There’s no place like home – especially in a pandemic. Diane Covington Carter just published her essay on Sheltering in Place, 7,000 miles from home, in the Napa Valley Register.
Meanwhile, she’s also announcing that her memoir, Finding Gilbert, A Promise Fulfilled, (2018) has garnered a Gold Award from the SATW Western Chapter.
Covington has been writing about the D-Day anniversaries in her father’s honor since the 50th, which is also when she found her father’s orphan, Gilbert, the subject of her memoir. She traveled to France to cover the 75th anniversary of D-Day, last June.
“It was so moving and such an honor to interview the veterans, in their 90’s,” says Covington, “and because I was doing so many articles, I had a Press Pass and got to be up front, along the side, for the event on June 6th with 12,000 people.”
There are 8 different articles from that trip on www.dianecovingtoncarter.com
Other recently published articles by Covington Carter include an essay about searching for her Irish roots, which came out for St. Patrick’s Day, March 16, 2020, Napa Valley Register.
“On our way to New Zealand in January, for our annual trip to our home there, we flew Fiji Airways this time and spent four glorious days in the island paradise. As I write this we are in ‘lockdown’ in New Zealand for four weeks and our flights home have been cancelled. Our time in Fiji feels like a dream. Here is one of the articles I wrote about that trip. Napa Valley Register, March 23, 2020”:
And another Fiji one for Real Food Traveler, March 30, 2020