Jen Leo Interview on GoNomad.com

By: on December 22, 2004 | # | Comments (2)

GoNomad.com was nice enough to interview me this month.

Jen Leo: Bra, Panties, and Talent

Their support has a lot to do with travel writer Kent E. St. John being a huge Travelers' Tales fan.

As it turns out, I had been on their site getting valuable travel information just before they contacted me about the interview. Truly. I was all over "The GoNOMAD MINI GUIDE to Freighter Travel,"and "The GoNOMAD MINI GUIDE to Flying Cheap: Air Courier Travel." However, GoNomad is just as entertaining as it is informative. Just take a look at "The Bathroom Diaries," and "Travel Chic: How to Refurbish Vintage Luggage."

But back to the interview...I hope you enjoy it and learn something new. I tried not to repeat stories I'd told in Rolf's interview.


Fancy Pants Contest Winner Announced

By: on December 10, 2004 | # | Comments (1)

What kind of women go out and buy new underwear, decorate it with pens, sequins, charms, feathers, candy, horseshoes, fortune cookies, TV remote controls, and anything else you can think of to attract attention, then put it in the mail, sometimes send it airmail across oceans, just to get a free book? Fun women! Travel Lovin' Women! Women who have an unlicensed sense of humor!

When Susan first told me her idea for the Fancy Pants Contest, I couldn't have imagined the types of creative undies that were soon to be weighing our postman down. We received more than 34 undergarments from all over the globe. Every week Susan and Christy, Eva, Jennica, and Laura would hang the new arrivals on clotheslines that hung from the Travelers’ Tales office. We watched people walking by giggling to themselves, and even met new neighbors who just had to ask what the panties were all about.

And the winner is…

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The Queer Eye on Whose Panties Are These?

By: on December 8, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
On Monday night the Left Coast Writers had an event at Book Passage featuring Michael Shapiro in the Travel Annex....

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Fancy Pants Contest Update

By: on November 15, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Big huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Fancy Pants Contest! Yes, we have a winner. We have one...

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Lucky #13

By: on November 10, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
We're moving up the charts. Last week we were #14. This week, we're #13 on the Southern California Booksellers Association...

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Contributors Push Our Panties!

By: on November 8, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Enormous thanks to Canadian contributors Michele Petersen and Colleen Friesen for their efforts in spreading the good Panties word at...

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Whose Panties on a Bestseller List

By: on November 3, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Being back at the TT office gets me into the news first hand. Whose Panties Are These? was just ranked...

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What is a lame event?

By: on October 30, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
I'm not usually negative about events. Even when nobody shows up. Come on, I've done plenty of events where there...

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Post a picture on Amazon with your review

By: on October 27, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
I just saw on CNET that Amazon has a new feature where reviewers can post a pic with their words....

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Meet Me in LA Tonight!

By: on October 25, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
I love Distant Lands! Last year Sand in My Bra was their #1 best selling title. A true honor. Well,...

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My Latest Publicity Stunt

By: on October 18, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I'm at Travelers' Tales today going through our media database and sending off radio pitches. I must be hungry for...

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Panties Panties Panties!

By: on October 18, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Oh man, these are great. Check out the latest entries that came in last week! You won't want to miss...

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Litsqueeeak, I mean Litquake

By: on October 16, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Another occassion of low expectations turning out pretty dern all right. I had my 20th appearance for Whose Panties Are...

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Rolf Potts: The Man, The Myth, the Hottie

By: on October 15, 2004 | # | Comments (8)
So, here I am cruising around the country doing author events for my latest book. The way these events go,...

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Dinner with Booksellers

By: on October 10, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
This year I was the guest author for our sales rep to show around at the Great Lakes Booksellers Association...

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Author Signing at the GLBA 2004

By: on October 10, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
Ha ha! It looks like I am posting before Jay Gesin. We did not end up doing any head to...

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Debate This! Jen at the Wisconsin Book Festival

By: on October 9, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
You gotta love it when low expectations get blown out of the water. Last night was my final event for...

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Meet Me in Chicago at the Savvy Traveller!

By: on October 7, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
TONIGHT is the big event at The Savvy Traveller. For those of you who will be coming by there are...

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Well, the Debate was More Important

By: on September 30, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Tonight's event was in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Home of those pesky UM Wolverines. The staff at Nicola's Little Professor were...

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Talking With My Mouthful

By: on September 30, 2004 | # | Comments (7)
So I was on the phone with Susan this afternoon asking her to get some books shipped to Wordstock 2004...

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More Great Underwear!

By: on September 30, 2004 | # | Comments (6)
You are not going to believe what these clever women are turning in. I don't know how we are going...

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Whose Panties at Third Place Books

By: on September 28, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
I had been talking up Third Place Books to Deanna and Barb all week. Last year, it ranked as the...

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Appreciating Non Fame in Seattle

By: on September 25, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Thanks to the free wireless at Elliott Bay Book Company, I'm sitting near the entrance to my next author event....

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The Question Everyone is Asking...

By: on September 23, 2004 | # | Comments (9)
Apparently, the underwear titles are quite a hit. I'm starting to get a taste of what Tim Cahill must go...

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Whose Panties at Wide World Books & Maps in Seattle

By: on September 23, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
First of all, I think Seattle is the best town to do author events in on the West Coast. We’ve...

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No Panties at Powell's

By: on September 22, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
Yesterday I went in to the Powell's Travel Store on Pioneer Square. I wasn't that surprised when I didn't see...

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A Taste of the Rock Star Life

By: on September 20, 2004 | # | Comments (2)
The Panties tour goes to Portland, Oregon. There wasn’t a large amphitheatre, blinding lights, or thousands of fans screaming my...

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Whose Panties Event at Bloomsbury Books

By: on September 16, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
The drive up to Ashland was easy. I've done it several times before and mostly knew how far away I...

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The Fancy Pants Pictures Are Up!

By: on September 15, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Oh my gosh you ladies are funny! Susan masterminded this hilarious promotional stunt, and it's a crack up. Decorated panties...

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Thanks for the Great Kick Off!

By: on September 15, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Well, I'll admit that this tour came up so fast I still haven't told everyone and am annoying people right...

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Whose Panties at Easy Going in Berkeley

By: on September 12, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
I loved kicking off the tour at Easy Going though it was not without a rocky start. GraceAnn Walden was...

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EVENTS! Up the West Coast & in the Midwest

By: on September 7, 2004 | # | Comments (6)
Come on out to an event for Whose Panties Are These?! the laugh-out-loud sequel to Sand in My Bra. Events...

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I Think We Need To Party!

By: on September 2, 2004 | # | Comments (11)
My stress is showing. People are looking at me funny. I'm barking at Rolf in comments sections. I'm having bad...

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Fancy Pants Contest!

By: on August 31, 2004 | # | Comments (5)
Now you can get crazy participating in this year's fun with Whose Panties Are These?! Travelers' Tales is now accepting...

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Publicity Wish List

By: on August 27, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
Whose Panties Are These? is back from the printer and it looks GREAT! I saw the boxes come in today...

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These Things Happen

By: on July 3, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
On Friday night I got an email from Larry that said two of our book excerpts were being cut from...

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Chop.Chop.Chop.

By: on June 27, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
I am now into the fifth revision of my story for the Panties book. The original version was way too...

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Final Stretch

By: on May 14, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Sorry to have been remiss this week. I've had my head down working on the final manuscript. Right now I'm...

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Back to the Shop

By: on April 28, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
As you know I've been editing Whose Panties Are These? on the road in Europe. Well, that is coming to...

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Almost there...

By: on February 20, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
I'm wrapping up my first selection to turn into Travelers' Tales. But let me tell you, it's going to be...

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If You Wanna Get in the Book...

By: on February 4, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
...stop emailing me and asking me if you made it. Actually, I can be much nicer. I am still reading...

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Editing Whose Panties Are These

By: on January 11, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
I'm in full gear editing the sequel to Sand in My Bra. I checked in with Travelers' Tales this week,...

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