Lavinia Spalding is an award-winning writer and editor. She is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. She introduced the reissued e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and her work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Tin House, Post Road, Yoga Journal, Sunset, Inkwell Journal, Off Assignment, The Guardian UK, San Francisco, Airbnb magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, World Hum, Lonely Planet’s An Innocent Abroad, and The Best Travel Writing, volumes 9 and 10. Lavinia teaches writing and journaling workshops and is available for speaking engagements, private editing, and coaching. She is a member of the San Francisco’s Writers’ Grotto and Peauxdunque Writers’ Alliance. She’s on faculty of the annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, and co-founder of the award-winning monthly travel reading series Weekday Wanderlust. She currently lives in New Orleans.

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” –Carlos Castenada