Really honored that my essay "The Remnants of War: A Meditation on Peleliu" was selected as a Notable essay in this year's Best American Travel Writing anthology. Thanks to series editor Jason Wilson for selecting the piece for the finalist pool, and thanks to Longreads for publishing it!
"The Living Infinite," my essay about facing fear and bull sharks in Palau, was selected by editor Lavinia Spalding for the Best Women's Travel Writing 2017! I'm beyond honored to share company with so many talented and intrepid women in this anthology. BWTW hits bookstores May 16th, but you can preorder your copy today, and read Lavinia's press release here. News about upcoming reading events to come!
Wow--I am thrilled to learn that my essay "The Remnants of War: A Meditation on Peleliu" earned Grand Prize Bronze in this year's Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing. The essay was originally published on Longreads, one of my favorite longform journalism sites, and selected as a Longreads Exclusive essay by editors Julia Wick & Mark Armstrong. The essay will also appear as the Traveler's Tale Editors’ Choice on Monday, March 27th, as well as the feature story on BestTravelWriting.com.
Thank you, Traveler's Tales, for this great honor!