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Click to listen to this recent podcast, Vignettes and Postcards from Paris, from the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Lavinia Spalding, Andrew McCarthy and I will be taking the amphitheater stage on July 29 at 4pm in Washington, CT at the Five Senses Festival. And here we are.
Why There are Words presents: Adventure, and I will be reading about Morocco, with Erin Byrne, Kimberley Lovato, and others on November 9, 2017 at 7 pm. Here is the link to the event: http://www.whytherearewords.com/2017/10/14/why-there-are-words-presents-adventure-in-sausalito-november-9/
For a while, I worked as a French teacher, a permanent substitute filling in for stretches at a time. The experience changed my life, and I wrote about it. The essay is in this new anthology from Creative Nonfiction.
Last year, I wrote an essay about my mother and her love of Morocco. This week, it won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in the Personal Comment category. It’s my fifth essay that has been honored by the SATW, and it gets more exciting every time. Here’s what the […]
Another lovely volume from Travelers’ Tales/Solas House, with a terrific introduction by Rolf Potts. My memoir essay from Morocco is in this anthology.
My friend Erin Byrne edited these two marvelous collections of travel stories: Vignettes and Postcards from Morocco and Vignettes and Postcards from Paris. I’m very excited to have essays in both of them.
I write about this photo – me long ago in Morocco – in my story ‘Time or the Sahara Wind.’ Scroll down, way down: this essay won a Gold Solas Award for travel memoir – my favorite category, in fact. It’s an honor. I’d like to thank…….Travelers’ Tales/Solas House for keeping the travel essay alive, thriving […]
This is a list, published on Peter Greenberg (CBS and PBS’s Travel Detective) of recommended travel books. It’s great for 100 Places in France to be in such high-powered and talented company. The roster was compiled by the amazing people at Traveler’s Bookcase in Los Angeles.
I don’t get to San Francisco enough, but when I go, I always hope to stop by Book Passage in Corte Madera – and even better, to do an event there. My friend, the lovely writer Lisa Alpine, hosts a series and in June 2015, I did a reading with my great friends and colleagues Lavinia Spalding and Candace Rose Rardon. […]
Very pleased that my essay about the unexpected pleasure of traveling through France alone has won a Lowell Thomas Award for personal comment. I’m in great company: Here is a list of the winners, and here, again, is my story. And this is what the judges said: Marcia DeSanctis’ strong, first-person narrative captures what one is supposed to […]
Happy to report that “100 Places in France….” won first prize in the Travel category at the Paris Book Festival. The book keeps chugging away.
He was my editor and now he’s my friend, too. I’ll be interviewing the great Don George at Corner Bookstore on Madison and 94th St, at 6 pm Friday September 11. The occasion is the release of his lovely book, The Way of Wanderlust.
Great news for Travelers’ Tales, great news for independent publishers, and good news for me, too. Thank you for the honor, Foreword Review.