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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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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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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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Last chance to enter Goodreads Giveaway for Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Last chance to enter Goodreads Giveaway for Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

UPDATE:  The giveaway is over; many thanks to the 1,509 Goodreads members who entered to win a paperback! You made my day!   Don’t miss your chance to win a signed paperback copy of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! Head over to Goodreads now to enter (ends July 25).     And thanks to Anne Janzer for posting a lovely new review: ‘Engaging travel story; worth the trip!’ Can’t wait to begin your adventure to Nepal and…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler Goodreads Paperback Giveaway

Notes of a Naive Traveler Goodreads Paperback Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to win a paperback version of my new travelogue, Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! Enter the Goodreads Giveaway now:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Notes of a Naive Traveler by Jennifer S. Alderson Giveaway ends July 25, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway   Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand “The ride back to Kathmandu was comfortable and relaxing. There were more overturned trucks (the gas-powered ones seem to…

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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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New article and interview

New article and interview

Amsterdam’s experiencing an unexpected yet welcome heat wave, which means I’ve been on the beach more than behind my computer 🙂 Many thanks to Lucia N. Davis and Andrew Cairns for featuring me on their blogs these past two weeks! I feel honored to be the first person Lucia N. Davis interviewed for her blog. It was lovely to revisit the places which inspired my novels. Thanks, Lucia! You can read the entire interview on her blog. Andrew Cairns invited…

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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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Claiming My Place in the World

Claiming My Place in the World

I thought I was so cool, handing over twenty-five Euros to a freshly washed junkie I’d met in a Red Light District coffeeshop, instead of one of the smellier ones lurking on the poorly-lit bridges crisscrossing the canals. As soon as he pocketed the cash, he scurried outside and charged down the street. I hurried after him, half-running to keep up. When he darted into a darkened alleyway, I froze and my guard went up. Was he robbing me, or…

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Twitter for Beginners

Twitter for Beginners

I am often asked by author friends new to Twitter what hashtags are and why they should be using them. Quite simply, when you tweet a message with no hashtags it is invisible to anyone not following you. And when you are just starting out, that won’t be many people. Twitter users can ‘find’ tweets two ways: searching for a keyword or checking their favorite hashtag streams. Yet the results are surprisingly different. Try it one time. For example, when…

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