Quick recap from London, Germany & Austria

I still love radio...

Pre-recording for the BBC's The Cultural Frontline. (airs May 21, 2016) Photo: Molly Ker Hawn

Pre-recording for the BBC's The Cultural Frontline. (airs May 21, 2016) Photo: Molly Ker Hawn

In the 'Woman's Hour' green room. Photo: Molly Ker Hawn 

In the 'Woman's Hour' green room. Photo: Molly Ker Hawn 

It was so much fun visiting the BBC in London with my agent Molly Ker Hawn. We toured the second largest news room in the world, leaving me awestruck and speechless. (Which is a terrible thing right before a live broadcast) Check out my press page to hear what we did at the BBC, besides taking selfies. 

Do not go to London without taking a detour to visit THE ALLIGATOR'S MOUTH bookshop in Richmond. 

Lots of colorful Bent Agency Books at Alligator's Mouth. (Shout out to RIVERKEEP by Martin Stewart)  Photo: Molly Ker Hawn

Lots of colorful Bent Agency Books at Alligator's Mouth. (Shout out to RIVERKEEP by Martin Stewart)  Photo: Molly Ker Hawn

Alwyn Hamilton, author of REBEL OF THE SANDS, and my agent sister. Photo: Molly Ker Hawn

Alwyn Hamilton, author of REBEL OF THE SANDS, and my agent sister. Photo: Molly Ker Hawn

That Rebel, Alwyn Hamilton & Molly Ker Hawn, & Me. Photo: Alligator's Mouth staff

That Rebel, Alwyn Hamilton & Molly Ker Hawn, & Me. Photo: Alligator's Mouth staff

While in Germany, I visited The Franconian International School and spoke to students there for three days while they peppered me with brilliant questions about my book and even endured listening to one of my old radio stories featuring one of their teachers who used to work in Fairbanks (very small world). I wish I could post pictures of our pizza party but school rules say no. Instead, I give you a couple shots of my sister, who is a middle school librarian at The FIS and who was also very excited to find the German version of my book in Erlangen. 

Knowing people will read translations of the book gives me all kinds of joy. The first German copy was gifted to this guy, an old friend I met in Austria 32 years ago.

Heli Steinmassl, Leben Extrem.  Photo: Bonnie-Sue HItchcock

Heli Steinmassl, Leben Extrem.  Photo: Bonnie-Sue HItchcock

Curious what he will think of the German translation, but he's busy hanging off cliffs and putting up climbing routes in Oberosterreich so all bets are on whether or not he'll actually read it. 
 

Thankfully there's no video of me trying to walk this line. Think I'll stick to writing.   Photo: Heli Steinmassl

Thankfully there's no video of me trying to walk this line. Think I'll stick to writing.  
Photo: Heli Steinmassl