A Fabulous Book Launch!

When the Red Gates Opened was published on September 22 and immediately became a #1 new release on Amazon in two categories. During the week of publication, I celebrated with two fantastic events: fun launch event with dozens of friends and family sponsored by Brick...

An adventure trip not taken

Ten years ago, I researched Issyk-Kul, a beautiful lake in the Heavenly Mountains of Central Asia, where I set a dramatic scene, the climax of the story of Daughter of Xanadu and Son of Venice. Today, May 8, I was supposed to visit that lake, at long last, as part of...

Travel in the Time of Covid-19

Okay, so I was planning a trip to China April 1-19 this year—and had to cancel for obvious reasons. I really wanted to go this spring because my memoir about China is coming out this fall, and I was hoping to see what the latest trends are in China. Well, the latest...

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