Over the years, I’ve written a lot of stories about outdoor adventures–from rock climbing to mountain biking, from kayaking to mountaineering, and more–that have appeared in a number of different publications. Many of these have been collected and published in my A Life Outside series of books. And that’s fine. But apparently, some people don’t like the “mix” of different types of adventures.
While in Botswana earlier this year, I had the idea to create a new series of books, each of them focused on a different activity or theme. These collections would be shorter than the average book, but perhaps those people who are not schizophrenic like me, but who like their readings to be 100% focused on their particular outdoor drug of choice, would find them more palatable.
I worked up the outlines for several of these collections while in Botswana, and a couple months later while in Reno on another vacation, the title for the series came to me in a flash of brilliance: “Confessions of a Weekend Warrior.”
I’m happy to report that after much work, seven–yes seven!–books in this series have already been published! All are now available on Amazon.com as both paperback books and Kindle e-books (although I would hope that you purchase the Kindle e-books as they are much cheaper and the length of the content is much more appropriate for the e-book format than the paperback format). All seven are also now available as e-books from the Barnes and Noble NOOK, and the iPad versions are slowly coming on line in the Apple iTunes store.
These e-books are a great introduction to my outdoor adventure writing, and the best part is that they are easily digestible (coming in at between just 12,000 and 19,000 words each) and cheap (only US$ 0.99 each)!
In just the last 10 days or so, a lot more copies of these have been purchased off of Amazon.com than I ever expected. If you’ve read one or more of these, please let me know what you think. And I’m already working on more titles in the series…
Confessions of a Weekend Warrior:
- Rock Climbing Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad
- Mountain Biking Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad
- Kayaking Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad
- Hiking Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad
- Sierra Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad
- Road Trip Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad
- National Park Stories — Paperback | Kindle | NOOK | iPad