We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving here in the US (umm, tomorrow already? Guess I’ll be going to the grocery store as soon as this note is written). This year, I have a lot to be thankful for, including another year of this blog and the enthusiasm of all of you who follow it. Hard toContinue reading “Give the Gift of the Camino AND Shop Small this Saturday”
Category Archives: Book News
The Cheltenham Literature Festival (and a Bonus Book Review of Travels With a Stick)
The email came as a surprise. “I am getting in touch to invite you to this year’s Cheltenham for a panel event about modern pilgrimages.” “This year’s Cheltenham”…as in the Cheltenham Literature Festival, in Cheltenham, England. The oldest festival of its kind in the world, Cheltenham is a big deal. It draws tens of thousands of peopleContinue reading “The Cheltenham Literature Festival (and a Bonus Book Review of Travels With a Stick)”
New Podcast with Out There: On Being a Secular Pilgrim and a Non-Outdoorsy Hiker
Need something to listen to on these long winter nights (especially for those of you in the Pacific Northwest, facing another week of being snowed in*)? My interview with Out There Podcast about walking a thousand miles on the Camino de Santiago released this week. Last December, a radio producer came to my apartment and held aContinue reading “New Podcast with Out There: On Being a Secular Pilgrim and a Non-Outdoorsy Hiker”
How to Thru-Hike Without Suffering: My Ignite Seattle Talk
The book is launched, the book tour is happening, and right now I’m just trying to keep up with it all. We started with a bang last week, when I had the gift of sharing the Camino with a crowd of 600 people at Ignite Seattle, “the largest open submission public speaking event in the Pacific Northwest.”Continue reading “How to Thru-Hike Without Suffering: My Ignite Seattle Talk”
Talking about the Camino with Pilgrim Strong and Project Camino
Wow, how the time flies! The official launch of Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago is still a week away, but it’s already hitting bookstore shelves here in the Seattle area, and the launch is in full swing. As you can probably imagine, this is aContinue reading “Talking about the Camino with Pilgrim Strong and Project Camino”
2 Months to Release: An Update
Writing and publishing a book, I’m learning, does weird things to time. On one hand, it seems like I’ve been working toward the release of Walking to the End of the World forever (well, okay, three years). On the other hand, the days left before release are flying by. October 1 is just around the corner, andContinue reading “2 Months to Release: An Update”
Book Cover Reveal!
Three years ago today, Eric and I woke before dawn, pulled on backpacks and hiking clothes that still felt awkward, and walked out of Le Puy, France, on what would be a 79-day, life-changing trip. And so it’s particularly fitting that today is the day I get to introduce you to the face of Walking toContinue reading “Book Cover Reveal!”
We Have a Title!
My Camino story is one step closer to publication! After a couple weeks of winging ideas around, the incredible team at Mountaineers Books and I have finalized the title: Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago It’s a lot of words, but it captures perfectly the thingsContinue reading “We Have a Title!”
Great Big Exciting Book News: I have a publisher!
Two years ago today, Eric and I got on a train in Santiago de Compostela and set off toward the sunrise. After 79 days of walking, 3 days of rest in Finisterre, and one last day in Santiago, it was strange to be going east. But our Camino was officially done. Two years to theContinue reading “Great Big Exciting Book News: I have a publisher!”