Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Travel Talk

My message about “How to Make Travel Writing Work for You “was well-received at Distant Lands—The best travel store in Los Angeles.

If you missed my talk go to www.LindaBallouAuthor.com for the free download with a roadmap of what you need to do if you are serious about becoming a travel writer.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Running in Good Company

I am proud to announce that my story Irish Mist about my cross-country jumping days in the wild west of Ireland is included in a wonderful anthology titled WHY WE RIDE. It is a collection of women writers talking about the horses in thier lives. Forward by Jane Smiley of Horse Heaven fame.

You can make advance purchase on Amazon. It will be out in 2010.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hawaiian Songbird lands in Santa Monica

An evening of song, chant and dance with music performed by Lei’ ohu Ryder with power from a very ancient source proved to be was a very special treat. She lifted her voice to the heavens as she shared the songs of sacred places and people in haunting ethereal tones. She brought her ohana of hula dancers who added plenty of hoocha!

Ms. Ryder’s website is http://www.leiohuryder.com/

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Truth stranger then fiction!

This video blew me away. In my novel, Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii, Wai-nani brings her dolphin friends to aid the Sacred Bride in the birth of her child. I had read that dolphins become excited when around a pregnant woman and that they send a soothing bath of sonar pulses to aid them. I thought I was writing fiction! Here it is happening in real live