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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Member & Secty of B.C. Association of Travel Writers, freelance travel writer, editor/publisher TRAVEL THRU HISTORY ezine www.travelthruhistory.com, writer for EuropeUpClose, travel blogger http://travelthroughhistory.blogspot.com
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
budget travel, solo travel, Greece, UK, Canada, some Turkey, Chile, Malaysia
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
South America, Jordan, Cook Islands
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I teach travel writing for VSB Continuing Education. Know some Greek.

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Traveling in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

While I was doing research for my historical fiction novel SHADOW OF THE LION, I combined my research trips with travel writing. I published several different stories about my trips in northern Greece during this time.  Now my novel is finished -- a long journey! -- and it will be published next August 2014 in two parts, the second book to follow 18 months later.  Publisher is MediaArias-CDM, UK.

You can see a blog about the novel here:  …


Posted on October 7, 2013 at 7:47pm

Writing Away: All About Travel and Historical Writing



The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet.

                                                           Tao te Ching, Verse 64


There is a similarity between historical writing and travel writing.  Both are about journeys:  one is a journey back in time, the other a journey of the present.  Where the difference lies is in the style of the…


Posted on April 11, 2012 at 11:15am

What To Do If You Can't Afford An Overseas Trip?

As I just finished a major historical fiction novel and, after a year of readers critiques and editing I've just turned it over to a professional editor for the final run-through before submitting.  (The novel is titled 'SHADOW OF THE LION', set in Babylon, Asia Minor and Greece after Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC).  The novel itself was a long, long journey. And now the editing/publishing part is the last long haul. 


Thing is, it costs to have a professional editor…


Posted on February 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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