good food, good wine, and worked unstop on our manuscripts.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Boy, now I’m really sorry I missed that one…and hoping the writing workshop I ended up signing for instead will be as much fun.


  2. Storms do make for great retreats – My thoughts were with you all for second session. Glad to see you had a wonderful time. Thanks again, Kathy, for putting both sessions together. Lots of hugs to everyone!


  3. Looks like a great time all around. Sorry to have missed it. Great to see some familiar faces…


  4. So sorry I missed it! It looks like it was a good retreat and I missed seeing all my friends! Next year I will make it 🙂


  5. Looks like the same house we were at three years ago. Wish I could have ben there. Maybe next year!!! 🙂


  6. It looks like an awesome retreat!


  7. Your pictures are worth a thousand words…thanks for sharing, Kathy. 🙂


  8. It was a great retreat–excellent feedback and lots of fun. Thank you, Kathy, for all your hard work.


  9. I loved this retreat. Thank you Kathy for your amazing talent and perseverance, putting it all together and making it work; critiques, first pages, dinners, new friendships. Xxxxoooooo Dianne


  10. And the wind, rain, mist added to the drama.
    Dianne W


  11. Oh this makes me so sorry I missed the retreat and seeing you all! Looks like it was a blast! Love that it was at the first house! Fingers crossed for next year!! Karen F.


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