Category Archives: Travel

Thursday Travel: Off the tourist track

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this week reminded me of my first (and only) trip to England last summer. It was a fantastic week: filled with of cups of tea, visiting my favorite literary landmarks, and enjoying iconic London. If anyone … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Frank Sullivan

Okay, so, yes, my first Friday Feature is my dad. But this is for two very good reasons. First, he has spent his career working in international poverty alleviation efforts and traveling the globe, so he officially earns the category … Continue reading

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Thursday Travel: My First Flight

I was supposed to be born in Thailand. But I decided to come two months early which meant that my Mom went into labor in September, in Bangladesh, on a Friday evening after everything had shut down. Because Mom had … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Fictionalizing Biography

Earlier this month, Patricia McCormick’s latest novel “Never Fall Down” hit shelves. It tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who survived the Khmer Rouge by playing music in the Killing Fields. Though writing compelling middle grade fiction about difficult international … Continue reading

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