AWARDS, PODCASTS, VIDEOS, REVIEWS, & INTERVIEWS:
Fish Trader Ray excerpt featured in the January 2017 issue of GoNomad.
Video of my Titillating Adventure Tales literary travel series at Book Passage featuring Lavinia Spaulding, Marcia DeSanctis, Candace Rardon, and myself.
Wild Life won Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Gold for Travel.
Wild Life garnered an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival Awards. I would have preferred a Dishonorable Mention—much spicier!
Did you know having a baby can turn you into a writer? Read my recent interview with Nonfiction Authors Association.
Featured in the winter issue of Foreword Reviews .
Wild Life won the 2014 First Place Best Travel Book from the North American Book Awards along with a Second Place for Best Cover. Exotic Life won their 2014 First Place for Best Memoir.
Dynamic interview in Vagablogging about my venturing off the beaten path and trust.
Book reviews are rolling in: Laura Lopuch captures my joie de vivre in her Wild Life review in Vagablogging. M. Terry Bowman’s Book a Day review is highly thoughtful, and yet another just came in from GoNomad.
My Travel Style interview with travel guru Johnny Jet is live. I’m thrilled it incorporates my very honest travel preferences, from favorite nude beaches to an allergic reaction to cruises.
Winner of the silver Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year 2014. Fish Trader Ray–the winning story about a quirky character I met in the Amazon, is included in Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman and Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing 2015.
Winner of the 2015 Bronze Solas Sports Award for Surviving the Salt and the 2013 Solas Awards bronze medal under “Animal Encounter” for Trumpets of Warning.
Amazon Mom and Rada’s Bloom won the Mikel Essery Travel Writing Contest and been selected for their upcoming anthology Mambo Poa, a multilingual book published annually.
Rada’s Bloom is the winner of the 2012 Solas Awards gold medal for Most Unforgettable Character.
Read about Lisa’s dance teaching in the Marin Independent Journal feature Dancer, Heal Thyself .
Lisa is featured in Be Inkandescent Magazine‘s feature Truly Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World which is also being turned into a book and T.V. series. Three of her stories are also featured in their May magazine.
Lisa is also featured in these recent articles about Eat Pray Love and travel safety for solo women travelers. Read Eat Pray Love and Be Cautious! in the HuffingtonPost, How Julia Roberts, Liz Gilbert Fail Women in Eat, Pray, Love in The Improper and Travel Tips from Roadworthy Women in TripFilms. Oh, let’s not forget ExpatDailyNews and Camels & Chocolate!
View the YouTube video of Lisa Alpine & Carla King discussing their Self-Publishing Boot Camp workshop and workbook.
Exotic Life: Laughing Rivers, Dancing Drums and Tangled Hearts won the BAIPA Book Award for Best Women’s Adventure Memoir.
The Midwest Book Review says, “Exotic Life is a travel memoir that pulls no punches and offers a blunt, humorous, and fun recount of Alpine’s journeys through South America as she tries to encourage people to embrace the randomness and unusual nature of life. Highly recommended, not to be missed.”
Fabulous review of Exotic Life in Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding: “Alpine is an inspiration to women travelers everywhere. She fearlessly wanders through one obscure destination after the other, leaving her complete trust in the experience. She answers that timeless question – Can solo women travelers really go there? – by doing just that and carrying away some wildly unique stories…” Read more
Review of Self-Publishing Boot Camp Workbook by publisher Christy Pinheiro : “This is a useful, well-designed tool for authors who want to self publish. It’s the first self-publishing guide I’ve seen that was designed with a step-by-step theme that encourages author interaction (the author is expected to write in his/her own answers, like “your elevator speech” and “your bio.”
Review of Lisa Alpine & Carla King’s presentation on self-publishing at Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc. Read here
Radio interview with Lisa on the 5 components of the writers toolbox for author success in narrative nonfiction.
Swimming with Wild Dolphins On Smart Green Travel 960am: You’ll hear Lisa share spectacular play by play details of water dancing with the dolphins in Hawaii along with Mark Palmer of SaveJapanDolphins.org about stopping the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.
Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches: This program with Lisa Alpine and Carla King was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 6, 2010: Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. Moderator is Paula Hendricks and Kevin O’Malley is the producer and Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum at the Commonwealth Club. Listen here