My travels don’t end with Africa; I’ve also bungee-jumped in New Zealand, road-tripped through Ireland and fondue-dipped in Paris. What’s next? South America. Or maybe Southeast Asia. Or Tasmania…
During my three years with the Houston Chronicle, I covered politics out of the paper’s Washington bureau, then transitioned to the Houston newsroom to report on city hall. Later, as a health reporter, I followed a young couple as they tried to save their unborn twins from a rare disease and chronicled a sick teenage boy’s wait for a donor kidney. (Read some of my newspaper clips here.)
This is my first book. I’m represented by literary agent Rachelle Gardner.
I do some of my best thinking while running.
Want to contact me? The best way to get in touch is via e-mail: email@example.com.
A few stories on travel and writing that I’ve written for other publications:
- In Modern Cameroon polygamy doesn’t pay. A news story for The Christian Science Monitor about the decline of polygamy. It features the Cameroonian family who plays a major role in my travel memoir. (Nov. 2008)
- Baylor’s West African AIDS project perseveres. A Houston Chronicle article about a pediatric AIDS clinic in Burkina Faso. Jean’s story is included in my book. (Sept. 2008)
- In Africa, the discussion is of Obama. An Op-Ed for the Albany Times Union about traveling in Africa when Obama’s running for president. Africans want him to win, but they doubt he will. Another topic I explore in my memoir. (Oct. 2008)
- Seven Things I’ve Learned So Far (about writing). Guest post for The Guide to Literary Agents blog. (Jan. 2010)
- Three Little-Known Beach Getaways in Western Africa. For the Matador Network. (June 2009)
- Ten Tips for Blogging from Developing Countries. For the Matador Network. (April 2010)
My favorite interviews with me:
- Marianne Elliot’s blog. On building a writing community.
- Mira’s List. A look inside a writer’s retreat. (Nov. 2009)
- On Writers’ Retreats and Travel Writing. Podcast with The Creative Penn. (Oct. 2009)