Category Archives: Botswana

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Authors Visiting Schools Across America!

Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet visit elementary and middle schools across the country. Conducting research for this adventure series, Wheeler and Hemstreet have traveled to the far corners of the globe. During school visits, the authors tell captivating stories, discuss the writing process, read an excerpt from one of the books, show photos and video from around the world, and explain to students the importance of reading and writing.

Going on Safari in Botswana

Botswana has some of the most diverse wildlife in Africa. Almost 40% of the country is preserved just for the animals. They roam free on the uninhabited land and visitors come to experience them in their natural habitat without disturbing them while on safari in Botswana. There are about 200,000 elephants in Botswana, more than […]

3 Interesting Facts About Botswana

Our very first adventure took us to Botswana, a beautiful country located in South Africa with more than 2 million residents. Here are some of the fun and interesting facts that we learned. 3 Interesting Facts About Botswana 1. Elephants In South Africa, Botswana has the largest elephant population and the average African elephant lives […]

Author Tour Stops in Moore Oklahoma to Make Meaningful Donation

Patti Wheeler and I have been traveling the country, speaking at schools, conferences and bookstores in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and Connecticut. We could not be happier with the enthusiastic response we’ve received from students, teachers and parents alike, and want to thank everyone for their support! During our stop in Moore, Oklahoma, Patti donated […]

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Wins National Outdoor Book Award

This just in: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Botswana is the winner of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award! NOBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the best in outdoor writing. According to the website, “NOBA is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program.” Judges include authors, journalists, academics, book reviewers, […]

Cub Scouts Rule!

Wow, did I have an awesome time hanging out with the Cub Scouts at the Cub-O-Ree! The event was held at the Lost Pines Scout Reserve, outside Bastrop, Texas. Among 400 wooded acres of fun and games, Scouts were taught how to set up a proper wilderness camp, briefed in first aid, learned how to […]