December 5, 2022

Important background!

Here are insights about them.

I wrote each one–all three!– because I had something special and significant and very worthwhile to say.

~ First, I tried to make them genuinely helpful. I wanted you to learn from what I had been through. At the end I wanted you to think, “Gosh, I’m glad I read that. It was worth it.”!”

~ I tried to cram in as much information as I could, and make it as accurate as possible.

~ I strove to make each book interesting. Who wants to read a dull book? Would you read it through if I gave you a book that was dry and dreary? I don’t think so. I wouldn’t.

~ I loaded in lots of extras. At the end of every chapter in all three, wherever there was space, I wrote in a tidbit that is helpful and interesting which is specific to that book. Each tidbit learned from my own experience.

One example is the BackPack section at the end of my Around the World Book. Jammed full of advice, tips, and cautions to make your own travels, safer, and cheaper on your pocketbook.

Another are the chapter endings in my Peace Corps book in which I make carefully considered criticisms; recommend changes in Peace Corps;  and offer you specific tips and advice if you’re thinking of joining.

Still another are the practical Travel Tips–learned one by one during my long weeks and months on the road–that I tuck into my Around Asia book.

~ For each book I created a distinctive map to make that specific journey clearer for you.

~ I packed in as many pictures as I could. “A  photo is worth a thousand words!” Lots of truth to that!

My Peace Corps book has 145.

My Around the World book has 73.

My Around Asia book has 335.

~ And I kept each book honest. Everything that I say happened did happen. I didn’t make anything up. I did not over-emphasize or over-dramatize or keep something out for any reason. I double-checked the facts. I’ve been passionate about this.

~ The bottom line: each of my books has been a work of love, professional integrity, and pride..

~ The same is true of my website. In it I give you facts about each book. I publish a sample chapter so you can get the flavor of my writing. I list all the chapters to provide a good oversight of the adventure from start to finish.  And let you see what other readers  say about the book. I want you  to make an informed decision about reading it.

~ This is what you deserve. I feel good to have done it.

~ Writing a book is a major undertaking. As a young man I built our house. Worth doing! Writing a serious book is just as much work. Worth doing!

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