Three years ago today, Eric and I woke before dawn, pulled on backpacks and hiking clothes that still felt awkward, and walked out of Le Puy, France, on what would be a 79-day, life-changing trip.
And so it’s particularly fitting that today is the day I get to introduce you to the face of Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago.
Yes, those are my real credential stamps on the cover. Every one of them tells a story that’s in the book. It’s all the creative genius of my publisher, Mountaineers Books. And if you think the cover is great, just wait until you see all of the surprises they’re planning for inside the book! (Maps! Photos! Lists!) I’m grateful to partner with an independent press whose primary goal is to encourage more people to get outside.
We’re still a few months away from the October 1 release, but for those who just can’t wait, the paperback edition of Walking to the End of the World is available for pre-order online:
For those who prefer ebooks or face-to-face shopping in your favorite local store, if you sign up for the Camino Times Two Book Club, I’ll send you updates and sneak previews through the summer, and will let you know just as soon as paperbacks hit the physical shelves and ebooks hit the readers.
For all of you: thanks for being part of the journey. The daily feedback and support I get from this blog has fueled the long-term, endurance-sport aspect of writing and publishing a whole book.
I can’t wait to share it with you!