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Wilson, Jennifer

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Pen Name: Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Comments from the author about writing:  I have been a professional travel and features writer for magazines and newspapers for almost 15 years now. Running Away to Home is my first book, about how my family and I chucked it all and returned to the Croatian mountain village of my ancestors to start over again as a family, and as Americans. I like to think of the book as what happens in between all the perfect stuff you see in magazine travel stories--I had always wanted to write a true travelogue that tells everything about an epic adventure, both the good and the bad. I'd also wanted to write an adventure travel book for regular people. So often, I think we get intimidated by big adventure, as if it's relegated to ultra-athletes in Outside magazine and Jon Krakauer. I wanted to write about a daring adventure for a middle-class, Midwestern family. I am available to speak about my book, Running Away to Home, and our family experiences in Croatia discovering our genealogy and other life lessons.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • 2011 Best Nonfiction Book,  American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • 2007 NATJA Travel Writing Award

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genre:  Travelogue, Memoir, Family Travel, Genealogy

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Fees are a minimum of $150 plus mileage. Contact the author.

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County: Polk

Books By This Author

  • Running Away to Home, St. Martin's Press, 2011.


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