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Conversation with Linda Ballou . Why she had to write The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon

Can we talk?  Conversation with Linda Ballou about her new book

The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon…

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Added by Linda Ballou on July 14, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

A Very Maui Christmas

Added by Linda Ballou on November 16, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Writers and Authors wants to know about Linda Ballou

A great interview discussing the difficulty of marketing your books when you write in two different genres.

What genre do you write and why?

That is a conundrum. My proudest achievement is my historical novel Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai’i. However, it was a great pleasure to travel the world collecting stories for my travel…
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Added by Linda Ballou on October 13, 2014 at 9:38am — No Comments

Writers and Authors Spotlights Linda Ballou

What genre do you write and why?
That is a conundrum. My proudest achievement is my historical novel Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai’i. However, it was a great pleasure to travel the world collecting stories for my travel memoir Lost Angel Walkabout-One Travelers Tales. I have a host of non-fiction travel articles to my…
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Added by Linda Ballou on October 1, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Using video clips to answer book club questions

As an adventure travel writer I love to travel and spend time writing about my explorations. I also love sharing Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai’i with book clubs, but I cannot be available for Skype meet-ups. Brief video clips answering the most common…

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Added by Linda Ballou on May 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Improved Wai-nani-A Voice from Old Hawai'i

Thrilled to announce new Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai'i is now  available on my siteLinda Ballou Author  as well as Amazon in print and kindle format

Added by Linda Ballou on May 7, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Around the World TV spotlights my "Un-Cruise Adventure"

I'm not a cruise person, but when I was offered the chance to tour the Hawaiian Islands on board a yacht shared by 36 other passengers I began to change my mind. Then when I learned the trip on the Safari Explorer begins in Lanai, one of the few Hawaiian Islands I've not explored and  then heads to Molokai where guests hike the sacred Halawa Valley I got excited. The next stop is the Big Island and a walking tour of historic Kailua/Kona district.. Since, I have just completed creating a map…

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Added by Linda Ballou on April 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Something for Everybody at the North Fork Ranch

Just in from a boot scootin' adventure at the North Fork Ranch nestled in the Platter River Valley in Southwest Colorado

 

Aspen leaves spinning in a stout wind rattled like castanets. I found shelter beneath the spreading arms of an ancient spruce from the intense sun on a ledge overlooking the Platte River Valley. The ceaseless chatter of the river on…

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Added by Linda Ballou on August 5, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Lost Angel Walkabout is a Winner

My travel essay collection Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales filled with chills, spills, giggles and squeaks is the winner of 
2012 International Book Award in the Travel Essay category…
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Added by Linda Ballou on May 31, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

In the spotlight at Wanderlust and Lipstick

 

 

My story Seeing theWorld with New Eyes is  being spotlighted on Wanderlust and Lipstick,a site dedicated to tours for  adventurous women.This wander tale is included in my travel essay collection Lost Angel Walkabout. It takes place on…

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Added by Linda Ballou on May 21, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

How to Make Travel Writing Work for You

My story Seeing theWorld with New Eyes is  being spotlighted on Wanderlust and Lipstick,a site dedicated to tours for  adventurous women.This wander tale is included in my travel essay collection Lost Angel Walkabout. It takes place on the turn of the century train  that departs from Durango Colorado to huff and puff  it's…

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Added by Linda Ballou on May 17, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Lost Angel Walkabout makes the top ten TravelnWrite list for 2011

TravelnWrite Top Ten Travel Books

 

Lost Angel Walkabout listed as one of the best

armchair travel books in 2011. I am proud to be on

this list of other great choices.  I take readers on

outdoor adventures in Alasaka, Hawaii, New…

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Added by Linda Ballou on January 9, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Wai-nani High Chiefess of Hawaii is honored on the Best Travel Novel Blog

 

 

Cara Bertocia of Best Travel Novel fame

gave Wai-nani a very favorable review followed up with a fun interview.

She is looking for more travel novels to

review and authors to spotlight on her blog.

Please check the complete interview with link below

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Added by Linda Ballou on November 10, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Lost Angel Found by Dick Jordan of Tales from the Road

I feel very gratified to have received such a wonderful review of Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales from a fellow travel writer-Dick Jordan. It is always good to know your work meets the standards of those who what you are trying to accomplish.



Click below for full review.…





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Added by Linda Ballou on October 18, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

New Look for Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales

Not sure this is right place to share this message, but I want everyone to know what a superlative job Jay M Horne did for me converting my book Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales and uploading it on all the e-book distribution channels. Not only did he do that for an incredibly good price, he fixed my not "quite right" cover and gave it the sizzle it was lacking. Terrific job! Find him on Authorsden.com under Market Place, or just email him at [elventesai@gmail.com] I can't say enough… Continue

Added by Linda Ballou on September 3, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Wellness travel guru meets adventure travel writer, Linda Ballou

Elaine Masters, author of Drive Time Yoga, and host of the women’s radio show Gathering Roads interviews adventure-travel writer Linda Ballou.

In just 15 minutes you learn why Linda is in such a hurry to get to as many beautiful places she can before they are gone. Just in from rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and on her way to the lofty peaks in the San… Continue

Added by Linda Ballou on July 7, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Praise for Lost Angel Wakabout from across the pond.





5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty tales from a brilliant storyteller, 2 May 2011

By

Zoe Dawes "Quirky Traveller" (Cumbria) - See all my reviews



This review is from: Lost Angel Walkabout (Paperback)

So enjoyed this book. Linda has a really engaging way of writing and manages to change the style and tone of her stories depending on the circumstances. I was fascinated to read of her adventures in Canada and America; Alaska, the Yukon, New Hampshire,… Continue

Added by Linda Ballou on May 10, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Linda Ballou featured author at North American Travel Journalist Association

I am honored to be the featured writer on the North American Travel Journalist Association www.natja.org home page. I have been a member of NATJA for over decade. It is a wonderful organization providing a platform and resources for expert, or budding travel writers alike. They help writers get their pieces placed and provide up to date… Continue

Added by Linda Ballou on April 20, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Honored to be featured author in Travel World International

I am pleased to the first featured adventure-travel writer in the new and improved Travel World International Magazine. The March issue is dedicated to adventure travel from “Hiking on the Edge” in China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge to “Following the Herd” in Tanzania. Editor, Donna M. Airoldi asked me some pointed questions about why somebody chooses to do what I do that I had fun answering.



Click here for my interview on page 60… Continue

Added by Linda Ballou on March 20, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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