Kathleen Walls is the publisher, editor and
general go-for at American Roads. If the issue looks good, it's because
she has a lot of good writers to back her up. If it looks bad, it's
because she didn't format it correctly. She writes fiction books,
non-fiction books, and travel books. Her travel and food related
articles have been published in Woodall's Publications, Family Motor
Coaching, Amateur Chef, Georgia Magazine, North Georgia Journal, Georgia
Backroads, London, England's Country Music People and others. She is a photographer also with many of her
original photographs appearing in her travel magazine as well as other
publications. She is also available to speak at events if you need a
speaker on any thing related to travel writing, ghost stories, War
Between the States and other American history subjects. She is the
publisher/owner of Global Authors Publications,
which offers aspiring writers a new and different way to become
books to date are: Last Step, Georgia's Ghostly Getaways, Kudzu, Man
Hunt - The Eric Rudolph Story, Finding Florida's Phantoms, Tax Sale Tactics,
Hosts With Ghosts and Wild About Florida: South Florida and Wild About
Florida: North Florida, Wild About Florida: Central Florida, Under A Bloody
Flag and Under A Black Flag. To order an autographed copy,
email her at [email protected].
Social media connections are Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/katyrwalls (the one I use most)
IFWTWA - International Food, Wine & Travel Writers
ITWA - International Travel Writers
NATJA- North American Travel Journalist Association
Renee S. Gordon
Renee Gordon has written a
weekly travel column for the Philadelphia Sun Newspaper for the past fifteen
years and has published articles on local, national and international travel
in numerous publications. Her columns focus on cultural, historic and heritage
tourism and her areas of specialization are sites and attractions related to
African American and African Diaspora history. Renee has been a guest radio
commentator on various aspects of tourism and appeared in a documentary, "The
Red Summer of 1919". As an educator for thirty years she was an English
teacher, event and meeting planner, served as an educational consultant and
intern-teacher mentor. She contributed to textbooks on women's history and
classroom management and has facilitated workshops on both subjects. Renee
considers herself a "missionary journalist" and as such she continues to
promote heritage and sustainable tourism.
2013 Recipient of African Diaspora World Tourism Flame Keeper in Media Award
for Travel Writing
SATW- Society of American Travel Writers
International Association of Black Travel
Progressive Black &Journalists
Tom Straka is a forestry
professor at Clemson University. He has an interest in history, forestry and
natural resources, natural history, the American West.
Those combine for an interest in charcoal
production history tied to iron production and explain articles on Iron
Works and making charcoal. He usually travels
with his wife, Pat, who is a consulting forester
and the photographer on most articles. They reside in South Carolina, but
have also lived in Mississippi and Virginia.
They try to write their
articles on lessor known spots or angles on better known spots, like the
trail leading to a battlefield, rather than the battlefield itself. Given
where they live, they have good access to
Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, and this is a favorite topic.
Eleanor Hendricks McDaniel
McDaniel is a seasoned travel journalist who enjoys writing about girlfriend
getaways, history, culture, food, wine, and some of the people she meets along
the way. Her travels have taken her throughout the United States, Europe and
She has written for
newspapers, magazines and online ezines. They include Heart and Soul, Cuisine
Noir, Blue Ridge Country, River Region Living, WHERE Philadelphia, American
Airlines Black Atlas, Art Matters, Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia Sunday
Sun, Pathfinders Travel, Main Line Life, Odyssey Couleur, GoNomad.com and more.
She has lived and
studied in Paris, France and Florence, Italy. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she
now resides in Ormond Beach, FL.
Follow her on
Twitter: @ellethewriter, Instagram: @eleanor1004, Facebook:
@eleanor.hendricks.mcdaniel and her website: flybynighttraveler.com.
Follow me on Twitter: @ellethewriter.
North American Travel Journalists Association,
New York Travel Writers
Kathy's kids were already teenagers when she returned
to school and switched her major from accounting to journalism. Much too
impatient for the long haul of writing novels (her first plan), her teacher
encouraged her to "just write like you talk - you have so many stories to
tell!" So she began a freelance career of magazine articles, published in
more than 50 magazines. Still too impatient to wait for those acceptance
letters in the mail, the next step was the local daily newspaper. She loved
covering an event and writing about it to see in print the very next day.
Kathy served 8 years at newspapers, making her way from the lifestyles
section to managing editor.
Her love for travel led her to create a
Weekender tabloid which her boss quickly syndicated among other weekly
newspapers in the area. When he sold the company, Kathy and her husband
gained the rights to the Weekender and continued it on a quarterly basis.
Other area magazines followed until it was "extended" from area event
magazines to a national online travel magazine. "Weekender Extended" covers
places to go, things to do and people to see for the fun side of life!