Nanocastle 2017 Austria writing retreat

Nanocastle 2017 Austria writing retreat

We’ve been in Burg Rappottenstein for a few days and we love it. It’s an enormous 12th century fortress; it’s comfortable and we’re all getting a lot of writing done. We’ll make a video soon and will share it with the #nanowrimo community, but for now here are some pictures and an introduction to my guests.




Jay Tinsiano writes thrillers, apocalypse and sci-fi fiction with multiple novels under his ammo belt. For NaNoWriMo, Jay is adding a third book to his Frank Bowen thriller series with plans to publish in early 2018.






Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. She’s a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including romance, urban fantasy, paranormal and horror. She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there?





Nathan Rose is a bestselling author with a strong interest in alternative finance, history, philosophy, technology trends and global citizenship. He writes with an engaging, informed style. His role models as an author are Michael Lewis, Nassim Taleb and Robert Greene. Nathan is a digital nomad with a home base in Tbilisi, Georgia. Outside of writing, he enjoys motorbiking, chess, climbing hills and conversations with others living uncommon lives.




Derek Murphy lives in castles and writes dark fantasy and technothrillers. He’s also got a PhD in Literature that collects dust on the shelf next to his books, macabre Halloween decorations and a toy stun ray that makes inappropriate noises. He writes fiction at, and helps authors and artists create work that matters at






Bradley Charbonneau’s life drastically changed when he accepted a challenge to Write Every Day for a month. He was familiar with monthly challenges like weight loss or waking up early, but the difference this time was that this one was close to his heart. What happened next changed his life in ways he could have never imagined. Bradley writes motivational self-help, as well as children’s literature. He tells inspiring stories at





Gavin Reese spends most weekends and holidays in a patrol car, and is honored to protect and serve the public in this manner. His ongoing training and experience in areas such as Patrol, Narcotics, Undercover Operations, Counter-Terrorism, Sex and Human Trafficking, S.W.A.T., and Dark Web Investigations provide an ever-growing queue of ideas and stories for his fact-based fiction. Visit –

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