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The IFWTWA enjoys an impressive number of authors within our membership. 

We are authors, chefs, wine and culinary specialists, photojournalists, and travel experts. We love to write about all things food, wine, and travel especially as it relates to the many aspects of tourism and the hospitality industry. On this page you will find a sampling of books published by our members. 

We invite you to peruse our virtual library. Books are presented by author's last name, or use our site's search feature for topics of interest. Click on the links provided to view book details or to order.


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A - E

Corbett, Suzanne ~ Award-winning writer, culinary teacher and food historian whose work has appeared in local and national publications. Find her books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

  • Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis, 09/10/2017
    guidebook to St. Louis' unique foods and eateries spotlighting 99 personal picks along with signature foods and related food history found in and about the Gateway City. 

Courtier, Marie-AnnickNative of Paris, France, Marie is a wellness and culinary coach, an author and sommelier. Find Marie's books on Amazon and Goodreads.

Drotar, David Lee ~ Focusing on nature, environmental and cultural issues, David's work has appeared in USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post, Toronto Globe & Mail, New Orleans Times-Picayune and many other daily newspapers, magazines and online venues. 

Steep Passages Book CoverSteep Passages: A World-wide Eco-adventurer Unlocks Nature's Spiritual Truths, 01/01/2002

Steep Passages skillfully draws parallels between the natural world and the people who are finding their way through it.

Find David's book at Brookview Press.


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Hilbers, Joseph ~ Editor and Publisher at Vittles, Vintages and Voyages"2010 marked Joe Nilbers' sixth decade in Journalism" 

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Norris, Susie ~ Creator of Food Market Gypsy, Susie is a pastry chef, educator, food-focused traveler and so much more. 

A Baker's Passport book cover, black background with desert imageA Baker's Passport
Travel the world with A Baker's Passport, a global tour of regional baking including breads, savory pies, vegetarian dishes, tarts, cakes, and cookies classics. Based on the award-winning culinary travel blog, FOOD MARKET GYPSY, this technique-driven baking book for home cooks offers well-tested recipes for classics like Quiche Lorraine, Black Forest Gateau, Moon Cakes, and Creme Brûlée. Pastry Chef and Educator Susie Norris brings stories of the world's great baking traditions home to you.

Find more of Susie's books on Amazon

Peterson Smith, Terri ~ Award winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in travel, food and environmental topics.

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Walls, Kathleen ~ Co-publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways 

  • Georgia's Ghostly Getaways
    Georgia's turbulent history has been a natural breeding round for ghost stories and legends. Here’s where you go to find historical travel with a supernatural twist.
  • Finding Florida’s Phantoms
    Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. Florida was Europe's first stronghold in the New World. It is still a great state for explorers of the modern persuasion.
  • Hosts With Ghosts

    The South has always famous for its hospitality. Hotels throughout Dixie vie with one another to offer their guests more. Here’s where to find some interesting lodging and the places nearby to visit.

  • Wild About Florida: Central Florida
    Visit all of Central Florida’s wild and natural places.
  • Wild About Florida: North Florida
    Visit all of North Florida’s wild and natural places.
  • Wild About Florida: South Florida
    Visit all of South Florida’s wild and natural places.

Kathleen's Tour Guides on Amazon:

Woodhouse, Belinda ~ Meet Bel, "A solo traveller who's love of travel is taking her all over the world in free sandal wearing bliss" at The Travel Bag Guru

  • 21 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
    Deep blue peaceful waters surrounded by dormant volcanos converge to create a very special place steeped in tradition with a relaxed way of life in the towns dotted around Lake Atitlan.  

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