I was thrilled to be invited to join two talented authors, Jill Hedgecock and Lucinda Jackson, at a Transformed by Travel event at Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek, California, on Saturday, November 26th. We have each written books about travel and will be talking about the impact travel adventures have had on our lives. I … Continue reading Transformed by Travel Book Event
Is August really half over? I was stunned when I saw that kids are already back in school. Where did the summer go? I’ve been having a lot of fun attending Dan’s music gigs. For those that don’t know, my husband plays bass in a rock band. Cut Loose has been playing a lot of … Continue reading Audiobook–Should I?
Hyatt Regency San Francisco A couple of weeks ago I attended the San Francisco Writers Conference—for the second time. It took place at the Hyatt Regency this year, which was a great venue. I first attended this conference about five years ago when I was writing my memoir, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. Back then … Continue reading Writers’ Conferences—Are They Worth It?
South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park I was thrilled and honored to be invited to do a Zoom presentation for the Wauconda Area Library in Illinois for their summer Adventuring series. It’s on July 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. If you’re interested in attending, please contact me through my website (email address … Continue reading Free Zoom Adventuring Presentation!
Trip Tales Cover I recently had the pleasure of working with Rose McHenry to edit her book, Trip Tales: From Family Camping to Life as a Ranger, which was just published. Not only was Rose a joy to work with, but her book is funny! She's a really gifted storyteller who makes you feel like … Continue reading Trip Tales
Photo Courtesy of Lon&Queta The pandemic has affected all of us, but in different ways. Besides the trauma, stress, and sadness of losing loved ones, jobs, or income or the dangers of working on the front lines, there were other aspects of the virus fallout that affected us. Some extroverts suffered from the lack of … Continue reading Back in the Travel Saddle – Hawaii
Photo courtesy of Felix Mittermeier So much has happened in the six months since I last posted here. Quite honestly, I felt buffeted by the hurricane that has been 2020. I needed an emotional sabbatical to sort out and deal with all of my feelings, not to mention everything going on in my life. More … Continue reading Out of the 2020 Storm
Bodie If you need a hug, and especially if you're an animal lover, watch this video: Hug #bodaciousbodie #animalhugs
That's sarcasm, of course. Another reason to be happy we're not traveling right now. #lookingonthebrightside
At the end of last year, I received an email from an unknown person claiming to be an agent representing the rights of a South Korean publisher. They were interested in purchasing the Korean translation rights for my book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. At first, I thought it was a scam and pretty much … Continue reading My First Foreign Translation Rights Book Contract is Signed!