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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand is a travelogue about my experiences as a volunteer and backpacker in Asia.

Guest Column in December issue of Indie Authors Monthly

Guest Column in December issue of Indie Authors Monthly

I’m excited to see an article I wrote about why I love reviews (even the less than great ones) in the December issue of Indie Authors Monthly! You can read it here for free (and without signing up for anything). Scroll down to the December issue. You should see an arrow on the right that allows you to flip the pages. Happy reading!   Authors also featured in the December issue are: R.L. Jackson, Erica Graham, Carole P. Roman, Mary…

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Books in My Handbag

Books in My Handbag

Many thanks to Jessie Cahalin for including my novels in her fabulous Books in My Handbag gallery! As she writes, “every single composition sets the scene and tells a story. There are themes such as mystery, escapism, adventure and romance. The images demonstrate the fact that authors are fun story-tellers who absolutely adore a creative challenge!” Check out the hundreds of photographs on her blog. I’m also pleased to see the release of The Lover’s Portrait audiobook is mentioned on…

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Budhanilkantha – An Excerpt from Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Budhanilkantha – An Excerpt from Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Here’s a short excerpt from my travelogue Notes of a Naive Traveler, about one of the many impressive holy sites in Nepal I was lucky enough to visit. December 4, 1999: Budhanilkantha and Sundarijal Last weekend, our neighbor’s son Shekhar and various family members took me to Budhanilkantha and Sundarijal, two holy sites close to our house. To get to Budhanilkantha, Shekhar led us up the very high hill behind our house, through a collection of tiny villages bordering the…

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Three new interviews: Indie Publishing Group, Birds of a Feather Press and Wandering with Melissa

Three new interviews: Indie Publishing Group, Birds of a Feather Press and Wandering with Melissa

It is always an honor to be featured on websites and blogs dedicated to writing, publishing and travel. I am so lucky to have been interviewed by Ben Jackson for the Indie Publishing Group, Jay Artale for Birds of a Feather Press and Melissa Burovac for her site, Wandering with Melissa. If you want to learn more about me or my books, these would be a great place to start 🙂  Happy reading and travels, everyone!   Ben Jackson’s Indie…

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Travel and Memoirs Giveaway

Travel and Memoirs Giveaway

I am thrilled to see a preview of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand included in the Travel and Memoirs Giveaway this week on Instafreebie. If you love to read travel stories, memoirs and travelogues, you won’t want to miss this chance to download 24 free travel books and previews authored by adventurous souls. These books span the globe from Australia and New Zealand to Argentina and the Czech Republic, with fabulous places in between! They capture experiences as…

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The Writer’s Edge with McKensie Stewart

The Writer’s Edge with McKensie Stewart

UPDATED Sept 25: You can listen to my interview via The Writer’s Edge archives. Click on the September 22, 2017 show and (if you wish) skip forward to ~55 minutes to hear our conversation. It was fun and insightful – I hope you enjoy it!   This Friday (September 22), I am thrilled to be a guest on McKensie Stewart’s radio program The Writer’s Edge! Tune in on-line via Fishbowl Radio Network. Click on the Grey Stream to listen to our…

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Paperback of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now for sale!

Paperback of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now for sale!

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand is now available as PAPERBACK on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!! Yippee! And it’s already received four 5 star reviews!! “Rich and descriptive, it is the next best thing to being there.” – Janice J. Richardson​ “It did more than send me down the well worn path of Jane or Joe tourist, instead, it gave me an in depth view into the lives or ordinary folk I’d pass on the street of…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler eBook Launch and Giveaway

Notes of a Naive Traveler eBook Launch and Giveaway

Time to celebrate! Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand will be released TOMORROW as eBook on Kobo, Amazon, iBooks, and NOOK! To celebrate, I’m giving TWO eBooks away this weekend on Facebook. To enter, all you have to do is comment with the name of a place (town, trek, beach, temple, etc.) you want to visit in Nepal or Thailand on the special Giveaway post. Contest closes Monday night, May 15! Tuesday morning (Amsterdam time) I will randomly…

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Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

So far this month we have been introduced to three travel memoir authors – Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe and Anne Hamilton – and their unique stories. It has been a pleasure reading about their journeys and how their travels influenced their writing. The rest of the month I will feature articles by former and current expats and authors Beth Green, Annika Milisc-Stanley and Pamela Allegretto here on my blog. Today I want to share my own story about how I…

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