Lavinia Spalding is a writer, editor, teacher, and lapsed luddite. She’s the author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, named one of the best travel books of 2009 by the L.A. Times, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. Lavinia is also editor of the 2011, 2012, and (upcoming) 2013 editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. She’s a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, and her work has appeared in a wide variety of print and online publications, including Sunset, Post Road, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House online, Gadling, and The Best Travel Writing Volume 9. She teaches writing and journaling workshops and is available for speaking engagements, private editing, and coaching. She also has a passion for photography and was fortunate to study with acclaimed Korean photographer Kim Hong-Hee. Lavinia lives in San Francisco, where she’s a resident of the Writers’ Grotto and co-founder of the monthly travel reading series Weekday Wanderlust.