Creativity / desert / Exploring / Ghost Towns / inspiration / Izaak Diggs / John Steinbeck / Publishing / Route 66 / The Eagles / Travel / writing

Route 66 and Other Lost Highways

Part of the upcoming trip includes 450 miles on old Route 66.  Like many people into traveling the United States, I am fascinated with Route 66.  Steinbeck called it “The Mother Road,” and it was used by everyone from people escaping the Dust Bowl to members of a little known rock band called The Eagles.  … Continue reading

Creativity / Death Valley / desert / Exploring / inspiration / Izaak Diggs / Publishing / Travel / writing

Combining Two Great Loves

I blame my father for this.  We were up visiting him last September and he casually suggested that I should try travel writing. I smiled and nodded and didn’t think too much at the time, but the seed had been planted.  I always thought of myself as a fiction writer, someone who comes up with … Continue reading