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Dedicated to Loren Eiseley.
Anthropologist and author, Loren Eiseley’s biography was called All the Strange Hours. Because, he said, a biography should by nature be about the strange things. After all, that’s what makes life interesting.
I’ve kept this in mind as I wrote Woman on the Road. Yes, there are a lot more women traveling alone these days, especially the younger ones. However, there are few people who have driven cross-country solo in the US three times, done the same by train, and visited more than half of the United States.
It is a tale of survival and finding myself. I was suddenly single at 37 with nothing stopping me from following my dreams. The first thing I did was go back to college and finish my undergraduate degree. I will always remember it as one of the best times of my life. If someone would pay me to be a student. I would have enjoyed learning for the rest of my life. But all good things come to an end. I’ll never regret going back to college, but the adventures that comprise most of this book would never have happened if I hadn’t been forced to return to the regular working world.
The digital edition of Woman on the Road currently in pre-order status with the paperback edition coming out in June at Amazon. I’ll be posting excerpts and additional information here on the blog, as well as some audio reading and general information about the writing process, for those who are interested in the nuts and bolts of self publishing.
An audio edition is planned for next year, which I hope to provide as another format option, as well as an add on to the digital edition. Other plans for the future include a second novel based on family legends and historical accounts from the late 19th and early twentieth century. There will be more teasers about that as it begins to take form.
Take the plunge! Come along for the ride. Order Woman on the Road, and follow along with the blog as you read. I look forward to your comments and reviews. I have an idea who my target market is, but I’m looking forward to finding out who my real readers are as the book becomes available.