​"When I retreat into the haven of my writing, mind meets craft meets heart language."
~ Laura Munson New York Times Best Selling Author

From writer… to speaker… to retreat leader… Laura Munson seeks the balanced
creative life and wants to share it with you.


Writing Retreats.

Haven is both a writing retreat and a writing workshop in one.  Whether you want to learn how to write a memoir, how to write a novel, or how to become a writer in the way only you can…Haven gives you unique writing prompts and creative writing exercises that will help you to finally discover your voice and stories…all in the stunning beauty of Montana. You do not have to be a writer to come.  Simply a seeker, wanting to dig deeper into your unique voice and stories and set them free. I designed Haven Writing Retreats to meet you where you need to be met, whether you are a beginner, or a best-selling author and everything in-between.

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Laura’s New York Times and international best-selling memoir “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is” (Amy Einhorn: Putnam) was published in nine countries and named Book of the Month Club’s top books of 2010. It was also featured in Vanity Fair, Elle, Redbook, Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Publisher’s Weekly and many other newspapers, magazines, and online venues across the globe.  Her essays and short stories have been published in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, O. Magazine, Time, Newsweek, The Week, Redbook....”

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Laura speaks to illuminate the whole person—helping to inspire you to get out of your own way, make powerful choices, and more effectively express yourself in your personal and work relationships.  By engaging you in your unique voice and stories, Laura helps you to quiet the inner critic and find your true purpose, and your very best self. She also works with corporate groups to help facilitate better communication and creative connection among colleagues and clients.

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Haven Retreats.







Pre-Order my new novel for yourself, or someone you love, and have it delivered hot-off-the-press on publication day! (March 3rd, 2020) Order from your local bookstore, or click here.
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"It's the rare novel that nails the tone and tempo of what it feels like to embed with kindred spirits and share stories, joys and fears from the heart. Every reader will relate to this beautiful story in powerful and personal ways."
-Lee Woodruff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing

"I love this wonderful novel about women, friendship and our deep-rooted need for community. Laura Munson has created a memorable and deeply relatable character in Willa Sylvester. You'll want to give this book to your best friend the minute you finish reading it."
-Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sense

"Willa's Grove is the book my heart needed right now... It's a love letter to female friendships, to the power of vulnerability, to the strength of community, and daring to live authentically. An absolute must-read."
-Julie Barton, New York Times bestselling author of Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself