With cooling evenings, school in session, and pumpkin spice everything already cramming store shelves, it's easy to forget we're still in the final days of summer--and what a big summer it's been for Conversations With US and Spoke & Word Books.
We kicked-off the season by releasing the audiobook version of CWU - Great Lakes States. It's a great alternative to the print book, and makes a nice gift for commuters and folks who prefer listening over squinting at pages. I narrate all chapters, with help from two actors/friends who portray my interviewees. I did act a few of the male voices myself, though--can you tell which ones?
The instant recording was finished I set off on CWU's first book tour, retracing the Great Lakes States route, and reconnecting with so many folks and interviewees I met while cycling, like Ernie Broadnax, Cate O'Neil, Jennifer & Jesse Bieber, Kyla & Bryan Rippey, Doty Wagner, and others.
Over some 20 events, the rig and I met hundreds of readers and other folks curious about what we experienced and learned. The two-week long book tour buoyed my enthusiasm about continuing to pursue this dream.