LITERATI

One shot. That’s all you get.  You have to focus for the moment. 

I’m always focused.  Of course, I’m a photographer.

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Welcome Literati!

Contact Information and other Mischief

Name                     Baroness Danuté

Email                      baronessdanute@aol.com

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BOOK INFORMATION

Type of Material      Non-Fiction

Genre of Project     Memoir-Travel Logue

Status of Project     Work-in-Progress Galley

Series                     Solo Magic Moments - the Travel Memoirs of Baroness Danuté

Titles                      Snow Monkeys

                               Tribes of the World

                                Snow Birds

                                Migration

                                Paris - a love story

                                Tribes of Asia

                                Sky and I

                                Is It Me You're Looking For?

SUMMARY

From model to award winning, international freelance photographer, Baroness Danuté's intoxicating memoir/travel logues leap through an upstairs European childhood she left behind to enjoy a lifetime of adventure and travel while never giving into fear or the status quo. Her thirst for living life to its fullest, moment-by-moment, takes viewers on a journey of passion filled with men, money and many of our world's indigenous peoples, endangered species and disappearing landscapes.  Simply said, the Solo Magic Moments series, is a memoir filled with life.

 

AUTHOR

When they tell me I can't go there... I'll be there!

Capturing the moment from around the world is my passion! 

No situation is too challenging for me – I love it all! 

The world is my dance floor, wherever I am. 

I just keep dancing through each moment, capturing shots of a life time, never to be repeated again!  

You must live life to its fullest or you’re not living life at all.

 

AUDIENCE

Solo Magic Moments serves memoir readers with a cross-over to travel audiences. “The general desire to travel isn’t waning, it’s growing,” says Georgina Dee, publishing director at DK’s travel division. “What changes is where people are going.” (publishersweekly.com, Where Do We Go From Here?: Spring 2017 Travel Books by Sarah J. Robbins, Jan 20, 2017) Said, Pauline Frommer, copresident of FrommerMedia, in the same article, "You never know what will influence people.”

Travel Writing in narrative nonfiction is up 28% according to publishersweekly.com, Travel by the Numbers: New Travel Books for 2016, Feb 12, 2016 article that featured Travel publishing expert and author, Stephen Mesquita who said, ... after years of decline, the travel category is on the upswing for the first time since 2007, with an increase in print unit sales of 2.7% for 2015, compared to 2014. Mesquita noted that, Travel writing... posted the biggest gains of any subgenre in 2015, but that category is a volatile one: a couple of bestsellers can have a huge impact on the entire year. Much of this year’s jump can be attributed to Rinker Buck’s 2015 travelogue, Oregon Trail, and the conventional and movie tie-in editions of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. 

COMPETING and RELATING TITLES

According to Publishers Weekly, "...biography/autobiography/memoir both posted unit increases of 12% in 2014."  

 

The Solo Magic Moments travel memoir series feature photo rich images and stories about the photographer's passion for capturing the moment wherever she is.  The first 7 books emphasize travel adventures in Japan, Africa and Paris.

 

The Solo Magic Moments series is for lovers of travel, photography and memoirs. It's global reach provides a unique view of countries from a woman photographer's point-of-view. The Solo Magic Moments series stands apart from the competition:

 

ATLAS OBSCURA
by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton
Workman
A richly documented ultimate explorer's guide to more than 700 hidden marvels, events and curiosities around the world. 

HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES
by Brandon Stanton
St. Martin's
More photographs, this time accompanied by interviews, from the creator of the blog and the book “Humans of New York.” 

THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING
by Bill Bryson
Anchor
An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain. 

HUMANS OF NEW YORK
by Brandon Stanton
St. Martin's
Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers, with brief commentary. Originally published in 2013. 

SULLY
by Chesley B. Sullenberger III with Jeffrey Zaslow
Morrow/HarperCollins
A memoir by the pilot who made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009. Originally published as “Highest Duty” in 2009. The basis for the 2016 movie. 

DESTINATIONS OF A LIFETIME
by the staff of National Geographic
National Geographic Society
A photographic tour of 225 global destinations. 

SPEAKING AMERICAN
by Josh Katz
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The creator of the New York Times dialect quiz provides a guide to how words are pronounced in different parts of the country. 

WILD
by Cheryl Strayed
Knopf
An account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995. Originally published in 2012 and a 2014 movie. 

LION
by Saroo Brierley
NAL
The author was lost on a train in India at age 5, then adopted by a couple in Australia; he searched for and found his birth family as an adult. Originally published in 2014 as “A Long Way Home” and the basis for the 2016 movie. 

NONSTOP METROPOLIS
by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
University of California
Essays and 26 imaginative maps celebrate New York City. 

 

MARKETING and PROMOTION

Talk shows and the media can easily interview Baroness Danuté about any of her adventures. Her dynamic and bold personality will keep audiences engaged, delighted and wanting more.

 

As a sustainable brand, the work of Baroness Danuté can cross over to video, film and photo safaris.

BOOKS

NOTHING HAPPENS UNLESS WE MAKE IT HAPPEN​

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

but by the moment that takes our breath away. 

 

Her blue eyes gazing like a cheetah ready to pounce. 

 

I don’t know the meaning of fear.​

I’ve always been a rebel. 
 
As a child, I would fantasize being an explorer
discovering new lands with wild and exotic people.
However, my parents felt it more appropriate
to have me study ballet and equestrian riding.
 
Desiring more than an aristocratic life, the entrepreneurial beauty transformed a modeling career into a world travel ticket. But it wasn’t enough for her.
I want drama. I’m impulsive.  I don’t look.  I leap. 
 
And leap she did, into the import-export business with millions all the way to the bank followed by another leap into photography.
Baroness Danuté

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