Abroad In My Own Country

Abroad In My Own Country

I was a broad.  No, wait. That’s not right. I was abroad. Well, technically, that’s not right either. But both seem a little right. And a little wrong. I was a broad abroad in my own country. If you saw my last post (and hey, can I just point out...
Upcoming Appearances

Upcoming Appearances

I’m not a tech-y person. So it’s kind of hilarious that this whole author turned bestselling author turned speaker thing started with a blog. I feel like they were less complicated “back in the day.” Of course, “back in the day” was...
Less Woe-i-some (or Writers Woes Part 3)

Less Woe-i-some (or Writers Woes Part 3)

[This is part 3. It will make more sense if you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2.] A conversation I overheard during the Travel Writers and Photographers Conference: 1st Woman: “Did you meet the king?” 2nd Woman: “No, he was too sick. Did you?” 1st Woman: “Yes,” she...
Writer Woes (With Dogs)- Part 2

Writer Woes (With Dogs)- Part 2

[You read part 1, right? NO? Okay, read that first… we’ll wait for you.]   Yeah, so, I went to the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. Or, in my case, I leaped out of the “yeah, this travel memoir isn’t for us” frying pan into...
Writer Woes — Part I

Writer Woes — Part I

When we last chatted (or, um, I posted, you read), I was headed off to a glorious month of writing in Paso Robles. Yeah, um…not so fast. Turns out, I’m not a writer. Sure, right, I’ve been a really crappy blog writer. But recently I’ve hit a hard, painful, wall...
A Writing Retreat– With Dogs

A Writing Retreat– With Dogs

Today I depart for Paso Robles for a month long writing retreat. A month. I can hardly believe it. The beagles will be with me, and Chris and different friends will be with me from time to time. And for a few days I’ll be in Corte Madera at the Book Passage...