Monday, October 27, 2014

Five Months to 24 Hours...

Today (Oct. 27) is Allyson's first day of Portuguese language training at the Foreign Service Institute. It's also my first day of training for a 24-hour race that will take place on March 27, exactly five months from today. Since Pedestrianism came out I've been asked several times whether I've ever taken part in a long-distance walking match. I haven't. The longest race I've ever run was a 5K. Then I got an email from a reader who's an endurance athlete--he runs 100-mile races--and he really encouraged me to sign up for an endurance race. He gave me the encouragement I needed. If all goes well, five months from today I will be in Idaho, taking part in the Pickled Feet 24-Hour Race.  I don't intend to run, actually; I plan to walk "fair heel and toe" in the style of the old pedestrians. But I plan to take it seriously. I've signed up for a distance training program, and I'm really determined to make a good score. I will keep you posted on my progress...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pedestrianism e-book now on sale for $2.99

Until August 25, Pedestrianism and several other great titles from Chicago Review Press are on sale as e-books for just $2.99. Click here for all the details.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Me, on C-SPAN, talking about Pedestrianism.

Click here for an hour of pure pedestrianism bliss.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Back home in Mongolia...

Politics & Prose, Washington,
April 13, 2014
Well that went fast! The Great Pedestrianism Book Tour is over, and after seven events in seven cities, I am back home in Ulaanbaatar. The last event, last Thursday at the Mid Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library, was taped for C-SPAN (air date to be determined). Many thanks to all my friends and family who helped make the book tour possible...

Failure magazine, a very fun online magazine, recently featured an interview with me that you can read here...

I am giving away five free copies of Pedestrianism through a Goodreads.com contest. The contest ends April 24. Click here to enter...

Now it's time to get to work on that Fido book!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

On to Milwaukee...

Doylestown Bookshop,
Saturday, April 5, 2014.
That blue shirt is getting
quite a workout on this book tour.
It's been great to be back in Pennsylvania and see family and friends. The event last Saturday at the Doylestown Bookshop was a rousing success (in no small part because of my family and friends).

Tomorrow I fly to Milwaukee for an event Thursday night at 7 at Boswell Books. (Click here for details.) Please come if you can.
Great to meet Joe Smith,
one of my loyal fans,
at the Doylestown event.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Back in PA...

Oak Park Public Library, April 3, 2014
Things have been hectic, so I've been bad about blogging about the book tour. But last night's event at the Oak Park Public Library was fantastic. Many thanks to Debby at OPPL and Jason at the Book Table in Oak Park for making the event possible. Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be appearing at the Doylestown Bookstore in Doylestown, Pa. at 1 pm. Click here for details. Please come if you can.