You’ve been offered a book deal! What would you write about?
Getting a book deal is a dream of mine!I have so many things that I want to write about! I would love to write a book of essays, I would love to write a novel, and I would love to write and photograph a book about New Jersey. I would use some of my photographs from my other blog, New Jersey Memories. I would also have an excuse to buy a better camera. It would give me a good reason to travel around the state and take photos!
Of course I’d like to go to Europe to photograph and write about it – Italy, France, Spain, and Germany – that would be great. I'd also go to Australia and New Zealand and Japan and China -- all over the world. It would be great if I had a publisher who'd pay for my travels, especially if I could bring my husband with me.
Perhaps this wanderlust comes from my parents. My mother was born in Lappland in northern Sweden. She always wanted to see America, so as soon as she saved enough money, she traveled to England and stayed there for awhile. She hitchhiked around England and Scotland (it was a lot safer then), and then finally came to America.My father was born in Odense, Denmark. He rode his bicycle by Hans Christian Andersen's house every day. He traveled all over the world, including living in New Zealand for awhile. Then he came to the United States, where he eventually met my mother in Brooklyn.
I was born and raised in New Jersey, but I grew up in a with a strong European environment. I did live in Denmark briefly as a child, after my father started writing for a Danish newspaper, but my mother was homesick for America, so we came back.
I always heard their exciting stories about their travels, and I would really like to do some traveling, too.
I'd love to travel around the world, take photographs, and write books about the places that I've been.
Written for Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop.