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New York Times Best Selling Author, Kristan Higgins to Speak at Writer’s Retreat

New York Times Best Selling Author Kristan Higgins will be the special guest at emerging writers retreat on Mason's Island. Each year writers from all over New England attend the program facilitated by writer Patricia Ann Chaffee on the shores of Fisher's Island Sound in Mystic, Connecticut. All inclusive event provides nourishment for the body, mind and creative spirit.

Mystic, CT, May 19, 2012 --( A group of emerging writers gathering on June 16th will be in for a real treat with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristan Higgins as guest presenter. At the Creating A Writing Life event, Higgins will share her own emerging writer story and her unique process that has resulted in nine books published, the most recent of which, Somebody to Love was just released in March.

Called “the master of small-town romance” by Romantic Times, Kristan Higgins is a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She has been called “a rising superstar in contemporary romance” by USA TODAY, who went on to praise Kristan’s “genius-level EQ…whippet-fast, funny dialogue and sweet plots with a deliciously tart edge.” Her contemporary romances feature big-hearted, memorable love stories about regular people featuring quirky families, real-life issues and a cute dog or two as well.

Participants in the Creating A Writing Life program offered each summer on Mason’s Island, look forward to an inside look at an author’s successes as well as their humanity. The full day retreat is offered at the home of writer Patricia Ann Chaffee and includes nourishment for the body, soul and creative spirit in a positive, encouraging atmosphere at a location on Fisher’s Island Sound. Writers in all genres and all levels of ability are welcome.

Kristan lives in her hometown of Durham with her brave and heroic firefighter husband of 20 years and two lovely children. The family shares their home with a hyperactive mutt named Willow and a soulless feline named Huck. When she is not writing or baking cookies, Kristan can be found watching the New York Yankees and Googling her latest celebrity crush. Visit her website at or for more information about registering for the Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers, contact call (860)593-9025 or email The all-inclusive retreat is being held Saturday, June 16th from 9:30-3:30 and the cost is $135. A portion of the proceeds is donated to local libraries each year.
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