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Faces From Memoir - THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE


Kenneth Grunzweig 1943-2003

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 Louise, Priest Lake, ID

Skiing Snowmass, Colorado

Two Thanksgiving Chefs, Spokane

Christmas, 2001

Manito Park, Spring 2003

FAMILY TODAY


Kate and David, 2008

Kate


My amazing 2011 Yale University grad! BA Honors Art History, PreMed [David, USNA]

Kate runs 13.1

Kate, UW Medical School

Hooding ceremony. UW Medical School, Honors, AOA, 2016

Surgery Resident, Plastic Surgery, Case Western/University Hospitals, Cleveland

David


Stanford University

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

The Gratitude Stole - "Thanks, Mom."

Proud of my 2014 Stanford grad! B.S. Electrical Engineering, Distinguished Honors in the Arts. Masters 2015, Stanford Audio Engineering/CCRMA

Developer, musician, recording master. San Francisco

Maui, Our Special Place


David, summit Haleakala, Maui, photographing dawn

Waiting...

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

Haleakala, Maui. Summit, 6:30 a.m. April 22

MAUI. Kate & Mom after sunrise run

BUCKET LIST ADVENTURES


Japan and her islands, South Korea, 2016


Floating Temple, Miyama Island

Monk performs ancient Temple Dance to drums

Golden Buddha

Lanterns, Celebration Buddha's birthday

Kibuki dancer, Tokyo

Sea of Destiny: Ancient and Modern Conflict on the Mediterranean.
Greece, Italy, Turkey, Sicily, Cyprus, Malta, France, 2105


Rooftops of Rome

Alexander, Museum of Athens

Roman Fortress: Where Octavian Battled Marc Anthony and Cleopatra

Temple ruins 3500 BC, Malta

Malta, fishing boats

Band of Brothers Memorial, Rome-Sicily American War Cemetery

Bernini, Tivoli Fountain

ON THE TRAIL OF THE VIKINGS
Scandinavia, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, 2014


Rooftops of Copenhagen

Viking ship, recovered intact from a bog burial

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands

Cottage Door, Stravanger, Norway

ANCIENT EMPIRES: The Middle Mediterranean, June 2013


Temple of Hera, Agrigento

Ortigia - Siracusa, Sicily

SWITZERLAND, 2013


The Matterhorn, photo by Greg Miller

Post climb, Gonergrat 3103'm. Near The Matterhorn

View from Gonergrat Peak

AUTHOR NOTES

GLENDA BURGESS

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.

BIOGRAPHY
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.


WORKS IN PRINT
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.



BOOK TRAVELS


My little writing table, Nice.

Tombstone, Ancient Greece

Cornice detail, Troy, Turkey

A tomb in The Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Floating Flower Markets, Amsterdam

Luzern, Switzerland


SEASONS OF THE NORTHWEST


The Palouse Hills

Winter walk with McDuff

My garden

Upper Priest Lake

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