Laurie McAndish King’s latest book, An Elephant Ate My Arm: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler, won a silver from North American Book Awards. She’s going strong; this is the eighth national/international award Elephant has won, in addition to multiple awards for the stories themselves. Laurie is also co-hosting a one-day travel-writing workshop on Feb. 25 from 10-4 p.m. Contact Laurie for more information.
Brandy Collins will be reading on February 9th at the Salesforce Park Poetry Series, hosted by SF Grotto. The weekly poetry series runs through February at Salesforce Park in San Francisco. This event is free and open to the public with the first event on Feb. 2nd at 5pm and curated by JD Beltran.
Nora Heston Tarte published a travel article on Lake Tahoe in January, based on time spent at both Northstar and the Ritz Carlton, in the San Jose Mercury’s Eat, Drink, Play publication. She also published a travel feature on must-do California activities, in a California Bucket List feature for San Joaquin Magazine.
Enjoy the experience of being Royal in Diane Covington-Carter’s recently-published story in Wine, Dine and Travel Magazine. The article is about her stay at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne Switzerland and includes the discovery of nearby castles, gardens and vineyards in this 6-day itinerary.
Ginny Prior’s feature on French-inspired California inns is running this month in Ventura Blvd. and SouthBay Magazines.