Wanderland produces an author

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

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 that without Wanderland Writers, I wouldn’t have written a book.

I hope you can all join me at one or more launch events. Here’s what I have scheduled (more to come):

So here’s a huge and heartfelt Thank-You to all the Wanderland Writers, and especially to Linda and Joanna!


  1. A well deserved success to a lovely person!I already anticipate a volume II, knowing you can do it.
    Will definitely join at Book Passage in Corte Madera and SF.
    Congratulations! I hope you’re beaming, even in your sleep!

  2. Can’t wait to read the book and celebrate with you at the luwak-laced launch parties!

  3. Hip hip hurray for Laurie! This is wonderful, and I think it’s fair to say Wanderland Writers wouldn’t be the same without you. You’re the best!


  4. Laurie, I love the new book, and I think Kirkus gave you an excellent review. Can’t wait to see you/listen to you at almost all of your events, intrepid traveler and writer. Wanderland salutes you!!

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