Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Looking for a Writer's Retreat in Texas?

Need a relaxing break in the Davis Mountains near Alpine, Texas? If so, check out the information below. I'm a member of Texas Mountain Trail Writers and have attended three of their retreats over the years. They're a wonderful, friendly group and though I no longer live in West Texas, I attend every opportunity I get. Not only do I enjoy the people, I love the area. I'm pleased to have been asked to be a presenter this year.

18th Annual
Texas Mountain Trail Writers Spring Retreat
Writing Round-Up
Paisano Encampment
April 24, 25, 26, 2009
Registration Form
Dr. Barney Nelson—Author, Photographer, SRSU Writing Professor
Mike Cox—Author, Journalist, Texas Rangers’ Researcher
Linda LaRoque—Romance Novelist, Internet Marketing
Please return this form with your check, money order, or credit card information to:
Texas Mountain Trail Writers
Elaine Davenport, Registrar (credit card option, next page)
Texas Mountain Trail Writers
1300 W. Marfa Ave.
Alpine, TX 79830-1601
Please check your choices. The retreat fee covers the Friday night reception at Front Street
Books Reading Room, 201 E. Holland, in Alpine, all meals on Saturday and brunch on Sunday
morning at Camp Mitre Peak. Membership dues are separate from Retreat fees.
Conference Cost for TMTW Members: (Discounted fees in effect until March 31, 2009)
_____I am a member of Texas Mountain Trail Writers. Enclosed is $100 per person,
_____or $170 per couple (if both are members). Does not include membership dues.
If postmarked after March 31, non-member fees apply.
Conference Cost for non-members:
_____$110 conference fee if paid before March 31, 2009
_____$135 conference fee if paid after March 31, 2009
_____$180 conference fee for couples (if paid before March 31, 2009)
_____$195 conference fee for couples (if paid after March 31, 2009)
_____$15 Membership Dues for Texas Mountain Trail Writers (due every April); includes Log
of the Trail (monthly newsletter covering club business, events, and writings); one copy
of Chaos West of the Pecos (annual published collection of members’ works); and notices
about conferences, contests, and special writing events.
_____$20 couple Membership dues as described above
_____$12 Saturday night dinner with guest speaker (This applies only to people not registered
for the conference.) Spouses/guests are welcome, but must pay dinner fee and be named
on this form. My guest(s) will be____________________________________________.
Lodging at Paisano Encampment – Select your preference and number of nights.
1. Cabins:
$50 renovated cabin_____ Fri. Night _____ Sat. Night –Total # of Nights _____ x $50
$25 rustic cabin ________ Fri. Night _____ Sat. Night –Total # of Nights _____ x $25
Up to 4 people may stay in a cabin for $50 or $25. Names for reservation:
_____________________________ ________________________________
_____________________________ ________________________________
2.Bunkhouse: $10 per bed, plenty of space for luggage and shower and toilet stalls
_______ Fri. Night ________Sat. night—Total # of Nights _______ x $10
3. RV Space w/elec./water: _____Fri. Night-_____Sat. Night-Total # Nights _____ x $25.00
_________________Total Due ________________Check #
_____ I need table space to sell my books._____ ½ table ______ Whole table
There is no charge for table space for members who attend.
Cancellation Policy: Registered and paid conference participants who need to cancel MUST
contact TMTW Treasurer, Elaine Davenport, by April 10, 2009, to receive a refund. There will
be no refunds after April 10. To cancel, call 432-837-5489 or email
Please return both pages by snail mail to address on front of form, along with your check,
money order, or the following for credit card payment.
Credit Card Payment Option for conference payment:
Name on card:_________________________________________
Billing Address:_______________________________________
Card Name:________________________ Expiration Date:______________________
Card Number:_________________________________________

Monday, February 2, 2009

See if you can identify the YOUNG me.

Champage Books is having a contest where each week an author is featured. You're to try to find the baby picture of that author from those shown. If you select the correct one, you'll be entered into a drawing. Come join the fun.

For details and pictures, go to

Have fun!!!