Vera Marie Badertscher
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WE READ AND TRAVEL
Here at the Library, we will wander the globe, in no particular order, ignoring the Dewey Decimal system, the alphabet, continental boundaries, or any other artificial organization. Novels, histories, biographies, travel narratives– all kinds of literature that help you understand a place and the people and culture.
When you travel, you start gathering information before you go. I know that you can find guidebooks and talk to friends, but here at A Traveler’s Library, I point you to the travel literature that will stay on your shelf.
I have been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years, and a traveler since my parents took me on a road trip when I was one year old. I’ve visited most of the states in the U.S. and more than 30 countries. When I want to know about a place and can’t get there for first hand knowledge, I read about it.
PEN4HIRE Writing Content
If you are looking for the website of writer and author Vera Marie Badertscher, alias Pen4Hire, it has moved. Or rather its contents have moved.
Everything that you once found at my writer’s website, Pen4Hire, is now available at A Traveler’s Library–including some of the articles that represent about 18 years of free lance writing for print publications and for the Internet. To see articles, click here.
GUESTS AND CONTRIBUTORS at A TRAVELER’S LIBRARY
Many guests join me in talking about new books and old books, including a stellar group of 6 outstanding writers. You can meet them at the contributors page. Movies belong on the shelf along with books, and sometimes music, museums and art works add to our understanding. Travelers with children and travelers with pets have special needs. Some people just want to EAT. The team of 6 specialists provide us with information on all those special travel angles.
Whether you travel on a plane, in a car, on a train, or from your armchair, A Traveler’s Library wants to help your journey.
We thrive on your suggestions and discussions with other readers, so please do talk back.
NOTE: I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOKS FOR REVIEW.
When I accept something for free, or at a reduced price because I am a writer, and write about it on the blog, I will tell my readers about it. My readers are intelligent enough to figure out if I am lying about things just to get freebies. I won’t, so they will be spared much thought.
The books that publishers gave me for review were generally passed on to my readers through giveaways or given to a local library after I wrote about them. Sometimes the books that I received turned out not to be suitable for the blog. But most of the time, the books were wonderful and I was happy to share them.
A NOTE ABOUT ADVERTISING
I use affiliate advertising on my site. That usually means that I have a link to books sold on Amazon within the text of my blog posts and receive a small percentage of sales. Readers should be aware of these financial ties.
Please remember that patronizing the advertisers is a vote for continuing this blog. Every purchase helps.
Writing Around the Web
Do you want to read more than the articles here at A Traveler’s Library?
I have been very active in the blogger community and have written guest posts for the following blogs/websites:
- Attainable Sustainable: About Louis Bromfield, pioneer of sustainable agriculture and Malabar Farm.
- Archaeology Travel, Those Sexy Etruscans, a review of D. H. Lawrence’s book about visiting Etrusca.
- Girls Getaway: Travel Like a Lady in Brittany and other articles.
- Your Life Is a Trip: Sisters Road TripInfo Ireland and several more.
- Spot Cool Stuff : The Miracle of Siphnos
- I Explore: The Creme de la Creme of Cooking Classes
- Go Packbacking : Six Tips for taking the ferry in Greece. (no longer available)
- The Culinary Life: Food allergy translation cards; Emily Dickinson’s Black Cake Recipe
- Writing Horseback: Tanque Verde Guest Ranch; Hidden Meadow Ranch
- Velvet Escape: Master Potter of Mata Ortiz, Mexico; Tohono Chul Park in Tucson
- Travel Wonders: Canyon de Chelly; Bayeux Tapestry
- foXnoMad: The Minoans of Crete
- Freelancedom: A post on Why I Write I have an article in the web
- National GEO Traveler–a road trip through duPont country in Delaware and Pennsylvania .
- Wandering Educators: The Perfect French Movie (Just one of many articles at that site).
- Mothering.com: A book about peanut allergies
- What a Trip :List of things to do in Bayeux, France.
- My Itchy Travel Feet: Normandy and Bayeux; Review of Book for Boomer Adventure; Paddling North (review); Five Adventures on the Navajo Rez; and more.
- Authentic Luxury Travel: Le Marche, Italy
- Boomer Women Travelers: Renting an apartment while traveling
- The Monks Who Forgot How, Killing The Buddha.com , an essay about Cambodian Monks after Cambodia’s Holocaust.
OTHER STUFF ABOUT ME AND A TRAVELER’S LIBRARY
ALLTOP listed as a top travel blog.
Lonely Planet featured A Traveler’s Library and me as a Blog Sherpa with reprinted articles from 2010 through 2012 when they ended the program.
Bloggies 2010 Finalist in Best Travel Blogs Category.
Past Monthly contributor to Reel Life With Jane as Classic Movie Connoisseur.
Contributor at Your Life Is A Trip
Past Contributor to JetSetter.com
Contributor to Indie Travel Podcast Magazine
Interviewed on Cheap Flights in their series on travel bloggers.