Laurie McAndish King Wins Major Book Award

Laurie McAndish King

Member Laurie McAndish King’s most recent book, Your Crocodile has Arrived: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler, has been named a finalist in the American Book Fest 2019 Best Book Awards. The Best Book Awards brought in over 2,000 entries in 2019—one of its biggest years since the program kicked off in 2004.

"Your Crocodile Has Arrived" - by Laurie McAndish King
“Your Crocodile Has Arrived” – by Laurie McAndish King

Laurie also reports that she’s been experimenting with Amazon Ads for the book, and is currently selling about one book a day using this method.
Laurie’s award-winning travel stories and photography have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, Travelers Tales’ The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and Lonely Planet’s The Kindness of Strangers. Her first book, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! True stories from a curious traveler, won four literary awards.
Here a 2017 interview Laurie did with fellow BATW member and NPR radio host Tom Wilmer at


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