Monthly Archives: June 2003

Put Up or Shut Up: Take 12

OK so I frickin wrote yesterday. I can't tell you what I was more motivated by, not wanting an opportunity to pass me up or needing to do it to get what I want. I worked on a story, “Boxcar Leo,” about the time I tried to go freight train […]

Learning By Example

Sometimes it takes the right messenger for the words to sink in. Right now I'm listening to Rolf Potts. His recent posts on are more than inspiring. Rolf is a living example of how to be a successful travel writer. People, he’s handing out free advice. All you have […]

Blitzing for Sand

I'm hired! Travelers' Tales wants to make the most of this crucial launch period for Sand in My Bra, so they've offered me the opportunity to work full time out of their office for the first two weeks in July. I'll be working with Krista, and our new intern Ken, […]

Reviews of Sand

It's great to see and hear people talking about Sand in My Bra. Susan called yesterday to let me know that the Chronicle ran a review of it and A Woman’s World in the Datebook section. Two women discover Zen of globe-trotting While I don’t agree with the author’s premise […]

Sand at North Beach Festival

Travelers’ Tales lovers Krista, Tara, Kathy, and Tanya are helping Larry Habegger with our annual appearance at the North Beach Festival in San Francisco. It is fun and rewarding to connect with our regular fans as well as introduce the series to those who’ve never heard of us. I takes […]

Sand on the Booksense Bestseller List

Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin, Isabel Allende, Jennifer L. Leo in that order for spots 3-7 of the top bestselling travel literature books this past month! What am I talking about? Sand in My Bra was #7 on a list of bestselling travel literature books as tallied by more […]

Guava Magazine

I hadn't heard of this till Ayun mentioned it in the comments to yesterday's post about the new Dandelion. Thanks Ayun! Guava: the girls guide to travel is a print magazine with an online counterpart that appears just as hip and spicy as it claims to be. Guava is more […]

Travel Publishing Jobs

ROUGH GUIDES is hiring an editor to work on revised and new titles out of their New York City office. Sasquatch Books is hiring an acquiring editor. The main part of the job would be to manage the Best Places travel guidebook series. They are located in Seattle.

Dandelion — A magazine you’ve been wishing for

What does fullfillment mean to you? That seems to be the central theme behind the premiere issue of Dandelion. For publisher Michelle Theall and her readers, the answer can be found outdoors. I got excited when I saw the header of this new women's outdoor adventure, travel, sports and lifestyle […]

Sand at Distant Lands

Wow, what a great event! Louann from Distant Lands had stopped by the Travelers' Tales booth at BEA a few times to let us know how much they were looking forward to the event, and it showed. When I arrived they had a big frame around our Sand poster in […]