author, Travel Tales I Couldn't Put in the Guidebooks
Lea Lane is an award-winning writer and communicator, author of <em>Travel Tales I Couldn't Put in the Guidebooks.</em> She writes for magazines, newspapers and Websites, has authored seven books (including <em>Solo Traveler</em>, finalist for best travel book of the year from the North American Travel Journalist's Association). She contributes to dozens of other books, from encyclopedias to guidebooks. She wrote a column called "Going It Alone," for <em>Gannett Newspapers</em>, and was managing editor of "Travel Smart" newsletter. She is a blogger for forbes.com.
Lea has earned two and a half college degrees. She has been a high school teacher and college lecturer, vice president of a tech company, an actress ("Nurse One" in a low-budget indie film), an off-Broadway producer, a produced musical playwright (way off Broadway), and a counselor for foster children. As a writing consultant for businesses and government, she has trained over a thousand people to write better, using her book, <em>Steps to Better Writing</em>.
Divorced once, widowed once, Lea is now happily married again and dancing as fast as she can. She has two wonderful grown sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and two adorable little granddaughters, Sabrina Rose and Chloe Jordan. She lives in Florida when she isn't traveling the world, and writing and speaking about it.