I’m proud to announce that my story Silk from Ashes was selected to be included in Travel Stories from Around the Globe, an anthology of discoveries, insights and adventures from the members of Bay Area Travel Writers. The book features 23 juried stories, with an introduction by Don George, editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler.
My story is about the way women in Dubrovnik, after enduring bombs and occupation, siege and starvation, were able to transmute ashes into a source of dignity and independence — with a little help from 11,640 insect eggs hidden in one courageous woman’s cleavage.
Reviews of the book include:
“The pieces in this anthology offer surprise, serendipity, connection, and personal transformation—all crucial ingredients for good travel writing. The collection proves, once again, that the Bay Area is home to so many talented storytellers.”
— Julia Cosgrove
VP and Editor in Chief of Afar magazine
“Travel is about seeing the world with new eyes, so from time to time it’s worth taking a break from Theroux, Bryson, Morris, Iyer and Co. to discover fresh voices, and fresh perspectives. With stories ranging from the poignant to the hilarious, this collection of pieces by the Bay Area Travel Writers will give you a fresh set of eyes with which to see the world.”
— John Flinn
Former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle
“Each entry in Travel Stories from Around the Globe zooms in on an unpredictable experience—a journey within a journey—that reveals more about a place than you’d ever learn from a guidebook. To read them is to be transported into other travelers’ minds and shoes on journeys defined by open-mindedness and courage, curiosity and doubt. It will make you yearn to pack your bags and collect some travel stories of your own.”
— Janet Fullwood
Winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year award