Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace and This Immeasurable Place. She wrote the introduction to the e-book edition of Edith Wharton’s classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France, and her work appears in such publications as AFAR, Tin House, AirBnB magazine, Y oga Journal, Sunset, Westways, Ms., Longreads, Post Road, Inkwell Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Guardian UK . She teaches writing workshops around the world and is available for speaking engagements, corporate storytelling classes, and private editing, consulting, and coaching. She is a member of the San Francisco’s Writers’ Grotto and Peauxdunque Writers’ Alliance. Lavinia lives in New Orleans. Watch her Tedx talk here, and sign up to receive occasional updates here.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson