The famous naturalist Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: What would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?” I could venture a guess, as I know a handful of people who spend far too much time in malls. However, I’d […]
After driving over 12,000 miles and covering nearly 2/3 of the United States, author Patti Wheeler has entered the final stretch of her Adventure Bus Tour. Patti is calling this the “awareness tour,” the point being to introduce as many librarians, teachers and young readers to the award-winning adventure series as possible, and promises there will be more tours in the future. Since beginning the tour, Patti estimates that she has donated over 1,500 books to children and libraries.
The Adventure Bus Tour began this winter from the snowy mountains of Colorado and made its way as far south as Miami, Florida, with multiple daily stops at bookstores and libraries along the way. After a short break in Florida (which included a research trip to Cuba for an upcoming Travels with Gannon & Wyatt book), Patti and the crew toured the entire east coast, making it as far north as Bar Harbor, Maine, before moving back west through New York, Canada and Michigan. In July, Patti was joined by her sons, the “real-life” Gannon & Wyatt, and together they are currently rambling through the upper Midwest.
Over the next week, the Adventure Bus will be making stops at Book World stores in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. If you happen be in the region, make sure to stop by the nearest Book World store to pick up a copy. Should you be lucky enough to attend one of the book signings, you’ll have a chance to win cool prizes, take a tour of the Adventure Bus, have your book signed, and meet author Patti Wheeler and the brothers who inspired the series, Gannon & Wyatt. Hope to see you at Book World. Happy Travels!
The following journal entry was written by Keith Hemstreet during a 2009 research trip in the Great Bear Rainforest. September 2, En Route to Gribbell Island Woke early and prepared my equipment for today’s grizzly trek. Got dressed, went upstairs and stepped outside into total darkness. Looked at the clock in the mess hall. It read 4:35 AM. Turns out I […]