Living nomadically. Writing occasionally.

Meeting remarkable people. Loving it all!On my first Camino de Santiago, with a crazy-heavy pack and sore feet, I welcomed seeing this bench.

 Proudly Announcing the Publication of

WALK: Jamie Bacon’s Secret Mission on the Camino de Santiago

Winner, Juvenile Category. New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards 2021.

WALK is a tale of mystery, mishaps, and maybe even miracles.

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Jamie Bacon has no idea he’d going to end up a hero. He’s just mad that his parents are making him walk 500 miles in Spain as part of their home-schooling plan. Come along as Jamie changes his mind, because every day on the Camino can be a surprise and an adventure. Follow him as he makes a secret deal with two pilgrims, meets a charging bull, stops vandals, and way more.

And then discover what he has carried, unwittingly, into Europe’s most famous pilgrimage city.    Read More about WALK

Order in paperback & ebook at your local bookstore or The ebook is also available online at Smashwords, Kobo, Overdrive, and more.

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How shall we reinvent ourselves in this new decade: 2020-2029?

With the arrival of the coronavirus, the delightful, nomadic, house-sitter lifestyle I started in 2012 went poof. I’m now in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where history, diversity, and kind, creative people abound. During this pandemic, I indie-published WALK: Jamie Bacon’s Secret Mission on the Camino de Santiago in September 2020. It’s a novel that took me twelve years to bring into the world. Now, in addition to promoting WALK,  I’m educating myself toward becoming active in the climate-solution movement. My blog here will continue to focus on places I live, art, books, ideas, people I enjoy, AND what I’m learning about climate-change issues, AND on my new book, WALK.   Read More in About