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She Can Find Her Way

Women Travelers at Their Best

Ann Starr Margaret Hawkins Laurel Richardon Maria Lisella

350 pages
Upper Hand Press Llc
She Can Find Her Way: Women Travelers at Their Best is an anthology of 24 women writers who tell their stories of running into troubles, challenges, or disasters when they travel solo. Each tells us what she experienced in terms of fear, and how she devised her own way out. An inspiring and exciting collection, its format is 5 small volumes housed in a purpose-made box. Each volume contains 3-5 stories, and is designed to fit into a purse, backpack, briefcase, or overnight bag. Every volume is self-contained, a perfect travel companion.

Essays include:

Diane Dobry, The Prodigal Daughter: Saturn Returns
Hillary England, The Farthest Track
Herta Feely, Sugar
Stacey Freed, Tourist No More
Leigh Glenn, The Grace of Getting Lost
Laura Greene, Road Block
Patty Hamrick, The Wrong Train
Sally Hamrick, George’s Cadillac
Margaret Hawkins, Backpack Epiphanies: What I Learned While Getting Lost
Kathryn Holzman, See Something, Say Something
Maggie Kast, On the Train
Katie Knecht, Flower Market
Angela Kreuz, Brighton Benighted
Maria Lisella, Dusseldorf: I am with the group ...
Sheryl Loeffler, Etna
Ruthmary Mangan, My Feet Were Made to Wander
Laurel Richardson, Mermaids and Monsters
Britany Robinson, American Baggage
Anna Sequoia, Marry Me
Maggie Starr, White Girl in Indian Country
Ann Starr, Aid to Woman with Independent Children
Donna Stefano, Where Peace Can Be Made
Maggie Sweeney, Writing Home
Susan Tillett, Where’d You Go on Your Spring Vacation?

Author Bio
Ann Starr is publisher of Upper Hand Press, which she founded in 2014. Since 2011 she has written the internationally influential "Starr Review" blog, a review of contemporary fine arts and finalist for a 2012 Creative Capital award. She is the author of "Sounding Our Depths: The Music of Morgan Powell," 2014, and of numerous articles that reflect her unusually broad and deep interests. She has published in Eclectica (travel), New Music Box, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Atrium, Literature and Medicine, and contributed both a chapter and the cover art for Women, Health, and Nation: The U.S. and Canada in the Post-War Years (McGill-Queens, 2003). For twenty years a self-taught visual artist, Starr's paintings, drawings, and artist books were displayed nationally and internationally, acquired by Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, the Haggin Museum, the Northwestern University School of Medicine, and by many private collectors. Starr has lectured or led workshops about her art and various subjects at Pennsylvania State University, Wellesley College, Kenyon College, the medical schools of Yale, Northwestern, University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Center for Book Arts (at Connecticut College), the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, Magdalene College Cambridge, and the National Portrait Gallery London. Starr was also a stay-at-home mother as she became an artist, raising two daughters, one of whom contributes to this anthology. Margaret Hawkins is a well-traveled writer who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was formerly art critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Her books include three novels (A Year of Cats and Dogs, How to Survive a Natural Disaster, and Lydia's Party) and one memoir, How We Got Barb Back. Her next trip is an artist residency in Krems, Austria. Laurel Richardson is an Academy Professor Emeritus of Sociology at The Ohio State University. She has received multiple awards for her teaching, mentoring, and service for women and minorities. Permission: The International Interdisciplinary Impact of Laurel Richardson's Work includes over fifty tributes to her. Her most recent book is Seven Minutes from Home: An American Daughter's Story (Sense, 2016) is a nominee for the Best Memoir: USA.She lives in Ohio with two old cats, two middle-aged Papillons, and an ageless husband. Herta B. Feely is a writer and full-time editor. Her short stories and memoir have been published in anthologies and literary journals, including The Sun, Lullwater Review, The Griffin, Provincetown Arts, and Big Muddy. In the wake of the James Frey scandal, Feely edited and published the anthology, Confessions: Fact or Fiction? She was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and an Artist in Literature Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for The Trials of Serra Blue. She has also received an award from American Independent Writers for best published personal essay for a piece on immigration. In Saving Phoebe Murrow, Feely continues her commitment to activism on behalf of children. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University, Feely is the co-founder of Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to saving children from unintentional injuries, the leading killer of children in the United States. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and cats. Angela Kreuz is a bi-lingual writer whose most recent awards include the Brandenburgischer Literaturpreis 2015, second place, and the Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Regensburg 2012. Born in Ingolstad, she lives in Regensburg, Germany. Kreuz has has published a volume of short stories, a novella, and three novels in German, recently "California Dreaming\" (2013). "Train Rides and Tides--Ebbe, Flut und zurück\" (2011) is her most recent poetry. Kreuz has has published, among other titles, a volume of short stories, a novella, and three novels in German, recently "California Dreaming\" (2013). "Train Rides and Tides--Ebbe, Flut und zurück\" (2011) is her most recent poetry, with English and German on facing pages.