A former English teacher and journalist, Johnnie Bernhard is passionate about reading and writing. Her work(s) have appeared in the following publications: University of Michigan Graduate Studies Publications, Heart of Ann Arbor Magazine, Houston Style Magazine, World Oil Magazine, The Suburban Reporter of Houston, The Mississippi Press, University of South Florida Area Health Education Magazine, the international Word Among Us, Southern Writers Magazine, The Texas Review, Southern Literary Review, and the Cowbird-NPR production on small town America. Her entry, "The Last Mayberry", received over 7,500 views, nationally and internationally.
A Good Girl was short listed in the 2015 William Faulkner-William Wisdom International Creative Writing Competition, as well as featured novel for panel discussion at the 2017 Mississippi and Louisiana Book Festivals. It was represented by Texas Review Press at the 2017 Texas Book Festival. A Good Girl is a finalist in the 2017 national Kindle Book Award for literary fiction, a nominee for the 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and a 2018 nominee for the Pushcart Prize.
Johnnie’s second novel, How We Came to Be, is set for publication in spring 2018. It is a finalist in the 2017 International Faulkner-Wisdom Competition.
Full refund if cancellation is received on or before June 30.
Partial refund available if cancellation is received between July 1 and September 30. Amount at the discretion of Inklings Publishing and based on costs already incurred.
No refunds after October 1st.
Twisted Run Retreats
4124 Twisted Run Lane
Vancleave, MS 39565
Overview of Itinerary:
Friday, November 9
-- checkin at 2:30 and settle in and get ready
-- 6 pm opening dinner and whole group session
Saturday, November 10
-- continental breakfast and snacks at your pace
-- noon lunch and whole group session
-- 3 pm optional workshop: Memorability: The Power of Themes
with Inklings Publishing CEO and award-winning author, Fern Brady
-- 6 pm dinner and whole group session
Sunday, November 11
-- 11 am brunch and optional workshop: The Writing Process
with local award-winning author and editor, Johnnie Bernhard
-- 1 pm final whole group session
-- check out at 2:30 pm
Price includes meals, materials, and housing. Does not include travel to and from the retreat, or other expenses you might incur.
$400 double occupancy -- sharing a bed
$600 single occupancy -- to have bed to yourself
Note: bedrooms have more than one bed in them. Single occupancy does not necessarily mean a whole room to yourself.
To reserve your spot, click on the button.
If you are purchasing the double occupancy package, please make sure you have a fellow writer and friend purchase alongside you so we may pair you up. We cannot be responsible for providing a roommate. If you want us to do so, we cannot guarantee that it will turn out great. We will be glad to pair you up if need be. But, this package works best when you bring your own roommate along!