Appalachian Trail books, hiking and travel advice
  • Reader’s Favorite Ranks “Hermit” a 5-Star Read

    The author’s holy grail is the story that readers can’t stop reading. I was grateful to receive that kind of feedback when I was drafting and editing my manuscript from a hand-selected audience of publishing professionals and friends.

    A few weeks ago, I sent a review copy of my manuscript for Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte to the folks at Reader’s Favorite. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Behind the Ranges

    In the course of writing my latest book, I have had a number of experiences that qualify as those that don’t happen in the normal course of events. Some of them have made me question whether I was writing from my own brain or whether I was guided by a force much wiser and greater than my humble operating system.

  • Round Hill, VA becomes latest Appalachian Trail Community

    This Saturday, June 15, Round Hill, Virginia will become the 47th town designated as part of the Appalachian Trail Community™ program of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The program acknowledges towns that enjoy a symbiotic relationship with the trail by supporting the hiking community in spirit and in deed.

  • This is your brain on GPS

    In her new book, Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World, author M.R. O’Connor makes the case that over-reliance on GPS can cause an entire region of our brain known as the hippocampus to shut off. Why is this important?

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