About Sara Stamey

Award-winning author Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking around Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Resettled in her native Pacific Northwest, she taught creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

The Rambling Writer off the Beaten Track in Xcalak, Mexico

Join Thor and me on our anniversary retreat in remote southeast Mexico, where we celebrated our “luna de miel” (honeymoon) ten years ago. NOTE: I’ll continue my photo-journal blog posts of my recent Greek islands research trip next Saturday, April … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 19: A Village on Nisyros

After exploring the island’s active volcanic caldera, Thor and I cool off in the shady lanes of Mandraki village. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 18: Volcanic Nisyros

Join Thor and me on a day trip from Kos to hike the steaming caldera of the still-active volcano on the nearby island Nisyros. It’s hot! NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 17: We Arrive on Kos

After a lovely sunset ferry ride from Rhodes, Thor and I embrace the beauties of Kos, the healing island. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 16: the Healing Island of Kos

Join Thor and me as we discover the magic of Kos, home of Hippocrates, “the father of modern medicine.” NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 15: The Labyrinth of Ancient Kameiros

Join Thor and me as we wander the labyrinthine lanes of this beautifully preserved Hellenistic city on the island of Rhodes. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 14: Ancient Kameiros on Rhodes

Thor and I follow in the footsteps of Philhellene author Lawrence Durrell as we admire the ancient city overlooking the blue Aegean Sea. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 13: Rhodes Town and Lawrence Durrell

  Join me to explore more of old Rhodes Town, including the Turkish quarter where the writer Lawrence Durrell lived and mused upon history. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 12: Rhodes Old Town

Join Thor and me as we revisit the Medieval walled city and the harbor of Rhodos Old Town, still bustling after 2500 years of rich history. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 11: Fabulous Beaches of Rhodes

Come join Thor and me as we pursue our obsession with the luminous, sapphire-blue Aegean Sea, its siren song calling us to dive ever deeper. NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in … Continue reading

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