Monthly Archives: February 2005


Travel Writers are Self Indulgent?

Well I don’t think any of us will disagree with Tom, but I’m sure we all consider ourselves the exception. Right? Me, self indulgent? Only when I’m pampering myself, talking about myself, and trying to get the attention of others. Oh wait…we’re talking about travel writing. The good, bad and […]


X Quest and Geo Greats on CTV

OK, so what kind of satellite dish cable TV do I need to have to get a Canadian channel? “X marks the spot for adventure travel” by Kathy Muldoon tells us of some good programming this month. X-Quest, Sat., Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. on CTV Travel: The use of […]


Here’s something that passed my inbox a few times this past week. There’s no reason why this can’t also be a travel story…. Best Sex Writing 2005 will offer exactly what it says in the title: the best sex writing that has been published during the past year. The time […]


HarperCollins: Publisher Branding

Ok, I'll admit it, I didn't know that HarperCollins started author tours. And I have never even heard of Jane Friedman. But considering how big I am on author events, tours, and book publicity in general— I was happy to read this article. Michael Crichton? He’s Just the Author” by […]


Eric Hansen on NPR Weekend Edition

The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer continues to get press. Eric Hansen was featured today on NPR’s weekend edition. You can listen to the interview, or read “Arlette and Madame Perruche,” an excerpt from the book, on their site. Here’s the lead… “It was a warm summer evening when […]


Submission Call: Travel Stories for AudioExpedition

Having trouble getting your travel stories into the print market? Why not try audio. AudioExpedition from Pemaquid Audiobooks is looking for travel narratives. “We’re collecting poignant, meaningful, funny, grim, quirky, and entertaining true travel essays, and book excerpts for these collections. Stories should be reflective on the people and cultures; […]


Flipflopping Both Sides of Publishing

This week I was working in the new Travelers’ Tales office in Palo Alto. I really love it there. High ceilings, colorful office, new computer, and the best part—a great neighborhood. Wednesday I had a rootbeer float in the afternoon because we’re right across the street from the Peninsula Creamery. […]


Michael Shapiro at the LA Times Travel Show

Here is a guest post from Michael Shapiro about his two most recent events: After a 22-event fall tour, I kicked off my 2005 schedule for A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives and Inspiration with an event at the wonderful Capitola Book CafĂ© and […]