Here are seven great quotes on writing. When I speak at elementary and middle schools, I tell students that a big part of writing is “rewriting.”
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt is what educators call “realistic fiction.” That means the books are a mix of imagination and reality — fictional adventures in realistic settings.
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.
We at Travels with Gannon & Wyatt are almost always working on multiple projects at the same time and this month has been about as busy as they come. Hawaii went on sale September 6, we’re wrapping up a third draft of Australia, beginning a first draft of Cuba, and recently hit the road to […]
March 11, 2014
Kona to Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Woke at 4 AM because of time change. Still dark. Lie in bed looking out the window. As the sun began to light the sky, Hualalai took shape. I stepped out onto the lanai. A thousand birds sang. The air was warm but pleasant. Little yellow lights like stars still lit the slopes of the 8,275 ft volcano, Hualalai. Somewhere behind it, the largest volcanoes on earth, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
Great news! Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Hawaii is now available for preorder! To celebrate, we’ve set out on a quest to become an Amazon bestseller and want to send you a MAKANA (That’s present in Hawaiian!) for your help! Just place your preorder on Amazon, forward the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send you […]
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 […]
With the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, author Rachel Carson raised important questions about the impact that human beings have on nature. The book was widely read and made Ms. Carson an internationally recognized advocate for the environment. On a recent walk along Rio Grande Trail in Aspen, Colorado, I came upon a rock embedded on a hillside […]
The following is a journal entry written during our time spent in the Arctic conducting research for Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Greenland. July 26, 2010 Ilulissat, Greenland Hotel Arctic Late night backing up photos of dog sled adventure, Eqi Camp and home of Arctic Explorer, Knud Rasmussen. Woke at 7:00, charged camera batteries for […]
In Victorian England, it wasn’t exactly popular for women to have careers, let alone careers that took them outside the home. Mary Henrietta Kingsley defied the social norm and set out to do that which she was passionate about: exploring West Africa in the name of science! That’s something we here at Travels with Gannon […]