Cuisine Noir featured Elaine Lee and her soon to be released book, “Go Girl 2” in the February 1st edition of their magazine. Travel writer Kalin Thomas and photographer/editor Sheree Williams teamed up to do a remarkable job chronicling Elaine’s literary and travel journeys.
Travel Journalist, Julie Odom, wrote a story about birthday travel for the Wall Street Journal and it features excerpts from an interview with Elaine Lee. The story appears in their “off duty” section of the newspaper on 1/25/24. Elaine shares information about her 40th birthday gift to herself, a trip around the world!
On 1/23/24, Elaine made a guest appearance on “Live on the Bay”, a daily talk show that airs on KRON-TV (Channel 4) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The interview was a wonderful opportunity to share news about the soon to be released book “Go Girl 2” as well as share some vital travel tips.
A cool feature story about me and my upcoming book appeared in 12/19/23 edition of the SF Chronicle’s SFgate.com. It was written by fellow Bay Area travel writer, Brandy Collins. https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/bay-area-author-travel-pioneer-18552648.php
Ugogurl Productions has just published the 2023 fall edition of its Afrocentric travel media newsletter. (22nd edition)
It includes calls for submission, jobs, travel writing classes, article links and much more. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive the newsletter in the future or have news to share, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.To see the most recent version of the newsletter, just visit the link! Sample
Good news, it was a pleasure and delight to organize my travel writing association’s first booth and presence at the 9th annual Bay Area Book Festival, which was held May 7th in downtown Berkeley. I declare the event a success. It provided us many wonderful opportunities to educate people about BATW (Bay Area Travel Writers
10 Black outdoors women who nourish our ‘Nature Swagger’ For Women’s History Month 2023, Outdoor Afro wanted to acknowledge a few female inspirations and contributors to their new book “Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors”, Rue Mapp, in collaboration with American publisher Chronicle Books. As founder and CEO of Outdoor
Good news, I have a chapter in the newly released Chronicle Books publication “Nature Swagger” by Rue Mapp, founder of “Outdoor Afro”, the leading USA based Afrocentric Outdoor Adventure/Nature Lovers Association. Since its creation in 2009, the organization has grown from one to seventy chapters across the USA. https://outdoorafro.org Rue chose to include the story
Good news, I have two feature travel stories about Yosemite National Park that appeared in the Charlotte Observer, Miami Herald newspapers as well as Detour Magazine on 7/7/22!!! Additionally, on 6/8/22, those same publications featured a story that I wrote about the Association of African American Vintners 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. No such thing as
Good news! Elaine Lee was a featured speaker at the 2022 SF Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show which was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. On May 21st, she taught a travel writing class and was joined on stage by social media/marketing guru, Matthew Felix. Together they provided a top notch insight into
What is a creative way for a travel journalist to celebrate Black History Month? S/he could write bio sketches of early African American travel heroes for the Black Travel History website hosted by Black Travel Alliance (BTA) and sponsored by Tripadvisor*. https://historyofblacktravel.com/ Well, that is what I did and I am proud to share that
Elaine’s article wins second place in the Los Angeles Press Club’s 14th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award Program.
Good news, my article came in 2nd place in the “Art Feature” segment of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 14th Annual Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Program. It was right behind a New York Times story!!! How cool is that? No such thing as a small victory! The Award Ceremony was held on 2/17/22! https://lapressclub.org/