Author Eileen Curtis takes us on a global adventure with her newest book, “Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe”

In her latest book, Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe, author Washington, DC-based author Eileen Curtis has teamed up with entrepreneur Pat Williams to create an adventure that takes readers on a magic carpet across mountain tops from the Andes to the Himalayas.

The authors invite us to: Swoop across Tanzania’s Serengeti plain. Huddle with New Mexico shamans. Wind along ancient pilgrim paths in Spain. Surround yourself with turtles. Culled from their visits to over a hundred countries, the authors share seven journeys they deem the best of the best. Each dramatic story crosshatches themes of history, ritual, sublime panoramas, primitive spaces, high-wire adventure, and reflective ruminations of mind and heart. The narrative invites the reader to share festal meals, anxious moments, and zany episodes that bring laughter and wonder to this theater of travel. Roam uses travel as a medium to sample the gorgeous tapestry of life.

Mostly, they want us to enjoy the journey — which is the longtime goal for Eileen. Having served for 20 years as Director of Music and Cultural Affairs for WGMS AM-FM, Washington’s classical music station, Eileen was the station’s liaison to Embassy Row. She scripted and produced many cultural documentaries, for which she received a Peabody, along with multiple Gabriel and Armstrong Awards and a Silver Medal for the Arts from the Government of Austria.

She enjoyed a second career as President of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she hosted a monthly television program, Circles of Influence. She served as President of the Metropolitan Council of Chamber Executives (representing Virginia, Maryland and D.C.)Her chamber colleagues voted her Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year. Her alma mater Caldwell University presented her with its lifetime achievement award in 2016.

Curtis’ published writings include the cover story for Mid-Atlantic’s Christmas in Washington; a shared centerfold with Andy Rooney on Diversions’ Traveling with Children, her book Chamber Tales, which has found an international audience; and her recent book Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe. She is also a seasoned memoirist and ghost writer, capturing written portraits of people’s fascinating lives.

Curtis trained as a classical musician and holds an M.A. in Musicology from The Catholic University of America. She also holds a certificate from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and an IOM from the U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organizational Management. Her hobbies include singing, travel, reading, and bridge. She currently serves as President of the Rotary of Great Falls.

The author resides in Great Falls, Virginia and is married to patent attorney Marshall Curtis. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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