Tour around the West going to bookstores, libraries, and hospitals throughout Idaho (Boise, Ketchum, McCall, Moscow, Coeur D'Alene,etc) and in Seattle, Portland, Reno, San Francisco, LA, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Moab, and Salt Lake City.
I will read from my book On the Dark Side of the Moon about having and recovering from a stroke with the help of family, friends, and the landscape of Craters of the Moon Wilderness.
Risks and challenges
The driving part is easy, as long as three feet of snow doesn't blow across my path! This book has been roughly 12 years in making, as it required me to recover from the severe results of having a stroke--walking, speaking, and thinking clearly--to write it. I've overcome those impediments. The most recent challenges include: booking events at book stores at the right time, getting to each on time, and speaking well at each event. I have hired and paid for a publicist to help me in bookings and to help me make connections along the route. Fortunately, my 20 years of being a professional environmentalist have led me to many of the same places and to gain many friends along the route that I'm proposing to take. However, I realize that there are risks in doing any task on any given day (boy, do I recognize that!) and have minimized as many of those risks as possible. I've contacted the publisher of my book and many of the "old" friends along the way to give me a hand. And yes, I have talked to an automobile mechanic to assure me that my trusty little truck will do the miles in safety and comfort.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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