Latest News from Expat Heather & Radio Interview Today with Big Blend Magazine

So much exciting stuff happened in October that I barely managed to blog here at ExpatHeather! Here’s the latest news:

Named Editor for Matador Abroad

I was sad to leave my editorial intern position with Matador Abroad in August, but shortly after I was contacted by managing editor Julie Schwietert about the opportunity to take over as lead editor. Exciting things have been happening at Matador Network this past month as we’ve launched a print magazine and one article published on Abroad took in over 300,000 views and generated 300+ comments!

I also enjoyed putting together a photo essay on Classrooms Around the World and working with contributors to publish narrative essays about topics like organic farming in Japan, living as an expat in Cusco, Peru and learning to read Chinese.

Travel Writing Award & Cruise to Alaska

I was totally psyched to find out I had been awarded the 2010 International Food Wine & Travel Writer’s Association (IFWTWA) WiFTy Scholarship for my essay Cooking in Lahore: An American Woman in a Pakistani Kitchen. The prize includes a one-year membership to IFWTWA (and a snazzy, official press pass for said membership), publication in the travel magazine Global Writes, and complimentary attendance at IFWTWA’s Conference at Sea, which this year is a 7-night cruise from Seattle to Alaska’s Interior Passage.

Radio Interview with Big Blend Magazine

Thanks to IFWTWA President Maralyn Hill, today I’ll be featured on a radio show with Big Blend Magazine. My interview spot is from 2:00 – 2:25 pm Eastern Time, during which I’ll be talking about my award-winning essay, travel writing and life in Pakistan. You can tune in to hear the interview live at Blog Talk Radio, and afterward I’ll post a link for the show archive.

And now, since that interview starts in just two hours, I need to drive to my in-law’s house in order to utilize their land line phone!

Feature photo: A. Germaine

8 Comments on “Latest News from Expat Heather & Radio Interview Today with Big Blend Magazine

    • Thanks Laura! Things have definitely been hectic, but good. Of course I also spent a bit too much time ‘researching’ travel to Alaska after I found out about the cruise!

  1. Damn! You’re a real weblebrity now. Congrats. When you’re in Sitka, Alaska, make sure to try dry-suit snorkeling! When are you going? And which cruise line?

    • Thanks Reannon! “Weblebrity” – like that term – did you make it up? I’m going on Holland America at the end of June – I’ve actually never tried snorkeling of any sort so I’ll definitely keep that in mind.

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