Rio Frio story to appear in Best Women’s Travel Writing

I just learned that my story, Up the Rio Frio One Last Time, has been chosen for the 2011 Best Women’s Travel Writing anthology, to be published by Travelers’ Tales.

Since 1993, Travelers’ Tales has been publishing award-winning travel writing narratives and anthologies. I like what Foreword Magazine has to say about them: “Their books luxuriate in that complicated, beautiful, shadowy place where the best stories begin, and the most compelling characters roam free.”

My contribution to the anthology is an account of a trip up the Rio Frio, from Costa Rica to Nicaragua. There were just a few fellow passengers, one of whom was no longer among the living and whose mode of transport—a coffin—took up six seats on the rickety wooden boat.

I also wrote about the trip on this blog, and posted here about the nearby Rio San Juan, site of a current border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I talked about the Rio San Juan on KPAM, a Portland radio station, last month, and plan to post an MP3 of the show here once I figure out how to do that.