I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that a good friend of mine, Deborah Kirk, will be writing Headhunt Revisited – the book. Deborah and I have collaborated on many travel stories, including pieces about Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Caribbean, and Mexico. I have admired her work for years and couldn’t think of anyone better to tell Caroline’s story.
Deborah Kirk is a writer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently the Editorial Director of Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), which produces magazines for universities, museums, and many other clients. She has been a senior editor at Scuba Diving magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, and has written for Travel and Leisure, Rolling Stone, Interview, and many other publications. Deborah has edited books for Rizzoli and the Smithsonian Institution, and has launched and edited Spanish-language magazines in Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Deborah is excited to be contributing to the Mytinger project, which reflects many of her wide-ranging interests: art, exploration, Papua New Guinean culture, biography, and literature. Deborah recently visited Caroline’s home in Monterey and the Monterey Museum of Art to review Caroline’s scrapbooks and familiarize herself with Caroline’s story. Her research has also led to a number of letters that Caroline had written to family members and the discovery of newspaper articles on file at the Cleveland Museum of Art!