Gillian Kendall

Gillian Nov 2019

Writer and adventurer for hire.

 Gillian Kendall is an American-Australian writer who has lived in five countries and eight states. The author of four books, she does all sorts of writing: travel and nonfiction journalism, as well as fiction, essays, and memoirs. Have a look at her books, or travel writing pages, or read her contributions to The Sun, her blog, or her monthly column for Curve magazine.

To join her “writer friends” email list, let her know: you’ll get only a few emails a year.

You can read her blog here:

or her bimonthly column for here:

Long-Lived Lesbians column

Recent, Ongoing, and Coming up

December 2022 — RW in THE SUN magazine

November 2021 — Travel Classics conference, Scottsdale, Arizona

Gillian is available to lead writing retreats for friends or writers’ groups in private homes.

First-person travel features

“10 Reasons to Visit Sanibel Island, Florida” in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

“A Flow with No Beginning” (Return to the Alps after 40 years) in PERCEPTIVE TRAVEL

“Swim Call in the Caribbean” (Coast Guard story) in PERCEPTIVE TRAVEL April 2020

“Locked Out of Canada” in PERCEPTIVE TRAVEL April 2016

“Happy in Northampton” in CURVE Magazine Nov/Dec. 2015

“Fekkin’ Savage: Learning to drum in Ireland”— in PERCEPTIVE TRAVEL October 2015

“Creature Comforts” in THE SUN, August 2015

An essay on travel poetry, in the LA TIMES