Sunday, September 28, 2014

America Invades Book Tour is Launched!

America Invades
The Gorge, Washington

Yesterday (September 27), armed with 35 bottles of wine, one bottle of single malt, over one thousand hardback books and a considerable amount of schwag (Does anyone really need Carpenter's pencils these days?  Does anyone really still whittle?) I drove from Seattle to Spokane in Washington state.

We also have a reasonable supply of Cubans for the occasional small celebration.  I like to protest human rights violations in Cuba by ritually burning their agricultural products!

"The Special Relationship"
We have started our 36 state tour to launch our book America Invades.  It took about a year and a half to write it with my friend Stuart Laycock.  We will be stopping at bookstores, visiting media, tailgating at college and NFL football games and visiting friends and family.  Here is the tour schedule link...

Our recently adopted theme movie is 2014's Chef with John Favreau (I saw it on the plane out).  How on earth did he manage to get dumped by Scarlett Johansson and SofĂ­a Vergara anyway?  We won't be peddling Cuban sandwiches or BBQ but we do have a product for those that still read.

Like Favreau's character we look forward most of all to reconnecting with olds friends and family on this cross country trek and, perhaps, selling a tome or tow along the way.  Beignets in New Orleans at cafe du monde -- a must!

I passed by the Gorge which is a natural wonder in the state that hosts many live music concerts in the summer.
Wild Horses
The Gorge, WA
Nearby there were statues of horses that look down on the gorge.  I climbed up a small rocky hill to get this photo.

Auntie's Books, Spokane, WA
I had my first book signing ever at Auntie's books in Spokane Washington.  I gave a brief powerpoint presentation on America Invades.

Ensign Monaghan
Killed in Samoa, 1899
A statue of Ensign John Monaghan graces downtown Spokane and a photo of it is featured in our book.  I took this one today.  Monaghan was killed by natives in Samoa in 1899.  There was a power struggle in Samoa that pitted German backed forces versus those backed by Britain and the USA.  Monaghan died trying to protect his commanding officer.  You will find more about that American Invasion of Samoa in our book (Available on Amazon

1 comment:

  1. This is great narrative guys - almost as good as being there with you. Keep it up. Looking forward to seeing you along the way.