Monthly Archives: May 2005


Book Expo News

Here’s some news I noticed in ForeWord Magazine about events at this week’s Book Expo of America: The Travel Publishers Association will be giving away its entire display of travel titles after the show. More than 50 travel publishers will have titles exhibited. A drawing from business cards left at […]


Backpack Nation Stories: Still time to vote!

Looking for something to read on this Memorial Day? How about twelve inspiring stories by travelers spreading goodwill around the world… Phase Three of The Backpack Nation contest ends at 11:59 pm on May 31st, which still leaves time for you to read the stories up for consideration and vote […]


InsideOut News

Editor and publisher of InsideOut Magazine, Helene Goupil and Josh Krist, have a new guidebook coming out this October: San Francisco, The Unknown City. In other news, the magazine has a blog, InsideOut and About, which I somehow managed to miss the past few months, and they are planning a […]


Blogebrity, Baby!

I made the C-LIST! It doesn’t sound as good as the A-LIST, but if you look and see who these lists are composed of, you’ll see the C ain’t half bad! Big thanks to whoever nominated me. I’m all big grins at this Wi-Fi cafe and some guy looked up […]


Bookmark Now with Kevin Smokler

Hey, we’re going to be a part of another Virtual Book Tour! Kevin Smokler, creator of the VBTs and who runs them for other authors and publishers, will be the star this time around. That’s right, Kevin is out with his own book, Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times. Please […]


BnA Travel Writing Forum

Did a quick check of the BootsnAll forums, always chock full of advice and tips on all things travel. Here are a few recent threads from the travel writing community: Writing & Editing Opportunities: Do you have any to add? Share more leads, or help out a fellow writer by […]


Thong Also Rises Update

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that we’re just wrapping up the final table of contents for The Thong Also Rises. I don’t think contracts or rejections will go out before the first two weeks of June. Please hang tight. It’s a great book, in fact I think […]


NYU Summer Workshop

What: NYU School of Professional Studies non-credit course From Traveler to Travel Writer: A Writing Workshop When: Friday & Saturday, July 8-9, 10 am – 4 pm Where: Washington Square Campus Cost: $340.00 (5% discount for online registration) Instructor: Beth Greenfield About the Class: From itinerant traveler to travel writer, […]


Vegas Mini Stats

Current Location: Bed, Home, Las Vegas, NV Current Weather: 99F yesterday Current Reads: Thong stories Days in Vegas since the move: 35 Cheapest price of unleaded gas I’ve found: $2.25 Average number of times I get hit on in a day: 1 Number of people buying me a fake engagement […]


Interview with Michael Shapiro

Michael Shapiro, the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives and Inspiration, was recently interviewed on KPBS. You can listen to the 15 minute interview right on their website. Michael is really putting out a great effort on the marketing front. He’s done […]