Humor, Culture and Romance Infuse Confessions of a Tour Guide, Published by Outskirts Press

Orlando, FL, July 02, 2010 --( Maribel Grunloh today announced the release of her new novel Confessions of a Tour Guide, published by Outskirts Press. The sequence of hilarious adventures, cultural clashes and heartfelt whirlwind romances that Laura and Dominique, the two free lance young tour guides, undergo provide readers with a read as exuberant as the heroines themselves while also emphasizing the value of a multilingual, multi-cultural attitude toward life.

The two young stars of Grunloh’s novel first meet in Toulouse, France while attending college overseas. Both Americans and both Air Force brats, Laura and Dominique have grown up with an appreciation of foreign languages and foreign cultures. After settling in Miami, they take advantage of their outgoing personalities to launch themselves into the dazzling world of international tour guides.

Sometimes traveling with Americans in Europe, but mostly handling European tourist groups in America, these cheerful young ladies accumulate one entertaining adventure after another as they struggle to handle the cultural quirks and idiosyncrasies of their charge.

It is not long into their careers that they mutually discover that Spaniards are hardheaded, the French are smooth talkers and Italians love nothing so much as change. Germans, of course, make the perfect sergeants.

For anyone who has traveled and would like to be reminded of their own cross cultural adventures, or for those who would like to travel in the comfort of their own cozy arm chairs, Confessions of a Tour Guide is an entertaining and educational read.

The book is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-5400-6 Format: 6 x 9 paperback SRP: $17.95
Genre: Fiction/humorous

About the author:

Maribel Grunloh was born in Madrid, Spain, and as a young woman went to school in several European countries and earned several degrees from European universities. She speaks five languages and in her spare time enjoys writing and painting. Maribel is married to an American and lives in Orlando, Florida, where she works as an international tour guide.

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