Dave Fox is an award-winning humor and travel writer, and
public speaker. He also spends several months in Europe
each year as a tour guide for Rick Steves' Europe Through
the Back Door. A former news anchor for Wisconsin Public
Radio, he has written for a variety of newspapers, magazines,
and book publishers including:
Kris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine)
Wisconsin State Journal
Dallas Morning News
His writing has also appeared in letters to his mother,
though not often enough if you ask her.
Dave won the Erma
Bombeck Writers' Workshop Book Proposal Contest
in 2004, sponsored by the University of Dayton, Ohio, and
AuthorHouse Books. Author House awarded Dave a 2,000 dollar
publishing and promotions package for his proposal to write
his collection of humorous stories about things that have
gone wrong in his international travels. , Getting Lost:
Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad was initially released
by AuthorHouse in 2006 and was selected as a "new and
notable" travel book by Amazon.com. A second, improved
edition was published by Inkwater Press in May, 2008.
Dave got started in travel writing by journaling about
his travels, which he has been doing ever since he lived
in England at age seven. His unique approach to travel
journaling teaches travelers how to weave together
their "inner journey" and "outer journey"
to create a more vivid travel journal. His class
was recommended in the Wall Street Journal in February,
2003. His book about travel journaling, Globejotting:
How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have
time to enjoy your trip!), was published by Inkwater
Press in July, 2008.
Dave has also released The
Fox that Quacked: Essays from Planet Earth, an audiobook
of his humor essays. The CD includes humorous stories from
home and abroad. It is available on his website at www.davethefox.com.
Foreign travel has been a big part of Dave's life since
childhood. He has lived in Norway, Turkey, and England,
and traveled in more than 40 countries on five continents.
He spends several months in Europe each year as a tour guide
for Rick Steves'
Europe Through the Back Door and has also worked
on cruise ships as a guest lecturer for Holland
America Lines. He has been a Scandinavian cultural
consultant to the History Channel program, "Weird US,"
and an opening speaker for Princess Märtha Louise of
Dave lectures frequently on a variety of topics
from informative writing and travel seminars to humorous
keynotes about his overseas misadventures. He has a bachelors
degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in
Madison, and has also studied linguistics at the University
of Oslo, Norway. He currently lives in Seattle.
You can e-mail Dave at email@example.com.
For his full online media kit, please visit davesbook.com/media.
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When Dave is out wandering the planet, he sends back
frequent reports about where he is and what he's doing.
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Lost in the World:
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Where's Dave Right
Now?: Dave's travel schedule