Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Who is the kiwitravelwriter?
• Heather Hapeta was born in Christchurch, New Zealand; is a widow with two children who inherited her wanderlust.
• She got first passport in her forties and has made up for lost time ever since.
• Heather ran away from home when she was fifty
• She calls herself a passionate nomad
• And, has had a colourful life, has reinvented herself a few times: worked in real estate; been a model; a waitress on a Malaysian beach; an alcohol and drug counsellor, and even managed a farm for three months.
• She's now following her childhood dream of being a writer and has written ‘Naked in Budapest: travels with a passionate nomad’ which tells about her adventures after running away from home.
• She also has many travel related pieces published in world wide magazines and papers and in-flight magazines.
• She tutors travel writing.
http://kiwitravelwriter.wordpress.com (love travel? curious about NZ? odds & ends)
http://heatherhapeta.blogspot.com (kiwi thoughts on life, politics, travel & everything else)
http://www.kiwitravelwriter.com (my website)
http://twitter.com/kiwitravwriter (follow me on twitter)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Adventure Travel Writer Linda Ballou shares the Secret of Youth and what she learned on her Healing Hawaiian Holiday on the Big Island
Conversations with Renée
Note: Please forgive 1-minute slow-mo opening-only
Linda Ballou is an adventure travel writer disguised as a Realtor. "I’ve been living a double life for the last decade. When I published my historical novel Wai-nani: High Chiefess of Hawai'i - Her Epic Journey , it became imperative that I come out of the drawer and into the streets to spread the “good news.” Writing is more fun and satisfying than profitable, and real estate is more profitable than fun. I love both worlds.
Blessed with a double dose of genetic wanderlust, I love to explore. When I was thirteen, my pioneering parents took me to Alaska, where I became firmly grounded in nature. From there I journeyed to proud California, where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Doctorate in urban savvy. My debut novel, Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii is the culmination of a long-standing love affair with the Hawaiian Islands. A free-lance writer, based in Los Angeles, I’m having a great deal of fun collecting stories for my soon to be published travel collection Lost Angel Walkabout.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Linda Ballou Scheduled to speak at Distant Lands on Sept. 28, 2009 at 7:30pm
Ever dream about getting wonderful trips to exotic places for FREE?
Adventure travel writer, Linda Ballou, will give you the fast track on how to make travel writing work for you.
Tip #1- Find your niche
Choose something you are passionate about. Think about your areas of expertise and how you can capitalize on them. Are you a birder? Then go for some of the great birding trips about the globe to get you started. This is going to be a labor of love so make sure you love what you are doing.
She will also share the “Secret Side of Paradise” with you in a short talk about Wai-nani: High Chiefess of Hawai’i—her ultimate destination piece.
7:30 PM -FREE
56 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena California
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Have you been searching for the secret to youth?
I will be talking about this and tradtional Hawaiian Healing modalities.
Join Us Thursday, September 10, 2009 9PM EST 6PM PST
Conversations with Renée
Call in at (347) 215-9536
I am an adventure travel writer disguised as a Realtor. "I’ve been living a double life for the last decade. When I published my historical novel Wai-nani: High Chiefess of Hawai'i - Her Epic Journey , it became imperative that I come out of the drawer and into the streets to spread the “good news.” Writing is more fun and satisfying than profitable, and real estate is more profitable than fun. I love both worlds.
I will discuss her traditional healing venues found on the Big Island detailed in her article A Healing Hawaiian Holiday that will appear in Real Travel Adventures Nov. issue. Join us Thursday night for a discussion about writing, travel and the secrets to eternal youth.