Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Some great news this week. For the past five years, I've wanted to get a travel story into a Travelers Tales anthology (you can find a ton of them in the narrative travel section at local bookstores) and now, after opening my veins up at the keyboard, staying up late into the wee hours of the morning, and enduring years of writers' conferences, critiques, and revisions...the literary genie is delivering!

The book is hot off the press... My story "Mama Chihuahua: World's Fiercest Travel Partner," is featured in the newest humor travel anthology "What Color Is Your Jockstrap?" along with stories by Susan Orlean (author of "The Orchid Thief") and Tim Cahill (award-winning travel writer and founding editor of "Outside Magazine"). This is an excellent and hilarious collection of stories by some heavy-hitters in American Travel writing....Rolf Potts, Elliott Hester, Doug Lansky, as well as several other literary wanderlusts.

With eager anticipation, I have several booksigning events arranged over the summer:

-Book signing on the 4th of July in Cataract Falls, Indiana. (Actually, this one will be small but mighty...a crew of my father and stepmother's friends will be gathering...)

-Book signing and a slideshow (on North Vietnam) on Thursday, July 13th at Red's Cafe in Santa Barbara, CA from 7-11 p.m.

-Book signing, party, and Vietnam slideshow with the Thurston Girls (Mama Chihuahua and yours truly) in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 22nd.

-Book signing with Tim Cahill and editor Jen Leo at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, CA on August 16th.

Lots of good stuff coming together this year!
If you've read the book, please give us a good plug on Amazon.com. Jen Leo, the folks at T Tales, myself, and all of the other contributors would love to see this book continue with great success. The other books in this series have all been best-sellers...keeping our fingers crossed with sweet anticipation!

For more updates on other booksigning event and juicy info about the contributors, check out Jen Leo's sexy site:

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