Lisa Alpine

Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Gold Winner for Travel!Lisa Alpine is the author of " Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman" (INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and 1st Place winner Travel Book 2014 North American Book Awards) and "Exotic Life: Travel Tales of an Adventurous Woman" (1st place winner Memoir 2014 North American Book Awards & Best Women's Adventure Memoir BAIPA Book Awards). She is the winner of many awards including the 2014 Solas Award silver medal for Best Travel Story of the Year for her story "Fish Trader Ray." —included in "Wild Life" and Travelers’ Tales "Best Travel Writing Vol. #10". Lisa curates and hosts "Titillating Adventure Travel Tales Told by an All-Star Cast" literary series held at the Mill Valley Library and at Book Passage in California. Her stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Mambo Poa, Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing, BATW’s Travel Stories From Around the Globe, Lonely Planet Tales From Nowhere,I Should Have Stayed Home, I Should Have Gone Home, and Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why. She is the winner of the 2013 bronze medal under "Animal Encounter" for Trumpets of Warning; and the 2012 gold medal for Most Unforgettable Character in her story, "Rada's Bloom". These stories are included in "Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman".Lisa is an accomplished teacher leading workshops on Poetry in Motion, The Writer's Toolbox, and travel writing at The Writing Salon. She teaches dance as a healing art form at retreat centers around the world.Lisa is a member of Bay Area Travel Writers and Women's National Book Association, and on the board of the arts and cultural center Kalani on the Big Island of Hawai'i.Extended Bio:The day she turned eighteen, Lisa Alpine moved to Paris. Over the next decade, she waitressed in Switzerland and picked olives in Greece, paddled the Amazon River, and created Dream Weaver Imports, a South American import company with two retail stores and a wholesale business in San Francisco.In 1983, she gave birth to Galen Marc Alpine. That same year, she founded and published "The Fax" newspaper in Marin County, California. She then went on to be the Pacific Sun’s Getaway columnist for more than a decade. During this period she also freelanced for Frommers’ America on Wheels, Common Ground, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Mothering Magazine, Paddler Magazine, Physicians’ Travel & Meeting Guide, Specialty Travel Index, and many other publications. You can still read about her exotic escapes to Albania, Morocco, Fiji, Italy, Ireland—even Medford—in her Global Getaways column in Examiner.com.With her writing group, the Wild Writing Women, she co-authored "Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel" published by Globe Pequot Press.In 2009 Lisa started Good to Go Media with Carla King, a venture that helped authors get their books out of their head and into the marketplace. They offered workshops and co-authored the "Self-Publishing Boot Camp Workbook: Ten Steps to Self-Publishing Success", which they, of course, self-published. She teaches travel writing at The Writing Salon in San Francisco and Berkeley and at Kalani Resort on the Big Island of Hawai'i. For the last two decades, she has also led a plethora of writing and dance workshops in Hawai’i, New Mexico, Italy, Mexico, and France.She is currently working on several new titles to be published by Dancing Words Press. Upcoming titles include an embellished historical nonfiction, "Wild Blood: Horse Thieves and Whores", about her renegade birth parents and their Gold Rush roots. On a completely different track, her next anthology "Dance Life" will be a collection of wild stories about dancing around the globe blended with the body-wisdom she has gleaned from twenty years of teaching dance as an ecstatic and healing art form.Lisa volunteers for Earth Island Institute and SaveJapanDolphins.org

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