Posts by Laurie McAndish King

Wandering in Andalusia

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Blog, Calendar | 0 comments

Wandering in Andalusia

Lovers of travel, Spain and sunny southern climes: You’re invited to join the editors and contributing writers for the fifth book in the award-winning Wanderland series, Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain for book launch parties featuring wine, tapas and literary treats. In Andalusia we discovered a country ripe with contradiction: an arid landscape filled with lush gardens; the practice of elaborate Christian rituals in churches echoing a rich Islamic past; a land of bullfighters, gypsies, poets, philosophers and scholars; a place where duende and alegría coexist. As we spread out in this inviting territory, we encountered Columbus and the...

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Wanderland produces an author

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Wanderland produces an author

Thanks to Wanderland Writers, I’m evolving from writer to author. While it’s thrilling to be published in the Wanderland Writers anthologies, an even higher high is to author a whole book—and that’s just what this motivating group has helped me to do. My collection of 23 true travel stories, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, is launching in August. Half of those stories were written after trips with Linda and Joanna, nurtured by Linda and Joanna, edited by Linda and Joanna, and celebrated by Wanderland Writers. I so appreciate the instruction and motivation—not to mention the fun!—I’ve had on these trips, and it’s no exaggeration to say...

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Things to do in Cornwall

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Blog, Cornwall | 0 comments

Things to do in Cornwall

I found this site, lookaroundcornwall.com, listing things to see and do, beaches, restaurants, gardens, galleries, museums, shopping, historical sites, churches, etc.  If you find more helpful sites, please post links in the “Comments” section of this post. Share...

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Wandering in Paris wins—in Paris

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Wandering in Paris wins—in Paris

Congratulations to the writers, editors, designer, and printer of Wandering in Paris: Luminaries and Love in the City of Light! The anthology has won another award; this time at the 2014 Paris Book Festival...

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Wandering Close to Home—Getting to know Kelly Corrigan

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Wandering Close to Home—Getting to know Kelly Corrigan

You don’t have to wander far to find fascinating content. I recently attended Dominican University’s Leadership Lecture Series with Book Passage in San Rafael to hear East Bay author Kelly Corrigan speak about her latest book, Glitter and Glue. The title refers to Kelly’s mom’s characterization of herself and Kelly’s dad: “Your father’s the glitter, but I’m the glue” that holds our family together. I loved Kelly’s coming-of-middle-age story called The Middle Place—that was reason enough to go hear her. But I’d had no idea the writer was such a powerhouse: She has survived breast cancer, helped raise more than $4,000,000 for Oakland’s...

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Wanderland Writer wins Prestigious Award

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Wanderland Writer wins Prestigious Award

Wanderland Writer Laurie McAndish King earned a gold award in the SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Her winning story, Silk from Ashes, is about one determined woman and 11,640 tiny insect eggs that made a huge difference in the lives of survivors in war-torn Croatia. The story was published in the Bay Area Travel Writers anthology, Travel Stories from Around the Globe, available in both print and ebook versions. The entry deadline for SATW‘s 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition is April 1st, so get your stories ready to enter! The competition is open to all North American journalists (not just SATW members), and it’s judged...

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Wanderlanders Take to the Waves

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Wanderlanders Take to the Waves

The airwaves, that is. Wanderland writers Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King, along with Jonathan Taylor, had a wide-ranging conversation on “Lilycat on Stuff” FCC-free radio. The show begins with one of my favorite songs, Tom Waits’ “Blind Love,” and we go on to discuss love and sex, underwear (check out Blackbird Underpinnings lingerie), humor, coming out, voyeurism, rhythm, zombies, the path to enlightenment, poetry, fearlessness, the laws of thermodynamics, bagel factories, and more. Listen to Lilycat live on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at Studio 1A. Share...

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Bali Shadows published on Passionfruit

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

Anne Sigmon’s Bali Shadows, (one of the stories from Wandering in Bali — A Tropical Paradise Discovered) was published on the front page of Passionfruit on June 28th. Congratulations Anne! Share this:ShareEmailFacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInRedditPrint

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Press for Eat, Pray, Scrub

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

A condensed version of Eat, Pray, Scrub (one of the stories from Wandering in Bali — A Tropical Paradise Discovered) was printed in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 15th. You can read the article, titled When a body reading in Indonesia just isn’t enough on SF Gate. Share this:ShareEmailFacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInRedditPrint

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Worldhum publishes Bali Belly and the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

When Linda Watanabe McFerrin fell ill, all the travel meds in the world couldn’t keep the undead away. Read Linda’s story Bali Belly and the Zombie Apocalypse (from the anthology Wandering in Bali — A Tropical Paradise Discovered) on Worldhum on May 17th. Share this:ShareEmailFacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInRedditPrint

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