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Kathleen Walls

 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/co-owner of Global Authors Publications, which offers aspiring writers a new and different way to become published authors.

 Her 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, Under A Black Flag, and American Music:Born in the USA.. To order an autographed copy, email her at

Social media connections are Facebook: or (the one I use most)


IFWTWA - International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association



Tom Straka

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.

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


IFWTWA - International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association

IABTW- International Association of Black Travel Writers

PBJ - Progressive Black &Journalists


Mary Emma Allen
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Mary Emma Allen has been writing travel articles and cooking columns for more than 25 years and enjoys traveling around the country finding new places to explore and recipes from various areas.  She also writes for children; her stories and illustrations appear in her anthology, Tales of Adventure & Discovery. In addition, Mary writes about quilting, Alzheimer's disease, party planning, and politics.  Visit her blogs:,, .


Anne Jenkins

Anne, a British citizen born and raised in South Africa, also lived in six European countries for 25 years and traveled the world extensively before settling in the United States. New Orleans was Anne's beloved adopted city for a few glorious years until Hurricane Katrina.

Anne lives a varied life focused around her two artistic passions : painting and writing.

Her travel writing and photography has been published in a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, UK's Opera Now, Tahoe Quarterly.

Anne has contributed the quarterly art trails column for the online ezine, since 2006 to date. Other publications include The Tribune Group in South Africa, The Lake Oconee News, the Greensboro Herald Journal in Georgia, the Milford Chronicle, in Delaware and Lake Tahoe Bonanza, the Nevada Appeal of Carson City in Nevada.

Anne currently writes and paints in Milford, Delaware. She mostly paints large size acrylics impasto style with a palette knife - always full of vibrant color and movement, and charcoal or watercolor sketches.

Anne was awarded the 2013 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Fellowship Award - Folk Art-Visual Arts discipline. She also spent 3 weeks in Colorado in 2009 an artist in residence. During her stay she worked with a well-known print maker in the San Luis valley.

An award-winning self-taught artist, her acrylics and watercolors can be found in many private collections in Europe, Japan, South Africa, Canada, all over the United States. Among her corporate clients are HBO and Universal Studios, Hollywood, California; Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee, GA.; Datacert Inc., Houston, Texas; TravelTalk Radio, San Diego, CA., and Entergy Power Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Previously she owned The Point of Art gallery & studio in Georgia. The Point of Art Gallery received the honor of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2008. Anne was a guest speaker at the Georgia Governor's Conference on Tourism in 2007 and was also awarded the Georgia Governor's Award of Distinction for 2008-2009.

Among many other things Anne has been a reporter, photographer, banker, English teacher, housecleaner and a truck driver. She and her husband, Lee, also spent five years on a sailboat in the Mediterranean; many months in a VW van in Central America, Canada and Alaska; months touring Asia on a shoestring budget, plus a couple of crazy years driving a big rig around the Lower 48 and Canada.

Anne's main interests are art, writing, music, travel and good food enjoyed with wine and friends.

Her mission statement simply put is: To have fun and beat the starving artist rap.  
Anne Jenkins (302) 393-6629




Eleanor Hendricks McDaniel  

Eleanor Hendricks 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 other countries.

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, 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:


Follow me on Twitter: @ellethewriter.


 NATJA - North American Travel Journalists Association,

New York Travel Writers Society

Warren Resen

Freelance writer for more than a dozen years. .My assignments have taken me around the world and several times across the USA. Active member of North American Travel Journalists Association - International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association - Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Previous carees in Construction, Advertising, Marketing, Law Enforcement and Real Estate have given me a broad base of experience from which I draw information and inspiration. Covering hotel properties, fine dining venues, tourist destinations and hisorical locations is more than just writing about bricks and mortar. It is about continuing my education. Correspondent FORBES Travel Guide. The many awards I have received for my works are just icing on the cake. 2013 First Place/GOLD AWARD for TRAVEL SERIES by NATJA



IFWTWA - International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association
FOWA - Florida Outdoor Writers Association


Christine Tibbetts

Tibbetts is a classically trained journalist, a skilled interviewer writing compelling tales about places to visit.

She’s a keen observer with 40 years experience in newswriting, marketing and public relations, plus a dozen years crafting travel destination stories with insight.

Follow her journeys around the USA, in Nepal, India, Peru, Mexico and Jordan. Discover how to engage in meaningful ways as you journey.

Tibbetts is Destinations Editor and Guest Author Mentor for, where she also writes with a focus on cultural heritage travel. She contributes travel stories regularly to regional magazines in America’s south.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism, she engages widely in social media platforms to expand travel options for her readers, and add up-to-date insight about travel destinations.


 IFWTWA- International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association




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