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It has been said printer’s ink runs deep, but it is really more than that. I think printer’s ink is hereditary. It’s genetics. It is stamped into our DNA and no matter how hard we try to fight it … it begs to be free.

At least that was the case with me.

I’ve said before my father was a small-town newspaper journalist, a short story writer and a storyteller. He could spin a tall Texas tale quicker than a hurricane could hit Houston or have our entire town in a tizzy trying to decipher his latest scavenger hunt clue.

He was fun and he passed that on to me.

I don’t talk about my freelance writing much on this blog. Yes, it is scribbled on the right-hand side over there and I’ve received a few emails from curious readers and some requests from potential clients but I don’t really get into the details much and I’ve never shared those other links.

So today is the day.

When I am not brainstorming travel tips or trying to make sense of these crazy Calabrians, I’m working on other exciting assignments.

Because of the ghost-writing nature of some projects I can’t share links or details, but over the last year I’ve been busy scripting children’s stories for an overseas book publishing company, working on appendices for ESL books for children, developing newsletters for a corporate training client, blogging for an international card company and writing historical fiction short stories for a non-profit organization-that I got to work with my father on! I have also had several articles published in Panama Q Magazine, from romancing 1950’s style in Bocas del Toro to  harvesting coffee beans in the hills of Boquette.

And there are a few online articles, as well.

According to the editor,  Five of the World’s Best-Kept Secret Destinations was one of the most popular articles on their site in 2008. How flattering. I think it is only because we love to dream about visiting places like Yogyakarta, Indonesia or Stranja, Bulgaria or well, read the article-you might have heard of that last place … once or twice.

Looking for a place to get away from it all? Think about heading to one of the Seven Best Hidden Beaches in the World or spend some alone time in one of the Six Least-Densely Populated Nations on Earth.

If you prefer to stay in the US, then get a glimpse of Six National Parks You’ve Probably Never Visited, then kick back and relax in one of the Five Charming (and yet Still Under-Appreciated) US Cities.

Have extra airport time on your next vacation? Then learn How to Maximize Time on Your Next Layover or get the scoop on Five Places You Can Become a Coffee Snob.

Getting married? Well Venue is Everything and figure out how you can Save Money With an (Almost) Hometown Honeymoon.

Whew … I know. That was long. But if you are anything like me, you’ll be wanting to set sail-or hop on a plane, or plan a roadtrip or get in gear and walk to some of these fabulous places. But instead I am stuck here in southern Italy with nothing to do but drink limoncello and walk on the beach … oh yea, and get back to work.

If you are interested in a career in freelance writing, then head over to Bleeding Espresso where she is answering readers’ freelance writing questions all week.

10 Responses
  1. joanne at frutto della passione

    Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading your other stuff.
    Prego, Joanne!
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  2. My you’re a busy girl! Brava on all your great work. Your Dad obviously raised you well 😉
    ahhh, thanks, Karen!
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  3. Jeff

    But wait you didn’t mention Mongolia as one of the lest populated countries. I guess I don’t mind because I don’t want everyone going there…. It was too fun acting like an explorer. I’m planning a similar trip this year… Maybe Zambia! Depends if conditions improve in neighboring Zimb….
    I left it off for you, Jeff. 😉
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  4. Go you – I remember when Peppe gave you your laptop and said you would write a lot with it, and you have!
    I know. I couldn’t imagine using that dinosaur I had!

  5. Amber

    Ciaowdy Cherrye! That is a fantastic list. I can’t wait to read more of your stuff! You sure have been busy! Have a beautiful day.
    He he, “ciaowdy,” I love it … and thanks.
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  6. Alright I’m ready for any help you can give me. I’ve got about a week to spend in Italy and other than Rome I’m not sure exactly what we’re going to do. Any ideas you have would be great!!
    Hey girl! That is great. I’d love to help. I’ll send you an email.
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