I’ve been asked a lot lately how I became a travel writer. The answer is, by accident. But it was this story – about a woman I met in Moscow, a memoir from the Cold War – that launched my career. I submitted it everywhere (and I mean everywhere – one fancy editor said, “There’s not enough […]
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.
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.