Devoured in one day…

Finally, GPS maps of Asia (except Kazakhstan, paper map only) and Europe have been ordered, the cars are all ready to ship out, travel clothes are on order, suitcases unpacked from Leg 1 and are waiting to pack for the next two legs. We can turn our attention to other things in our lives. I just looked at the sales of books and sales are taking off in various parts of the country. This is now beyond our SOI. That’s publisher talk for sphere of influence, aren’t you impressed? Means more than friends are buying and reading. It’s just one of the many new terms we have learned on the road to becoming published authors. We did have many successful book sales (and signing) on the first leg of our rally. This photo is Grand Junction, Co. We don’t plan to do this in China, Kazakhstan, Russia or even in Europe-except for a few copies we’ll take along that are already promised to friends in Paris. But for those we met along the way, and those we didn’t. We still have some copies, both hardback and paper. If you want a signed copy from us, just email: with your request and address and we will give you pricing.         

But here’s our REAL EGO BOOSTER. This is the most recent review on Amazon. com. So that you don’t need to take the time to read it there, I am reprinting it here.

” This book grabs you by the arm and takes off with the pace of a high-performance race car. International espionage, high adventure, and well-developed characters combine to offer an entertaining “read” that is hard to put down. The book works on three levels; the reader is in the front seat to experience the rigors and excitement of the rally teams traveling around the world, we have a wider journalistic view via the chapters that post the fictional journalist’s view of the events, and there is a sweet tale of love embedded in the story as well. I devoured this book in one day, which hasn’t happened since I read the Da Vinci Code. Great fun.”

Now if you are tired of the saga of Jan and Ed, or if you want to wait for more driving adventures, you can read about Kate and William’s wedding or the End of Usama bin Laden on lots of blogs and websites-but we hope you keep up with us too. 🙂


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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4 Responses to Devoured in one day…

  1. joanie Alexander says:

    If the book is any where as fun as your blog so far (and i expect it will get wilder soon) i will love it. Going downtown (Hills) soon to search for a copy. Thanks for sharing your adventures and great imaginations.

    Joanie (Margo and Arnie friend)

  2. Carla says:

    I understand now that your problem was not a “paper” map of Kazakhstan, but a map for your navigation system. I guess you’ll have to navigate there the traditional way 🙂 Makes the adventure just more adventurous.
    Good luck on the book sales, be patient because book selling is like an oil stain – slowly spreading!
    Hug from your SOI,


  3. Laurie Horn says:

    I totally agree with the Amazon review. I didn’t want the book to end– that’s the sign of a great read!!!

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