Kay Dixon + Cindy Hval: Parenting and Bits of Travel

TALES OF FAMILY TRAVEL: BATHROOMS OF THE WORLD chronicles her family's travels through Rome, Kenya, Cyprus, and other exciting destinations. Honored with the Peace Corps Writers 2017 Best Travel Book Award, Kay Dixon narrates her experiences of Nepali culture and the challenges and rewards of traveling with children. From toddlers stuck in bathroom stalls to the dangers of peeing in crocodile-infested rivers, readers will find themselves holding their breath or laughing uproariously at the adventures that await them in Dixon's book. 

TALES OF FAMILY TRAVEL is Dixon's second book. Her first, WANDERLUST SATISFIED, was published in 2013. Dixon served in Columbia in the early 1960s in the Peace Corps. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Juniata College, an Associate Science degree in computer information systems from Cape Cod Community College, and a Master of Science in Training and Development from Lesley University. She strongly believes that no amount of education can prepare a person for the challenges that parenthood brings.


Cindy Hval will be giving a sneak peek of her upcoming book, TIARAS & TESTOSTERONE: TNT, a compilation of her "Front Porch" columnist writings for The Spokesman-Review. She also has a podcast called "Life, Love and Raising Sons (Not Necessarily in That Order)". Hval's first book, WAR BONDS, was published in 2015. She is happy to sign copies for interested customers.

Hval and her husband Derek recently celebrated their 28th anniversary. They have four sons, two male cats, and lots of books. More information about Cindy and her work can be found on her website:https://cindyhval.com/.

Event date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
401 W Main Ave
Cheney, WA 99201
Tales of Family Travel: Bathrooms of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935925804
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Published: Peace Corps Writers - October 9th, 2016

Parents Kevin and Kay Dixon have always had a passion for travel that they love to share with their four daughters. In the late 1970s, a contract for Kevin to work in Saudi Arabia, that came with family benefits and a lucrative travel package, landed on their doorstep in an American suburb. The Dixons could not pack their bags fast enough.

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ISBN: 9781935925439
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Published: Peace Corps Writers - December 17th, 2013

Kay had already left her family and friends speechless when she departed for Peace Corps training. Explaining further that her first full time job is in a red light district in Colombia, South America, was impossible. Nonetheless, Kay is determined to follow her dreams, to risk and explore this big world full of mystery.

War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612002903
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Published: Casemate - February 19th, 2015

America's World War II is most often told through the stories of its great battles, when an entire generation of our young men was suddenly thrust across the oceans to represent the New World in deadly combat against the great powers of the Old.