Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Travels: My Dream Guide

Despite the fact that maintaining my American Nomad travel blog and working on back-to-back travel guides tends to stymie other beloved interests – such as playing my guitar, reading books on the hammock, writing this blog, and revising my novel – I'm grateful for my travel-writing career and delighted that my English degree has been put to good use. Frankly, I'm proud of the way my latest guide, Moon Florida Keys, is turning out, and I'm excited to be working on the fourth edition of Moon Michigan. Reflecting on my career thus far, I'm even happy with the work I did for Insight Guides, a London-based company for which I updated and revised several books, including ones about Los Angeles, San Diego, and America's national parks. Still, there's one place that I have yet to cover in book form, and given some of my previous posts – which explore everything from Cafe Du Monde to king cake season – I'll bet you can guess which one... Although nothing's carved in stone yet, it looks like I might be writing the third edition of a guide I've long wanted to write. Let's just hope that Avalon likes my book proposal!

So, what about you? Any good news?


Tabitha Bird said...

Cafe Du Mode? New Orleans? I am Australian so I am allowed to get that one wrong :)

Good for you though. Sounds exciting!

Good news? Yes, I hope so very soon. But I can't share yet.

Laura Martone said...

Yep, you guessed right. Guess the cathedral picture makes it fairly obvious... even for an Aussie. ;-)

As for YOUR good news... hmm, well, color me intrigued. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Becky said...

That would be so cool!!!! I'd be first in line to buy it! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Good news... let's see. Sold our boat, hoping to soon get solar panels on our house here. All healthy, and soon to be visiting family in Dallas...

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Becky! Good mojo like yours is helpful! I'll keep you posted about the guide - I'm so excited about it!!!

As for YOU, a lot seems to be happening out west. Congrats on selling your boat, and good luck with the solar panels. Would you guys be off the grid then?

Obviously, I'm happy to hear that everyone is healthy - and I hope you have a wonderful (if hot) time in Dallas. ;-)