Kathleen Walls is the publisher, editor and general go-for at American Roads. If the issue looks good, it's because she has a lot of good writers to back her up. If it looks bad, it's because she didn't format it correctly. She writes fiction books, non-fiction books, and travel books. Her travel and food related articles have been published in Woodall's Publications, Family Motor Coaching, Amateur Chef, Georgia Magazine, North Georgia Journal, Georgia Backroads and others. She is a photographer also with many of her original photographs appearing in her travel magazine as well as other publications. She is also available to speak at events if you need a speaker on any thing related to travel writing, ghost stories, War Between the States and other American history subjects. She is the publisher/owner of Global Authors Publications,
which offers aspiring writers a new and different way to become published authors.
Her books to date are: Last Step, Georgia's Ghostly Getaways,
Kudzu, Man Hunt - The Eric Rudolph Story, Finding Florida's Phantoms, Tax Sale Tactics, Hosts With Ghosts and Wild About Florida: South Florida and Wild About Florida: North Florida, Wild About Florida: Central Florida,
Under A Bloody Flag and Under A Black Flag. To order an autogrpahed copy, email her at email@example.com.
Mary Emma Allen
Mary Emma Allen has been writing travel articles and cooking
columns for more than 25 years and enjoys traveling around the country finding new places
to explore and recipes from various areas. She also writes for children; her stories
and illustrations appear in her anthology, Tales of Adventure &
Discovery. In addition, Mary writes about quilting, Alzheimer's disease,
party planning, and politics. Visit her blogs: http://tea-time-notes.blogspot.com,
passion for travel & food prompted me to launch TableTalk, a Travel/Culinary
publication from Savannah, GA to St. Augustine, FL. My adventures took me to barrier
islands, celebrity chefs tables, world-class resorts and legendary restaurants. I
enjoy writing about travel, food, chefs, themed parties, coastal adventures and intriguing
people. I've been writing since the early 1980's when I was Party Director at New York's
Trump Tower, launching me into writing about themed parties/food. As one of the early
founding members of the Roundtable for Women in Foodservice in NYC, I've launched an
organization in the NE Florida area: Women's Food Society. Thanks to NATJA, I was inspired
to nurture my travel writing and have my first two Arizona stories on 5 travel sites and
in 2 newspapers!
Martin Walls has always been interested in both nature and photography. He
spent much of his early years roaming the Mississippi and Louisiana swamps. As an adult,
he studied photography at Valencia College and had his work published in that
schools art magazine, The Valencian. Some of his work hung in the Orlando
Museum of Art at Loch Haven Park. He has a certificate from Mid-Florida Technical
Institute in Contact Photography and is a life member of International Freelance
Martin is the
principle photographer for the Wild About Florida series.
He has had his photographs featured on the cover of Woodalls
Southern RV. He has also had his photographs in Family Motor Coaching Magazine,
Woodalls Florida RV Traveler, Georgia Magazine, http://www.visitgeorgiaonline.com/westville.htm,
Some of his work is displayed at http://www.wildaboutflorida.us
on the photos page.
Anne, a British citizen born and raised in South Africa, also lived in six European countries over 25 years and traveled the world extensively before settling in the United States. New Orleans was Anne's beloved adopted city for a few glorious years until Hurricane Katrina.
Anne now operates Anne Jenkins Art Gallery & Studio at 127 NE Front Street, Milford, DE 19963. Here she can be found painting in her new studio doing anything from soft watercolor house portraits, funky folk art on 1895 tin roof tiles or painting acrylics on big canvas full of vibrant color and movement. Before this, Anne owned The Point of Art Gallery & Studio in Union Point, Georgia 30669, situated half-way between Atlanta and Augusta.
A self-taught artist, her acrylics and watercolors can be found in many private collections in Europe, Canada, all over the United States and among her corporate clients are HBO and Universal Studios, Hollywood, California; Datacert Inc., Houston, Texas; and Entergy Power Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Anne completed a public arts project in May 2011 for the City of Union Point which was supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2009 Anne was awarded an artist in residency at the Luna Studio's in Colorado and also had an entry to an exhibit at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Atlanta accepted and displayed.
Among many other things Anne has been a reporter, photographer, banker, English teacher, housecleaner and a truck driver. Her travel writing has been published in a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Opera Now.
She and her husband, Lee, also spent five years on a sailboat in the Mediterranean; many months in a VW van in Central America, Canada and Alaska; months touring Asia on a shoestring budget, plus a couple of crazy years driving a big rig around the Lower 48 and Canada.
Anne's main interests are art, writing, music, travel and good food enjoyed with wine and friends.
Her mission statement simply put is: To have fun and beat the starving artist rap.
Tom Straka is a forestry
professor at Clemson University. He has an interest in history, forestry and
natural resources, natural history, the American West.
Those combine for an interest in charcoal
production history tied to iron production and explain articles on Iron
Works and making charcoal. He usually travels
with his wife, Pat, who is a consulting forester
and the photographer on most articles. They reside in South Carolina, but
have also lived in Mississippi and Virginia.
They try to write their
articles on lessor known spots or angles on better known spots, like the
trail leading to a battlefield, rather than the battlefield itself. Given
where they live, they have good access to
Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, and this is a favorite topic.
Persis—better known as “Perky”—Granger never dreamed that farming would play a role in her life after leaving her family's New York dairy farm to pursue an English degree at the College of Wooster and the University of Massachusetts. She married and had two daughters. It was in 1970 that she and her husband, Dick, fell in love with the Adirondack Mountains of New York and bought the first of two old farms they would own there. In 1976 they moved to the second, a 160-acre farm with overgrown fields and woodland. The rundown 1800s house and barns required major restoration while the couple raised chickens, cows and pigs, and grew huge gardens. They canned, cured, dried, froze and root-cellared food to last through the long mountain winters.
As their children approached college age, the couple began hand-building log cabins from pine trees harvested on their farm. One cabin became their home when they moved from the farmhouse, and several were sold as vacation cottages. Perky earned a master's degree in education during that time, and her study of young adult literature reignited her long-dormant interest in fiction writing, eventually resulting in completion of two YA works of historical fiction and a teacher's guide, (“Adirondack Gold” and its sequel, “A Summer of Strangers”) as well as an adult nonfiction anthology about living with Alzheimer's disease (“Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing a Path to Peace”). Another novel is in progress, vying for time with her freelance work and community volunteer efforts. Inspired by and enamored of the writing community, Perky also created “Fiction Among Friends”, a mini-business which hosts readings, workshops, signings and retreats for writers.
Read more at http://www.PersisGranger.com .
Renée S. Gordon
Renée Gordon has written a weekly travel column for the Philadelphia Sun Newspaper for the past fifteen years and has published articles on local, national and international travel in numerous publications. Her columns focus on cultural, historic and heritage tourism and her areas of specialization are sites and attractions related to African American and African Diaspora history. Renée has been a guest radio commentator on various aspects of tourism and appeared in a documentary, “The Red Summer of 1919”. As an educator for thirty years she was an English teacher, event and meeting planner, served as an educational consultant and intern-teacher mentor. She contributed to textbooks on women's history and classroom management and has facilitated workshops on both subjects. Renée considers herself a “missionary journalist” and as such she continues to promote heritage and sustainable tourism.
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Eleanor Hendricks McDaniel
I live in Philadelphia, PA and Ormond Beach, FL. I've also lived and studied in Paris, France and Florence, Italy where I've made lifelong friendships. Italy is a country where I return often. I find foreign travel very enlightening and encourage others to take advantage of it. I also enjoy traveling in the United States. My articles have appeared in local, regional and national magazines and newspapers, in addition to online travel sites.
I love to share my experiences and knowledge with others. My credo is: Go whenever you can!
Freelance writing: Answering questions on Jeopardy with the knowledge accumulated after careers in construction, advertising, law enforcement and real estate was a snap. But how to put this diverse background to practrical use? Easy. Become a writer. I have written extensively about Travel, History, Outdoors, Agriculture, Personalities and other things I never even realized were out there. It's not just about the traveling. It's about learning and meeting interesting people. But it's not just about brick and mortar. I enjoy inserting humor in my articles. When you lose your sense of humor, it's time to pack it in. That's what I have been doing for more then 12 years and having a blast. The awards for some of my work are just icing on the cake. About 300 print and Internet articles floating around out there.
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FOWA - Florida Outdoor Writers Association