Our Story

Hi there, we’re thrilled you’re here!

A bit about us, in case you’re wondering!

In 2013, C.J. Redwine, a multi-published, New York Times bestselling author, created The Writer’s Sanctuary with the vision to build a nurturing, connected community of writers at every stage of their careers. Over the years, The Writer’s Sanctuary grew from one retreat in the fall of each year to two yearly in-person retreats, along with virtual events, workshops, mentoring programs, and resources for writers. In 2018, she brought award-winning, bestselling author Mary Weber on as a full partner to help expand what The Writer’s Sanctuary could offer. Both Mary and C.J. are dedicated to nurturing writers, whether brand new or multi-published, and are excited to bring you a host of outstanding events and programming to help writers develop their craft, provide opportunity for connection, and build community across all of TWS’ platforms.

C.J. Redwine

New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and teacher

C.J. Redwine is a New York Times bestselling author, a public speaker, and a teacher with twelve years experience in teaching all areas of creative writing, publishing, and marketing. She’s still waiting for her letter from Hogwart’s. Currently, she lives in Nashville with her husband, five children, two pets, and a wardrobe that stubbornly refuses to lead to Narnia, no matter how many times she tries.

Connect with C.J. on Instagram or Facebook.

Mary Weber

Bestselling author, speaker, teacher, & marketing consultant

Mary Weber is the award-winning, bestselling HarperCollins author of six books, including the Storm Siren Trilogy and the highly-acclaimed To Best the Boys. When not writing, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking aging superstars while wearing sweatpants and fanny packs.

Connect with Mary on Instagram.

Contact: thewriterssanctuary2@gmail.com

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