2014 Faculty (Travel Writers & Photographers Conference)
| ||Kimberley Cameron|
Literary agent and President of Kimberley Cameron and Associates. She has been successful with many different genres, and especially loves the thrill of securing representation for debut authors. Cameron represents both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Read more >>
Literary agent Amy Cloughley joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates in 2012 with a background in editing, writing, and marketing. She seeks authors with unique, clear voices who put forth smart, tightly-written prose. She is actively building her client list with both debut and veteran writers.
| ||Don George|
Author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing and editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, Better Than Fiction and the forthcoming An Innocent Abroad. George is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, where he writes feature articles and the monthly Trip Lit column. He is also Editor of BBC Travel’s literary travel site, Words and Wanderlust.
Travel editor at San Francisco Chronicle, where he has written about, reported on, and been hopelessly lost in destinations on five continents. He produces the weekly Sunday Travel section’s print edition, as well as travels, writes, and takes photos and video for the section, and for his Bad Latitude travel blog at SFGate.com. Hilton's attempts to divine, describe and defy the expectations of places -- from Havana's back alleys to Genoa's cathedrals -- have earned seven Lowell Thomas Awards. Read from his blog here >>.
One of the world’s most successful and prolific travel photographers, whose career has extended over 30 years. He has been honored by the Society of American Travel Writers with their Travel Photographer of the Year Award three times, most recently in 2010. Holmes has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Saveur, Wine Spectator, Life, Time and hundreds of other major magazines and international companies. He has illustrated over 40 books and has regularly been one of the world’s best photojournalists invited to participate in the acclaimed “Day in the Life” series. Read more >>
Freelance writer and photographer. She has written travel stories for Conde Nast Traveler online, Afar, World Hum, Gadling, Perceptive Travel, and a handful of food, travel, and in-flight magazines. Additionally, Mandel has worked on two guidebooks -- British Columbia and Hawaii -- for Thomas Cook.
Writer, actor, and director. McCarthy is an editor-at-large with National Geographic Traveler and has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal. He was named Travel Journalist of the Year in 2010. McCarthy served as Editor for Lights, Camera... Travel!, along with fellow Travel Writing Conference faculty member Don George, and recently completed his memoir The Longest Way Home. He made his acting debut at nineteen, and has appeared in dozens of films, including Pretty in Pink, and The Joy Luck Club. Read more >>
|Linda Watanabe McFerrin|
Poet, travel writer, novelist, and contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and anthologies and the Founder of Left Coast Writers. A winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, her first novel, Namako: Sea Cucumber, was named Best Book for the Teen-Age by the New York Public Library. Her most recent novel, Dead Love, the tale of a love that just won’t die, was a Bram Stoker finalist.
Writer, editor, and occasional botanist, he is the Managing Editor for Airbnb and formerly the US Digital Editor for Lonely Planet. His travel writing has appeared in USA Today, CNN, BBC Travel, Washington Post, MSNBC, Gadling, and several Lonely Planet books. With a Ph.D. in Biology from Berkeley, his interest lies in stories at the intersection of science and travel.
San Francisco-based freelance writer and editor. She's written stories about being lost in a Thailand jungle, swimming with sharks, and flying a propeller plane toward a hurricane in Mexico. She is currently Contributing Editor at San Francisco magazine, where she covers travel, adventure, and city life. Her articles have been printed in San Francisco magazine, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, Sunset, C Magazine, Via, and others. Her travel essays have been anthologized in The Best Women's Travel Writing Vol. 9 and the upcoming Lonely Planet book, An Innocent Abroad.
Editor of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best Women's Travel Writing. She is the author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler and With a Measure of Grace: the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant.
Author of the very first Lonely Planet guide, which was inspired by a trek across Asia in the early 1970s. Wheeler's new book, Dark Lands, is a follow up to his travels along the Axis of Evil in Bad Lands. Post LP, his activities have included the Planet Wheeler Foundation, the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas in Melbourne, and Global Heritage Fund. Wheeler is also part owner of Australia's Text Publishing, the original publisher of the best-selling novel The Rosie Project. Read more >>