Following her return to California, Shelley Buck became a founding editor of the feminist news syndicate, Her Say, now archived at Harvard University. She teaches writing in the San Francisco area and is the editor of ePícaro.com - an online journal of travel narratives by mostly West Coast writers. Her first book, Floating Point, recalls life aboard a boat in the San Francisco Bay during the technology boom years. When not breakfasting with white-faced monkeys in Costa Rica or hitchhiking through the Khyber Pass, she lives with her family in California's Santa Cruz Mountains.
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Travel memoir: Inspired by a slim guidebook purchased at Fred and Pat Cody's legendary Berkeley bookstore, Shelley Buck took off alone in 1972 on a journey she hoped would take her overland from Europe to India and Nepal, using mostly public transit. East chronicles Shelley's emergence into adulthood as she crosses into lands she dreamed of visiting. The journey will make her a feminist.
Imagine running away to sea without giving up your day job! In Floating Point, the author and her family seek to shorten a daunting commute to Silicon Valley by moving to a boat. This travel memoir chronicles an adventure lived beneath the radar of suburban life as the new owners of the Egret learn the ropes and are transformed by their life on the water. Published by ePicaro Press.