Elephants in the Coffee

Elephants are the world’s largest agricultural pests, threatening the livelihoods—and even the lives—of coffee growers in southern India. Of course, the reason for human/elephant conflict is that humans are encroaching on the elephants’ land. I interviewed...

Join me Wandering in Andalusia

Wanderland Writers has published another travel anthology, and this one, IMHO, is the best yet. It’s Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain. The sixteen authors share stories and poems about a country ripe with contradiction: an arid landscape filled...

Interviews from the Book Passage Travel Writers Conference

I love the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, and had a great time interviewing conference instructors at the 24th annual event in August, 2015. It offers writing and photography workshops, panels, and faculty presentations, and is regarded...

Don George at the Commonwealth Club

I had such fun interviewing Don George at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 7th! It was the first time I’d done a live interview, and there was a lot to keep track of: asking questions, listening to responses and following up, weaving in questions...