Registration opens on October 21st!

Join us for relaxation, renewal, and writing at the Realm Makers Winter Retreat! Coming February 16th-20th, 2023, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Christy Hall of Fame author James L. Rubart. Here’s what he has to say about the wisdom he’ll bring:

Is training all about the “head side” of writing? It’s not enough. All about the heart? Same. What most authors need (to give their career a quantum leap forward) is a combo of both sides of the career coin, like…

  • Hard hitting, practical techniques to accelerate the business side of your journey. Marketing. Craft. A compelling website. Tag lines that define you and your brand.
  • And … methods for staying motivated, inspired, and emotionally strong as you navigate the crucible of the publishing world.

Count on learning tactics from Jim you’ve never seen before. He’ll bring his decades of experience as a business owner, advertising guru, spiritual growth speaker, AND bestselling author for you to glean just what you need to excel.

Bonus Perk if you come to Sandy Cove: The first 25 in-person registrants also receive Mentoring Huddle time with James, where 2 or 3 attendees can brainstorm on specific career questions. (So don’t wait to register!)

Can’t travel this February? Don’t worry, you can participate in the retreat virtually, at your own pace, or in sync with other virtual attendees. Those who follow the online schedule will have their very own live facilitator guiding them through follow-up discussions and opportunities to connect.

***NEW for 2023, the retreat is a full day longer than previous events—more time to connect and of course, work on your manuscript. The beautiful surroundings at Sandy Cove Christian Conference Center are bound to inspire you.***

Lodging costs for in-person attendees are all-inclusive (4 night stay and 11 meals.) Enjoy a variety of entrees, salads, and desserts in Sandy Cove’s buffet-style dining hall. (And the coffee’s ALWAYS on.) You can opt for a shared room or private accommodations—whatever suits your needs and budget.

Still have questions? Email our conference director at We hope to watch the sunset with you at beautiful Sandy Cove.