Buenos Aires, Argentina. Down by the wharves listening to three old men in Panama hats and smoking cigars play Spanish guitar

California Beaches

With Grandma, Priest Lake, ID

Skiing Snowmass, Colorado

Two Thanksgiving Chefs, Spokane

Manito Park, Spring 2003

Kenneth Grunzweig 1943-2003


Stanford University

Proud of my 2014 Stanford grad!

The Gratitude Stole - "Thanks, Mom."

David and his Jazz Trio playing for Stanford Commencement 2014, President's Reception

When it all began...

Kate - UW Medical School

Kate runs 13.1

Kate's Graduation, Yale 2011

North Shore, Maui

Kate & Mom after sunrise run

David, summit Haleakala, Maui, photographing dawn


Wedding Sunrise, Haleakala Crater, 10,315 feet, 5:50 a.m.

Summit, 6:30 a.m.


Sea of Destiny: Ancient and Modern Conflict on the Mediterranean.
Greece, Italy, Turkey, Sicily, Cyprus, Malta, France.

Rooftops of Rome

Alexander, Museum of Athens

Ostica Antica, Italy

Excavations, Walls of Troy, Turkey

Roman Fortress: Where Octavian Battled Marc Anthony and Cleopatra

Temple ruins 3500 BC, Malta

Malta, fishing boats

Canal of Corinth, Italy

Sicily, Mt Aetna, British Commonwealth War Memorial

Band of Brothers Memorial, Rome-Sicily American War Cemetery

Bernini, Tivoli Fountain

My little writing table, Nice, France

Scandinavia, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland

Rooftops of Copenhagen

King Christian IV's sword, Denmark

Viking ship, recovered intact from a bog burial

Cottage Door, Stravanger, Norway

Fjiord, Edvard Grieg's home, Bergen, Norway

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands

Reykjavik, Modern Day Viking

ANCIENT EMPIRES: The Middle Mediterranean, June 2013

Temple of Hera, Agrigento

Ortigia - Siracusa, Sicily


The Matterhorn, photo by Greg Miller

Post climb, Gonergrat 3103'm. Near The Matterhorn

View from Gonergrat Peak



GLENDA BURGESS is a winner of the Rupert Hughes Award for literary fiction, and a short story finalist for the New Century Writer Award. Her memoir, The Geography of Love, was named one of The Ten Best Books of 2008 by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a finalist for the 2008 Books for a Better Life Award.

Born in New Mexico, the daughter of a US Air Force Lt. Colonel in the Strategic Air Command, the author's first published work at the age of nine was printed in The Spokesman-Review newspaper for the payment of one dollar.

The author graduated with distinction from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a B.A. in Political Science. Ms. Burgess was the recipient of the 1978 Wendell L. Wilkie Distinguished Student Award in Political Science. After earning a Masters in Public Affairs (1980) from the University of Washington, the author was selected to serve as a Presidential Management Fellow - the presitigious government executive training and mentoring program initiated under President Jimmy Carter.

After completing nearly a decade of government service on Capitol Hill and for the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, Ms. Burgess left government service to study creative writing. She attended writers workshops and seminars at the University of Washington, the University of California (Berkeley),the Creative Writing Program in Continuing Education at Stanford, the Maui Writers School, and the Aspen Writers Workshop to name a selected few.

Glenda Burgess's work encompasses a memoir, The Geography of Love, (Random House/​Broadway Books, 2008), two novels Exposures and Loose Threads, and an academic work, A Special Collections Thesaurus: Women Studies. Her work includes published short stories and essays, as well as book reviews and freelance articles. Glenda is a popular featured author at writing workshops and conferences, and has recently presented her work and lead workshops at, among others, The Hawaiian Writers Conference, The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Conference, Portland's Wordfest, The Writers Workshop Series at A Book for All Seasons, and Eastern Washington University's literary festival Get Lit!

Glenda writes at her blog, Quintessence, on topics relevant to poetry, literature, and creative writing.

The Geography of Love, a memoir.
Random House/​Broadway Books, August 2008
Softcover release, August 2009.

Exposures, a novel.
First edition, Malvern Publishing, Ltd., UK, 2000.
Second edition (back in print), Penguin/​AuthorHouse, May 2005.

Loose Threads, a novel.
First edition, The Great American First Novel Series,
Malvern Publishing, Ltd., UK, 1998.
Second edition (back in print), Penguin/​AuthorHouse, March 2008.

A Special Collections Thesaurus: Women Studies
Academic Reference.
University of Washington Press, 1979.


Tombstone, Ancient Greece

Cornice detail, Troy, Turkey

A tomb in The Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Floating Flower Markets, Amsterdam

Luzern, Switzerland

Greg, Nakalele Point


My garden

Upper Priest Lake

The Palouse Hills

Winter walk with McDuff