Key West Literary Seminar

So, anybody who is anybody is going to the Key West Literary Seminar. Except me. I was last to know, gosh darnit. Word on the street is that they’re all booked up, but I wanted to let you know about this star-studded event anyway. When: January 5-8, 2006 Where: San […]

Litquake Litcrawl in SF this Weekend!!

There is nothing like the Litquake Litcrawl…anywhere! And of course San Francisco delivers it up like only SF can´┐ŻWith heaps of vibrant literati ebullience. One night 150 authors in 26 venues…in the San Francisco Mission neighborhood I don’t have the exact quote, but someone from the San Francisco Chronicle last […] Writing Conferences is hosting some travel writing conferences. They were smart and got Don George, which is the only reason this caught my eye. It’s interesting, they have a ton of sponsors, so I’m figuring lots of money. They’re having it at the Four Seasons….so why does their website look like […]

FREE Travel Writing Class in Chicago

Hey everybody, Just wanted to let you know it’s time to get your butt down to The Savvy Traveller in Chicago. They are celebrating their 20th Annniversary this year! Can you believe it? TWENTY years! To join them in the partay, I’ll be teaching a travel writing workshop on October […]


There are a lot of creative efforts to encourage people to help out those who’ve lost from the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Do what you can, and if you’re in the Bay Area this week, go see some of your favorite writers at Book Passage. This will be an event you […]

Book Passage TW&PC: More Pictures

Here are some more pictures from Day 2 of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. I didn’t take notes or pics at the evening event. Patricia Schultz was speaking about her experience with 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Basically, she’s sold 1.7 million copies, it took […]

Book Passage: Day 1

Lets give a friendly hello to all the new writers coming to Written Road from the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. If you want to get straight to submissions guidelines, head on over to the Categories on the right side of the page and click Market Leads. There’s […]

Tonight with the Left Coast Writers

Hey, I’ll be at Book Passage tonight with the Left Coast Writers. It’s a fantastic Bay Area networking group for writers. I have a bunch of friends that are in it and really benefit from having a community of writers co-promote their work. They support each others books, as well […]

Friday Boots News

Two quick bits of BootsnAll news before the weekend begins… Forbes has released their fairly extensive list of 2005 top picks for websites, including a variety of travel categories. In the travel blog group, the Boots gang gets a mention. Yeah! Also, today on the Boots Blog, Donovan plugs an […]

Think Cool Travel

Have you heard about the “coolest” Travel Summit on the Planet? Many of us across the US are baking right now in extreme heat and humidity. So, if you need to cool down, take a minute to daydream of a friendlier climate, where stars of the travel publishing industry just […]