Janis Turk is an award-winning independent travel journalist and photographer and the author of a new book, Frommer’s San Antonio & Austin Day by Day.
Turk’s travel writing and photography have appeared in magazines such as Hemispheres (United Airlines in-flight), Spirit (Southwest Airlines in-flight), Pontiac Performance, GMC Magazine, AUGUST Man, Luxx Living, Luxx Jewellry, Louisiana Cookin’, New York City Thrive, AAA Texas Journey, H Texas, Chile Pepper and more, as well as popular newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle and others. She also scribes online pieces for popular travel sites such as Frommer’s and GoNomad. She is the winner of the Best Travel Writing 2009 award from GoNomad for her piece on Macao. Turk has written two travel guides for Smarter Travel and has been the travel editor for Today’s Groom, as well as the managing editor of four popular regional magazines including San Antonio AT HOME.
Turk is the author of a collection of short stories, Trouble I’ve Seen, and is now at work on her first novel, Tantric Travel. Her work has appeared in literary anthologies such as The Woman Hollering Creek Review, Bayou Muse and more. Her work also appears in the anthology Louisiana in Words.