Bonus Material

Believe it or not, sometimes I write about something other than Arizona’s wildlife and wild places. I enjoy producing personal essays, and these occasionally find their way into print.

My answer to the question “What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about yourself?” was published in the November 2012 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine.

The May 2012 issue of a sassy Southeastern publication called Skirt! magazine included “Taking Stock,” an essay about a funny habit I developed while on a long solo trip in 2003. That same trip was the source of two other essays. “Leaning Left Above the Eiger” explains why you should never, ever go parasailing in the Swiss Alps without consulting your horoscope and finalizing your will. (That article won a gold Solas award from Travelers’ Tales.) “Dressing the Part” chronicles the unexpected adventure of choosing a flamenco dress to wear to Feria, the spring festival of Seville, Spain.

Earlier: An essay called “The Love List,” about how I survived divorce, was published in 2009 in an anthology called “Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On.” It’s available on Amazon. In 2006, “Twist of Fate” appeared in Sea Kayaker magazine.

I’d love to see more of these personal essays published someday, but for me, the real point of writing them is to express myself and share my life experiences. I hope you enjoyed these!

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