This collection of 11 personal essays, memoirs, and true stories from Townsend 11, a group of award-winning writers, takes readers on emotional journeys and adventures from California to Croatia to China and back, Ethiopia to Egypt, England to New England, and Hawaii to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Laugh out loud on a family camping trip with an irascible dad, travel down the Nile and through history, take a hilarious and poignant peek inside the airline industry, race a motorcycle across a Chinese desert.
You’ll discover a hidden lake Jane Austen would have loved, feel the bittersweet memories of a summer romance turned dangerous, meet an inspirational woman gifted with wisdom, courage, and boundless love, chortle at the funny case of mother-daughter mistaken identity, and enjoy the misadventures of a dog trainer training a chicken. A Peace Corps Volunteer decides not to embrace a unique man and a strange country forever. A daughter bonds with her father.
Life. Love. Travel. Humor. Lessons Learned. If you like to read the stories published in Travelers’ Tales, Lonely Planet, and other creative nonfiction anthologies, you’ll love No Fixed Destination.
Townsend 11 is a collective of eleven writers (including one who’s been living in Barcelona for several years) who meet monthly in a converted brick warehouse on Townsend Street in San Francisco.
We are committed to sharing stories that enlighten, entertain, and inspire. Our work is an eclectic mix that has been widely published in major magazines, newspapers, and books, and has earned numerous awards. Now, in this age of e-books, we’re launching a series of works to engage you.
Townsend 11’s authors are: Jennifer Baljko, Carol Beddo, Jacqueline Collins, John Dalton, Larry Habegger, Dana Hill, Barbara Robertson, Bonnie Smetts, Jacqueline Yau, Bill Zarchy, and Y.J. Zhu.
I contributed one of the stories in No Fixed Destination, as well as Web Design & Authoring for our site at townsend11.com.
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