Alas, no longer writing by the lake…

I no longer have the Tahoe house but would happily encourage women writers to come and Write at the Farm up in Washington’s Skagit Valley. Happy to pass along full information to anyone who is curious. Email me at and I will fill you in!

Jennifer Basye Sander



Summer Words

Time to head for the mountains for yet another women’s writing weekend, don’t you think?  I do.  So join me and three other writers this August 4-6th for a powerfully creative and productive few days in South Lake Tahoe.  Just $375 takes care of everything, a private room, delicious meals, many a glass of wine, and we can even carpool if that suits your schedule.  Happy to answer any and all questions about the Write By The Lake retreat by phone or email.  You can contact me at 916-847-9090,  These spaces go quickly!

Snow Write

What a wonderful winter we are having up in Tahoe.  Snow, snow, snow.  At last. Instead of working on my novel I have been skiing. Downhill skiing at Sierra, cross country skiing just down the street from the house on the beach.  Such a thrill to be moving through fresh snow.

Soon enough it will be spring, and time for the Write By The Lake women’s writing retreat weekends to begin again.  Watch this space for information about dates.  Or email me if you want to make a suggestion on a weekend that might work perfectly for you…

Until then, be safe in the snow!

Encouraging Creative Women Since 2008

Greetings!  Welcome to the revised and revamped blog site for Write By The Lake.  Over 150 amazing women writers have been producing work, creating community, and growing in confidence since I began offering these retreats.  It has been my pleasure to spend time with each and every one, and I look forward to many more years of talented women and their work! Check back soon for information on upcoming spring and summer retreats. If you are anxious and want to be the first to know, feel free to email me at Happy Writing, Jennifer Basye Sander 916-847-9090