Tag Archives: Jill Zeller

The Reluctant Traveler at home — Cats and Writers

About cats And writers. We have cats. I think most of us do, anyway. Every writer I know personally has one or more cats—oh there are a few of us who dare to own dogs AND cats. Or dogs only. … Continue reading

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The Not-so-reluctant Traveler: Closer to Home

I have confessed that I love all things West. So I may as well write about this some more, and today I go back to a July, 2007 trip to Eastern Oregon. My husband was born in Pendleton, Oregon, and … Continue reading

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The Not-so-reluctant Traveler: Butch

As I do very little researching before I visit a place—it’s not because I want to arrive “tabula rasa”, but it comes down to my innate laziness—when I got to southern Utah I knew where we were going to stay … Continue reading

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The not-so-reluctant Traveler: Utah

From our little cabin at Sevier River Ranch we can look down into the Sevier (pronounced “Severe”, the locals informed us) Valley at Hatch Station, a town split in two by Utah scenic highway State 89. 20 miles east lies … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Travels Back in Time

After today, for the next two Sundays, I will be traveling. First I go to Utah to visit Bryce and Zion National Parks, two of the many Southwest locations I have not yet seen, then to Washington D.C. for work. … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler comes home and there are dogs

English Mastiff breeders share a common anecdote: by the end of the second World War, the English Mastiff all but vanished from Britain. American breeders helped to revive the breed in England. This intrigued me. Plans for a historical novel … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler, Part 6: Soweto

On June 16, 1976, I was waiting to hear if I had gotten into the University of Pittsburgh nursing school. Sharing a house with a PhD aspirant, two medical students, and a dental student, I had recently broken up with … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler, Part 5: Cape Town, Where I Went and Where I Didn’t

WHERE I WENT On a tour organized for those of us who arrived to the city a day early, our first stop was at one of the local clinics who participant in HIV vaccine trials. It was a bright, welcoming … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jill Zeller

Jill Zeller was determined to become a writer ever since her fifth grade play was a flop (let’s just say that no one was yelling “Author, author!”) Millions of words later, she’s still writing both novels and short stories in a myriad of worlds and genres. Her first release from Book View Cafe, the zombie tale Bijou, is creepy in a way that only a woman writing medical thrillers and horror could dream up. Continue reading

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