According to Susie Albin Najera, Editor and Chief of The Mexico Report, the perfect vacation is the writing vacation…especially when the topic is your passion and the destination is second to none……



February 13 – 18, 2013 2013 San Miguel Writers & Readers Conference & Retreat San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

About this conference:

  • 64+ speakers, faculty, & agents
  • 56 workshop options, 4 Keynote Speakers
  • One-on-one pitch sessions with agents
  • Individual consultations, 2 panels, Live Play
  • Legendary Fiesta & Fireside Carnitas Fest
  • Gourmet dining all week
  • Time to Write, Open Mic, Excursions
  • Bookstore, Receptions, and More

Highlight: Featured keynote speaker and best-selling author, Luis Alberto Urrea will present “Our Lives on the Border: Building Bridges not Fences” at the Special Speaker Event on Monday, February 18 at 6pm @ Hotel Real de Minas.

February 22-24, 2013 8th Annual International Writers Conference & Book Fair Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Learn from a diverse group of writers and journalists who have defined success in many different ways—from becoming a New York Times best-selling author to new writers on the world literary scene making a name for themselves. One on one, in a seminar or workshop, the lineup of presenters for the Eighth Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference will offer something unique for everyone. We were honored to be a featured speaker at this conference in 2011.

Highlight: the charming city of Puerto Vallarta held at the tranquil Los Mangos Library, the varied panel of keynote speakers plus Lit Agent, Susie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media will be holding private sessions for those who have books to pitch. She will also be giving sessions on ‘Finding an Agent’ and ‘What Agents Look For in a Query Letter’.



Susie is married to one of the funniest men in Latino Comic History, Rick Najera and is mother to three darling children residing full time in Southern California. Susie’s passion for Mexico is unbridled, as you will discover through her writing. Susie is focused on showing the world, one reader at a time, that Mexico, despite her questionable safety reputation is and continues to be an extraordinary country made up of a tapestry of adventure, beauty, culture and tradition bound in love and kindness.  Discover Mexico through Susie’s eyes and the contributors that make up The Mexico Report, you will be glad you did!