New travel anthology explores Bali’s tropical paradise

I’m excited to be part of the luscious new travel anthology Wandering in Bali: A Tropical Paradise Discovered, a collection of stories from the land of frangipani, myth, and mystery. Don’t miss our two book launch events:

  • Saturday, June 9, 7 pm at Book Passage Corte Madera: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-0960
  • Monday, June 11, 6 pm at Book Passage, San Francisco Ferry Building

Both events are free and open to the public.

Two of my stories “Bali Shadows” and “Authentication Failed” join twenty other stories and poems, some mystical, some funny, some terrifying–each in a different, highly personal voice. From computer glitches to shadow puppets, temples, Balinese feasts, classical music and dance, I and my fellow writers sample and share the multiple faces of Bali.

Sitting on the lanai, I remembered our first day there: the air heavy with the fragrance of frangipani and promised rain … the thrumming of an afternoon downpour on our thatched roof … the sound of sawing cicadas and the whoop of a kingfisher diving in the gorge.”

The buzz on Wandering in Bali:
“For centuries, Bali has drawn souls from east and west to its natural beauty, mystical spirituality, and captivating arts. This collection of stories, poems, and photographs offers multiple windows from which to view this engaging place, all presented with rhythms and moods as melodic as the sound of the gamelan.”
—Larry Habegger, Executive Editor, Travelers’ Tales Books

“Like renting a frangipani-scented hut, kicking back and sharing the sensory wonderland that is Bali with a bunch of your fast friends—if your friends knew how to tell really good stories.”
—Spud Hilton, Travel Editor, SF Chronicle

On sale now from Book Passage, the Bay Area’s favorite bookstore: Buy here

Here, in pictures, are some of my favorite memories of Bali.