Category Archives: Awards

Breakfast for Alligators scores a Gold Medal

I’m thrilled that Breakfast for Alligators won a gold medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards (travel essay category)! The thirty-two pieces in the collection resulted from distilling seven years of experiences around the Western Hemisphere, so not only … Continue reading

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A Nod to the Past and Future: Awards and Publication News

There is something to be said for consistency. And it’s a blessing to have consistency during awards season. My story “Speaking in Hats” (published in Compass Cultura in July, 2015) won a gold medal in both the NATJA Awards and … Continue reading

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A Year of Blessings

2014 was a busy year for me, and I was fortunate to land many of my pieces in well-respected publications. That was a blessing in itself. One can imagine, therefore, how honored I felt when I found out that my … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet End for the Diablos Rojos of Panama City

When I travel, I almost always opt for public transit. The lower cost, when compared to driving, is a main consideration. But the trip may be slower or will usually end up being less comfortable than in a car, and … Continue reading

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Defending Gold. And Consumption.

This year marks the first time I’ve been able to defend a title. When the 2014 Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards were announced over the weekend, I was fortunate to scoop up the gold medal in the Travel and Shopping category … Continue reading

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