A Writer's Cabin:
A Mountain Retreat


Announcing our new low cost

"Summit Seminars"

Inviting writers of all genres to a quiet hideaway where you can imagine, write, and work with just as much creative coaching, instruction, and

inspiration as you want....


Finish your script, novel (historical, romance, mystery), poetry chapbook, poetry collection, children's and adult literature, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, stage play, travelogue, interview, essay, and all with the coaching of an award-winning author, poet and playwright and very special guests.

Our goal is to get you to publication and solid intellectual property (copyright) for your legacy. From start to finish, work toward your goal.

Write for information today!

Summit Seminars

P.O. Box 36

Crestline Village, CA 92325

May 4th and 5th

Writing the short story for literary journals and collections: from flash fiction to the novella- and getting published!

Book Proposal Workshop--You choose the dates. When your book is ready for submission to a publisher you can learn how to do this from query letter to postage. Book 2 days of your choice. 

$200 for two days of personal attention to you and your book.  Send me the dates you want to reserve for this important private consultation.

YES you can pay over $1000 dollars for a weekend someplace as special as this to get instructions and a handout for getting your book to a publisher, OR you can spend $200 for two whole days dedicated to getting your book into the hands of a traditional publisher guaranteed. Write your inquiry letter and get it all together professionally as a packet for traditional publishing and avoid the pain and expense of self-publishing. You can do this with my help. Call or write me now for information. or

reserve your seat at my table now and together we will begin and complete a professional book proposal signed sealed and ready to be delivered by the end of the second day.  Summit Seminars P.O. Box 36 Crestline CA.  


November 2nd and third

Writing a  novel

Whether you have one in progress or are looking to begin, all you need to keep you working successfully and getting a copyright and into the real world of bookstores and libraries.

Reserve your place in advance 

​Please note that the prices have risen this year.  Please look over the offered seminars and send 

 the posted fee to Summit Seminars PO box 36 Crestline, CA 92325

All deposits will be returned if the seminar is cancelled of you are unable to come even at the last minute. Reserve you place at our table now. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Weather Wise

All seminars are dependent on the weather during the winter months, and in the forest winter can run up and through May. Last year and the year before it snowed in May. If you drive up the mountain you must have chains or your will run the risk of a ticket from the CHP.  If you want to plan a visit during the snow season in order to combine a ski vacation with your writing retreat, let me know and I can arrange a fabulous cabin or resort hotel room in and around Lake Arrowhead and the ski slopes at a discounted price. Plan early enough that we can find rooms since this area is a popular winter playground for thousands of snow-loving people. 

Apply now for the seminar you want to attend. 

I realize now that everything I know about writing I learned from you. ----------In a letter  from Gabriel Gutierrez, M.A., MFA


flash FICTION

Covering the basics of this popular genre in 6 hours.

One day of short story writing will have you ready to submit to publishers and contests.

gOTHIC fICTION

Creepy psychological genre or comic book or graphic novel....This is a fun way to tell your story with an edge that is sure to grab somebody

Grammar (fun) Fair


Whatever you write, when you submit it for someone to read, it is most likely being judged by style, story and sentence structure. (How's that for sibilance and alliteration in just 4 words. 

Mystery and murder...

Create the next iconic detective and let him walk through film, novels, short stories.....???