Four Seasons in a Day CoverFour years ago, I left an editorial job to spend more time traveling and writing books. Here’s what’s happened since then.

This just in. The fourth edition of my critically acclaimed book Estate Planning Smarts: A Practical, User-Friendly, Action-Oriented Guide, placed in the Eric Hoffer Awards. A free update, mostly reflecting the recent tax overhaul, is now available for download on the book’s website.

A new book. When our only child started college, my husband and I planned to rent our Brooklyn, N.Y. townhouse and Airbnb our way through France. When nothing went according to plan, I wrote a book about it. Four Seasons in a Day: Travel, Transitions and Letting Go of the Place We Call Home is the story of our misadventures.

Named one of “The Best Books of 2017 About Healthy Aging” by The Wall Street Journal, Four Seasons in a Day is a five-time award winner. It won first place in the travel category of the 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards and a bronze medal in the “travel essays” category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards. It was also an award-winning finalist in the travel category of the Independent Author Network Awards; the travel category of the Foreword Review Indies Awards; and the “Travel: Guides & Essays” category of the International Book Awards. In her review, Laura E. Kelly, the former Global Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest Books, wrote: “This book’s mix of travelogue, observations about aging, career, and fish-out-of-water adventures, and practical advice about the sharing economy come together to make for an entertaining and information-rich read.”

Just released. An audiobook edition of Four Seasons in a Day. It is performed by Tavia Gilbert, the 2017 Audie Awards winner for best female narrator. You can listen to a sample here:

Back story. People ask me what it’s like to work while I’m on the road. My recent article, “On Writing A Memoir in Real Time,” describes how I wrote Four Seasons in a Day.

What’s next? After a three-year hiatus, I have relaunched my blog in a new home — on this website. You can use the box at the bottom of this page to subscribe, or follow future posts on Facebook and Twitter.