Kathrin Lake is an author and writing coach with over 20 years experience teaching writing to adults in a way no one else does. Kathrin is an award winning playwright, former newspaper editor and has helped hundreds of people write their first published works, and helped many more get over their fears and procrastination around writing and speaking. You may find her books on Amazon. She has just completed a hilarious romp in Mexico, based on her true stories called The Happy Hammock1hh3 Happy Hammock Readers2-1

Great poolside reading while you are in Mexico.



  1. Attending Kathrin Lake’s writing retreat in the historic village of Barre de Navidad in Mexico is a gift to oneself. Kathrin’s knowledge and time is generously shared. I was impressed with the considerable amount of individual time each writer is given. This is the best of writing worlds as you can stay at Casa Creatividad (enjoying hammock time seems to intense the creative juices!), mingle with like-minded and fun writers from all over the globe and your writing skills benefit. There is also the great food that Barre offers and the activities that surround the picturesque bay. It doesn’t matter what state your manuscript is at, there will be benefits. Give yourself a gift and book in.

  2. This writing retreat is a must for anyone needing to take time away from their daily routine to reassess their writing, whether it be in non-fiction, poetry or novels. Kathrin creates a supportive, nurturing environment while challenging each participant to explore their work in a deeper and more meaningful way, both in group work and individual coaching sessions. Highly recommended.

  3. Wonderful writing retreat. Kathrin Lake creates a very safe, supportive & fun writing environment that gets the creative and imaginative juices flowing! Where I felt vulnerable in exposing my insecurities as a writer, she made me feel safe and encouraging to go further. She sees the strength(s) in each writer and shows how each of us can get even better! It has been the best writing retreat ever and I’ve been coming to it for a few years now and never want to miss it.

  4. Wonderful. She made me feel safe and showed each of us can get even better. Loved reviewing story structure and character work but so much more. It has been the best writing retreat ever.