LIFE WITH THE GIGA RICH: A QATAR MEMOIR by Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington puts a positive spin on living in the Arab World, as she chronicles her twelve years teaching art to university freshmen in Qatar.
A twenty-first century storyteller, Ferguson-Huntington weaves a wild, entertaining, and illuminating yarn from her daily life among Middle Eastern royals, where the author came to love the young people who are demonized by Western media. Says Ferguson-Huntington: “My students taught me more than I taught them. It was a totally undreamed-of and transformative experience.”
With stories ranging from creating an art car, to dressing up like rabbits, to Arab road rage and ferocious flowers, LIFE WITH THE GIGA RICH reads like a cross between The King and I and Eat Pray Love. It will make you laugh and cry, and see the Middle East with fresh eyes.
Giga Travels To Exotic Places A Memoir my second e-book is now out!
I taught art and design at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar and traveled extensively. University research funding allowed me to explore stations along the fabled Silk Road and to create artworks based on those travels. This memoir details many of those experiences, plus personal globetrotting.
This book is Kathleen's collection of hilarious short stories about personified animals who use social media, high tech and other means to solve their problems.
An audio and visual slide lecture about my miniature gouache painting show at Wright Contemporary Gallery in Taos, NM. The subject dis the Silk Road and the Portuguese Discoveries plus how the Silk Road came to the Americans.