First Anniversary: Book Give Away

April 14, 2012: One year ago today we left NY to drive west across the US, Asia and Europe. It was the start of the World Race 2011 and certainly the start of one of the adventures of our lifetime. This event commemorated the more famous world race of 1908. Some of those that left NY with us only planned to complete the first leg across the US but along with three other cars we completed the entire 14,000 miles. We blogged this entire event and if you missed this, you can read the blog archives dating from April, 2011.

  This was also the introduction of our novel, The Long Road to Paris. The actual launch date for the book, was April 3rd, the day we hosted a launch party at our home but the race was a big part of our plan to promote the book. So, in honor of the wonderful adventure and memories this trip provided and the end of the first year of books sales, we are giving away copies of the novel. We will provide signed copies and free shipping to the first 15 people who respond to this blog.  

Sorry we can only ship to the 48 contiguous states. No international shipments.

You can contact us at: Please provide a shipping address and the name of the person (s) you would like the book dedicated to. Requests must be received soon so that we can ship before we leave on our next road adventure, the Trans-American Challenge from NY to Alaska, May 5.

Remember, if you already own The Long Road to Paris, books make great gifts!

 Spies, sex, and secrets from WWII comprise this fast-paced novel. Set in a background of the first around the world race in 100 years. Half love story, half thriller, The Long Road to Paris includes international espionage, betrayal, lies and dangerous liaisons.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jan, Ed and Stewball

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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7 Responses to First Anniversary: Book Give Away

  1. jalexana says:

    Is this for real? I gave my copy away to a car person/traveler. I would not only love to have a signed copy but would like to read your fun book again – soon. When do you leave to cross the great divide and way beyond?

  2. TBC says:

    Dear Stewball, or whatever your name will be on the next leg of your adventures,

    You have taken your owners to lands far away, to experiences unforgettable, and to good fun and strange encounters.

    May you continue to great Jan and Ed well as you prepare to head for Alaska.

    A good wipe down with a really old, soft diaper and Zymol (the car equivalent of a really good hug),

    TBC and Arnie

  3. Billie Hodnett says:

    Not many folks get this opportunity to travel AND write as well. Good luck to both of you….good health and joyful adventure is my wish for you. I sent a request for a signed copy of your book for my husban Harold. He will be so surprised. He is on his third car restoration right now. Billie Hodnett

  4. Bev Tippett says:

    Have very much enjoyed reading your blog…taking me places I will never go. Looking forward to the next adventure.

  5. Sherry Galey says:

    I’d love to read your book; it sounds wonderful! I enjoyed your sailing adventures to the Bahamas on the blog!

  6. Russ says:

    Hi Jan, Ed and Stewball— your blog is the highlight of my day…

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