Who We Are

Salli Slaughter . . .
from Arizona, a graduate of Arizona State University (BS in Studio Art and studied for an MA in Humanities). She’s worked in retail management, catering, public affairs, as an appeals officer, a film grip, a negotiator in legal cases and businesses, and in her favorite capacity as a designer and communicator. She served on the board of directors of Willamette Writers for nearly ten years, and was Willamette Writers Conference Chair for three years. She currently writes and designs successful web sites and publications. salli@authorsroad.com

George Mason . . .
raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of San Francisco State University (Psychology, World Literature and Education). He’s taught writing, language arts, and public communications in elementary schools, jails and colleges, workshops, and written and published books and numerous articles. After a year’s sabbatical living in Greece and writing the Great American paragraph, he returned to California and met the light of his life, Salli. They married and moved to Alaska where they raised two remarkable daughters, two amazing wolves, and he began a new career in public relations, where he has been awarded high highest honors in the profession, including two Silver Anvil Commendations and a Silver Anvil. george@authorsroad.com

Together . . .
in 1996, George, Salli and their daughters journeyed on a one-year, around-the-world adventure they documented on one of the earliest travel web sites, Worldhop.com. The World Wide Web History Project credits them with being one of the first bloggers – two full years before blogging became a rage – and creating a web site that was featured (to list but a few) in the New York Times, The Times of London, on public radio and national television programs, and was the Lonely Planet’s featured family travel website.

Ella . . .
As for Ella the Wonder Dog, she loves to go on trips, loves to be read to (as long as you are simultaneously rubbing her furry belly), go on long walks, and is the most superstitious animal we've ever met.

Sadly, Ella went to chase squirrels in another dimension in the spring of 2017. She'd lived nearly 16 happy years. Her pal of many years, Weezie, came to live with us in 2015. Weezie is not one for long rides or walks, but she is the queen of snuggle.

Where We are Interviewing

By the beginning of 2015 we’d visited 20 states and driven 40,000 miles. But our schedule has been rather sporadic lately due to family committments.

The year 2015 proved to be pretty much the end of Authors Road. Deaths and births brought sadness and joy and new committments — including a new life in a home by a creek. Rocinate and Hardscribble were traded in for something easier to park, and we have returned to more writing and art of our own. We are still friends with many of the people we interviewesd, and sometimes chafe to be out on the road, interviewing more writers and making new friends. And who knows? We may just do it . . . someday.

Who We Are Interviewing

We interview those write because they have to, who write because they breathe, who make their living at writing (with the exception of poets), whose passion is writing . . . or those who are passionate experts about dead masters of writing.

On the Road

A three-minute movie.

Note: The Home page lists the interviews in alphbetical order and by genre; the Interviews page lists them in the order they were done.

"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing." Ben Franklin

  • Interview with Julie Russell, My Ford Magazine, "Writing Their Own Adventure"
  • Interview with Kate Hannon, The Medford Mail Tribune "Stories from the Road: The Art and Science of Describing Place, a presentation for the Southern Oregon Willamette Writers"
  • Interview with Angela Swartz, The San Mateo Daily Journal, "On the Road, Seeking Authors"
  • Interview with Jean Bartlett, San Jose Mercury News: Pacifica on line, "Traveling Tales of Two Writers Meeting Writers"

  • Interview with Janie L. Nafsinger for Portland Tribune newspaper, Boom, "George and Salli's Excellent Adventure", December, 2013
  • Radio interview with Dave Miller, "Think Out Loud" OPB Portland OR, November, 2013
  • Radio interview with Hap Hazard, "Espresso Logic" KVMR Nevada City CA, October, 2013
  • Mike Ward's piece, "Calling on Authors" in RV Life magazine, May, 2013
  • George's story about Author's Road appeared in Baby Boomer Media in April, 2013
  • Sam Coggeshall did a piece about us for bePortland in March, 2013
  • An interview with Marion Vendit in the Nogales International News from April, 2012
  • An interview with Jean Bartlett for the Pacifica Tribune/San Jose Mercury News "The Great American Literary Quest by Authors Road Team George Mason and Salli Slaughter" November 29, 2011
  • Authors Road blogged on Jungle Red Writers on December 8, 2011

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Ella the Wonder Dog
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