May 2015 The artistry in travel writing is in how deftly one can dance between two seemingly disparate things. We must disappear into our new surroundings while maintaining the detachment that is required of the observer. Travel writing is about immersion, but it is also about being a stranger and an outsider. […]
Great news for Travelers’ Tales, great news for independent publishers, and good news for me, too. Thank you for the honor, Foreword Review.
Happy that Next Generation helps wave the flag for independent publishers and writers everywhere.
This is some of the most fun I’ve ever had: an essay written and inspired by objects hidden in my own library. Wisely, I asked my friend and neighbor Kate Uhry to take the photos. A story on travel, memory and books and how they all come together in a bookmark, for Tin House.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Palo Alto, and it was a warm, intimate evening. Plus, the Stickley chairs in the speaker’s area were divine.
How about 99 Places in France? Or, skip Chapter 25. Here’s the background. In 100 Places in France, I wanted to do some deep travel writing, and my editors at Travelers’ Tales were kind enough to let me. So, these 100 distinct stories are mainly about places in France with personal meaning for me and […]
Delighted that 100 PLACES IN FRANCE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO was a finalist in the 2015 Indie Book Awards for the Travel category. They even sent me a certificate, which is pretty.
This is going to be an incredible night, at Book Passage, one of the best bookstores on earth. I will be one of several travel writers reading in this installment of Lisa Alpine‘s series, Titillating Adventure Travel Tales, As Told by an All-Star Cast. Read details of the event here, and see you in Marin.
Please join me for a talk and some wine and otherwise a really fun evening at Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT, June 4 at 7 pm. I thanked the OWL in 100 PLACES IN FRANCE – it is a marvelous place. My friend, editor Doug Clement, wrote this lovely piece for Connecticut Magazine online.
Heading north on the book tour. This is going to be a terrific evening celebrating France in beautiful Exeter, New Hampshire. Begins at 5:30 when I will be reading at Water Street Books.
This exceptionally punishing New England winter is, at long last, fading out. Grass is beginning to reveal itself in ash-colored patches around the yard. The snowdrifts that line both sides of the driveway are blackened from exhaust but slowly disintegrating into lower and lower ridges. I hope by Easter, the last chunk of […]
I admire Caroline Leavitt greatly for her dedication to getting the word out about new books and all writers. Here, I talk about 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go on her terrific blog carolineleavittville.