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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous.
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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous.
Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

    Interview with Marla McDaniel, Amelia Island Writers

    Interview with Marla McDaniel, Amelia Island Writers

    This is a rerelease of the original podcast recorded on February 3, 2002, to celebrate Marla McDaniel's dedication to the Amelia Island Writers. She is retiring and starting a new chapter in her life in Florida. We thank her and wish her well! 
    Marla grew up between homes in south Florida and an Indiana family farm. She enjoys small towns, country roads, islands, antiques, and history. Amelia Island contains, within its small area, the qualities she and her family enjoy as their residence. Appreciation of historical sites led her to efforts in the preservation of old railroads, bridges and depots. She took part in the nationwide transportation agenda to recycle abandoned railroads into community trails. She likes to write non-fiction and values the camaraderie and support of writers in a vibrant artistic community. Marla retires as the coordinator of Amelia Island Writers (AIW), a chapter of FL Writers Association. AIW hosts monthly programs of interest for established and aspiring writers of all genres.
    Contact her at: divinemissmm@yahoo.com
    Please contact: Diann@DiannAbroad.com
    Music attributes:  "Miracle"  Music by Dream Machine; "Tiny People" Music by Alexei De Bronhe; Smile" Music by Gabriel
    Widescreen Episode Artwork attribute:  116245741 © Rawpixel Images | Dreamstime.com


    • 17 min
    A Writer's Life: A Setting Surprise

    A Writer's Life: A Setting Surprise

    With my current thriller manuscript ("Claim Denied") in the hands of beta readers, I had time to think about writing another book: a sequel, a thriller set in a small town with fascinating, quirky characters.
    When I looked back at a community on the Eastern Shore of Virginia I visited a few times in early 2000, I came upon a startling, sweet surprise! I dug deeper! It was clear: I had to write this novel! 
    I joined J. Thorn's 5-day challenge using his "Three Story Method", outlined the entire story, and uploaded the details in Plottr. I can access it at any time and get cracking!
    I'll do exactly that as soon as "Claim Denied" is published. Publication release is January 2021. Story and Song Neighborhood Bookstore on Amelia Island, FL has agreed to a book launch.  Please email me at Diann@DiannAbroad.com to receive publication information and an invitation to the book launch.
    Thank you for listening!  Please leave a comment and a rating. DiannAbroad.com
    Music for this podcast was provided by Rafael Javadov ("The Amelia Island Sun"), Ilya Truhanov ("Russian Soap Opera"), and Setuniman (violin sounds).

    • 16 min
    Travel Bug, Marketa and Milly

    Travel Bug, Marketa and Milly

    Diann Schindler, DiannAbroad, takes us back to her 3rd grade geography class in Hamilton, Ohio, when her first thought of travelling outside the United States burst forth, infiltrating her head and her heart. She was nine years old. But, it wasn't until decades later that she truly acted on that notion, with full conviction, and came to understand that travelling is all about the people...meeting people from all walks of life and lands. Making connections is the true essence of broadening horizons, tolerance, understanding, and love.
    Diann tells us about two women she met: Marketa in Prague and Milly in Fez, Morocco. They helped her understand women are women, are women, all over the world, often with the same painful experiences.  
    BLOG: Prague, the City of 100 Bridges with a 1,100 year history.  
    Get your copy of "Claim Denied" HERE.
    Intro music is "The Amelia Island Sun" by Rafael Javadov. 
    Interlude is "Flight"
    Check out my websites: DiannAbroad.com and DiannSchindlerAuthor.com
    Write to Diann at Diann@DiannAbroad.com

    • 20 min
    Frustrations and Joys: My Portugal

    Frustrations and Joys: My Portugal

    This is my first podcast of 2022! Why? You'll just have to listen. Meanwhile, here is the supporting information. 

    Here I am in Cascais, PT... my 40 minutes trek once a week from my apartment in Monte Estoril.

    Below, pics of the Men's International Tennis Tournament. The Estoril Open. That's Gasquet serving. Great day! 
    Dinner on the ocean with Cidalia and Nelia in Cascais.
    Below is a photo of my last book, "Claim Denied" published last year. To get your copy, click HERE. I talk about the challenges of writing the sequel, "The Secrets of Selby" (working title) in this podcast. 
    Thank you so much for listening
    Diann Schindler   Diann@DiannAbroad.com.
    Intro and Outgo music by Musician and Composer, Rafael Javadov
    Other music "Smile" by Gabriel from Cons8

    • 22 min
    Meditation, Madeira/Monte Estoril and My Need to Nest

    Meditation, Madeira/Monte Estoril and My Need to Nest

    From her new home in Portugal and her last podcast for 2021, Diann Schindler focuses on mind improving meditation; moving from Madeira Island to Monte Estoril; and after 6 years as a solo nomad, her need to find a permanent home - where she can return after traveling. 
    Deepak Chopra's 21 Days of Abundance meditation podcasts. 
    Me on the northeast coast of Madeira Island.

    Monte Estoril, the Monte Carlo of Portugal - my new community, near Lisbon, on the Iberian Peninsula. 
    My books: "Claim Denied"  "Just A Girl," and "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel."
    My Amazon author page.
    Music is provided by my friend and incredible artist, Rafael Javadov: "The Amelia Island Sun, and "Journey"
    Thank you for listening!
    Diann Schindler, Facebook Author Page
    Diann Schindler Author Website

    • 23 min
    Madeira, Machico, Moby Dick and more!

    Madeira, Machico, Moby Dick and more!

    Diann reports on her first 2 weeks as a resident of Portugal. Starting with Madeira Island, she discusses the village of Machico and how it got its name in 1419, the filming of the 1956 "Moby Dick" movie off the shores of northeastern Madeira Island, and the challenging adjustments to living in a new culture. 
    Madeira Island

    Machico Church - listen to those bells!

    Machico Beach:

    Whalers of Madeira. Museu da Baleia
    Streets surfaces on Madeira that Diann discussed:

    My first apartment in Canico.
      "Claim Denied" on Amazon
    Please comment, rate this podcast, and share with your friends. You can contact me at Diann@DiannAbroad.com  Be sure to subscribe!
    Check out my websites, as well: 
    DiannSchindlerAuthor.com  and DiannAbroad.com 
    The introduction and conclusion music is by Rafael Javadov, "The Amelia Island Sun."
    Interlude music is "Tiny People" by Alexei De Bronhe.
    Thank you for listening!

    • 21 min

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