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AdventureKEEN April 2019 Publicity Report 

We are delighted to share the April 2019 Media and Publicity Report with you. The list reflects all activities in the past two months and those scheduled going forward. Here are some of the highlights:


AdventureKEEN Publicity — Full Report


March 5: SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL campaign mentioned in Ingram’s IndieWire newsletter that reaches 4,000+ bookstores. 

The Unofficial Guides

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 by Seth Kubersky ISBN 978-1-62809-089-5
June 23: Interview with Barry Percival host of MouseKat podcast at 8 p.m. EST

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2019 by Bob Sehlinger and Liliane Opsomer, with Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-083-3
March 1: All About the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, an article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less.
March 8: New Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble Event, an article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less.
March 12: Disney’s Yacht Club: A Resort in a Perfect New England-inspired Setting, an article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less.
March 17: Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando is Fun for the Entire Family, an article by Liliane Opsomer for Small World Vacations.
March 22: SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival—A Culinary Treat, an article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019 by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-081-9
March 7: Coauthor Len Testa is quoted by Dewayne Bevil and Gabrielle Russon in their article “Disney Announces Opening Dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, for the Orlando Sentinel.
March 13: John Gregory in his article “The Math Behind Managing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Crowds at Disney World” for Orlando Rising, interviews coauthor Len Testa.
March 15: Len Testa is quoted in the latest CNN Traveler article.
March 15: The book and its authors are mentioned in Jessica Jafet’s article: “For the Love of the Mouse.” The article appeared in Boomers and Beyond, an insert to the North Salem News, Somers Record, Katonah-Lewisboro News, Yorktown News, and Mahopac News. Check out the article on pages 2-3 here, or on the website of the North Salem News.

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2019 by Seth Kubersky, Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa, and Guy Selga Jr. ISBN 978-1-62809-085-7
April 23: Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar Bewitches All, an article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less.

Menasha Ridge Press Titles

Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks by Jim Warnock ISBN 978-1-63404-010-5
March 3: Presentation at Hobbs State Park
April 27: Presentation and book signing for Independent Bookstore Day at Bookish in Fort Smith, AR

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan ISBN 978-1-63404-154-6
March 15: Featured in the Arts/Lit section of the Albuquerque Alibi
March 17: Article in Albuquerque Journal. Read the article here
March 22: Guided walk WOW WE Meetup Group; 40 people signed up
March 23: Presentation with REI offsite at Tractor Brewing
March 24: Presentation and book signing at Page One Books
March 29: Guided walk WOW WE Meetup Group; 40 people signed up
March 30: Book launch and presentation at BookWorks, 3 p.m.
April 2: Presentation at Santa Fe REI
April 6: Presentation at East Mountain Branch Library
April 10: Mention in the Albuquerque Journal about Tramway Branch Library event
April 10: Presentation at Lomas and Tramway Branch Library
April 20: Presentation at Juan Tabo Branch Library
April 27: Presentation and book signing at Treasure House Books
May 3: Event at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
May 9: Presentation at Erna Fergusson Library Branch
May 19: Signing at Barnes and Noble at Coronado Center
June 2: Presentation at Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
June 7: Book presentation and hike at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
June 10: Presentation at Oasis Lifelong Learning
June 15: Presentation at Special Collections Branch Library
June 19: Talk with New Mexico Mountain Club
June 22: Presentation and book signing at Organic Books
August 6: Presentation with Friends of Sandia Mountain
August 10: Presentation and book signing at Petroglyph National Monument
August 17: Lead a hike at Piedra Marcadas at Petroglyph National Monument

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston by Laurie Roddy ISBN 978-1-63404-102-7
2019: Article in Houston PetTalk on best trails to hike with your dog DTD
2019: Article in the Galveston Daily News DTD

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C. by Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper ISBN 978-1-63404-102-7
April 14: Leading a hike and tour of Alexandria with the Smithsonian Associates
April 28: Featured author at Kensington Day of the Book Festival. 

Minnesota Adventure Weekends by Jeff Moravec ISBN 978-1-63404-156-0
June 1: Book signing at Barnes & Noble Maple Grove
June 15: Book signing at Barnes & Noble Blaine

Best Tent Camping: Washington by Ellie Kozlowski ISBN 978-1-89732-681-0
April 18: Featured on Spokane Public Radio’s Get Lit! Festival preview episode. Listen to the episode here
April 22-28: Participating in the Get Lit! Festival at Eastern Washington University

Best Tent Camping: Oregon by Becky Ohlsen ISBN 978-1-89732-677-3
April 18: Featured on KBOO’s Film at 11 radio show. Listen to the show here.

Clerisy Press Titles

Driving Eureka!: Problem Solving with Data-Driven Methods & the Innovation Engineering System by Doug Hall ISBN 978-1-57860-581-1
March 8: J. Massey the host of the Cashflow Dairy podcast interviews Doug Hall on boosting creativity with innovation engineering.
March 8: Doug Hall was the guest of Pete Mockaitis, host of the HOW TO BE AWESOME AT YOUR JOB podcast. Doug shared how to generate and implement great ideas with scientific precision.

Ghosthunting Ohio ISBN 978-1-57860-181-3 and Ghosthunting Ohio on the Road Again ISBN 978-1-57860-491-3 by John Kachuba
April 1:  “Ghosthunting Ohio,” presentation and book signing at Ida Rupp Library, 3 p.m., Port Clinton, OH.
April 25: John Kachuba was the guest of Tony Brueski, the host of The Grave Talks podcast. John and Toni discussed the many haunted places in Ohio and how to discover them on a road trip. Listen to the show here

April 27: Author participates in the Ohioana Book Festival held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., in Columbus, OH.
May 10-12: Author participates in Stokercon held in Grand Rapids, MI.
July 18 – “Shapeshifters: A History,” presentation and book signing at Athens Public Library, art 7 p.m., in Athens, OH.
September 24 – October 2: Author participates in “The Supernatural in Literature and Film” conference held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
October 7 – “Shapeshifters: A History,” presentation at the Morley Library, at 7 p.m. in Painesville, OH.
October 12: “Ghosthunting Ohio,”presentation and book signing at Barlow Branch Library, at 1 p.m. in Vincent, OH.
October 28 – “Ghosthunting Ohio,” presentation and book signing at  Wayne County Public Library (Main Library), at 7 p.m. in Wooster, OH.

Wilderness Press Titles

Walking Philadelphia by Natalie and Tricia Pompilio ISBN 978-0-89997-728-7
April 27: Book signing at Shakespeare & Co. Indie Bookstore Day event
May 23: Presentation at Shakespeare & Co.

Walkabout Northern California by Tom Courtney ISBN 978-0-89997-890-1
March: Featured in the Backpack45 monthly newsletter, including dates for upcoming REI presentationsMarch 12: Presentation at REI Roseville
March 12: Presentation at REI San Carlos
March 13: Presentation at REI Sacramento
March 26: Presentation at REI Berkeley;d_gte&page=2&course.session.anyLocation=100.000000~37.879800~-122.295700;geo_r

Firescaping by Douglas Kent ISBN 978-0-89997-890-1
March 21: Speaking about community-wide fire protection to civic leaders in San Francisco
April 10: Presentation at the Anaheim Community Center
May 18: Presentation at the Anaheim Community Center
Fall 2019: Book tour with the Sierra Institute. Will work with them throughout the spring to schedule events

Walking San Francisco by Kathleen Dodge Doherty with Tom Downs ISBN 978-0-89997-909-0
March 24: Attending the NCIBA Spring Workshop and speaking at their Author Reception in San Francisco, CA

Walking Austin by Charlie Llewellin ISBN 978-0-89997-953-3
March 29: Attending the MPIBA Spring Conference and speaking at their Author Breakfast in New Braunfels, TX

Walking Washington, D.C. by Barbara Saffir ISBN 978-0-89997-765-2
March 4: Featured in article in the Washington Post. Read the article here

Stairway Walks in San Francisco by Mary Burk with Adah Bakalinksy ISBN 978-0-89997-854-3
April 27: Presentation and signing at Books, Inc. for Indie Bookstore Day

Bay Area Ridge Trail by Elizabeth Byers and Jean Rusmore ISBN 978-0-89997-905-2
April 6: Signing at Ridge Trail Council’s Ridge to Bridge event

Adventure Publications Titles

Stan Tekiela
Year round: Twice a month, Stan joins Bill Hildebrand on the Saturday morning Fan Outdoors show on KFAN 100.3 FM. The show runs from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. central time. Stan joins Bill usually at 6:30 a.m. for a 45 minute nature talk.
March 30: Stan Tekiela is the keynote speaker of Garden Day in Fergus Falls. Stan will share uncommon facts about common birds. The event is announced in The Daily Journal, Ferguson, MN.

Little Minnesota in World War II by Jill and Deane Johnson ISBN 978-1-59193-553-7
April 1: Presentation and book signing at the Adrian Library, Adrian, MN at 1 p.m.
April 1: Presentation and book signing at Meinders Library, Pipestone, MN at 6:30 p.m.
April 2:  Presentation and book signing at Wabasso Library, Wabasso, MN at 2 p.m.
April 2:  Presentation and book signing at Marshall-Lyon County Library, Marshall, MN at 6:30 p.m.
April 3:  Presentation and book signing at Windom Library, Windom, MN at 10 a.m.
April 3:  Presentation and book signing at Lakefield Library, Lakefield, MN at 2 p.m.
April 4:  Presentation and book signing at Tyler Library, Tyler, MN at 10 a.m.
April 4:  Presentation and book signing at Fulda Memorial Library, Fulda, MN at 2 p.m.
April 4:  Presentation and book signing at Westbrook Library, Westbrook, MN at 6:30 p.m.
April 5:  Presentation and book signing at Ivanhoe Library, Ivanhoe, MN at 10 a.m.
April 5:  Presentation and book signing at Lake Benton Library, Lake Benton, MN at 6 p.m.
April 6:  Presentation and book signing at Rock County Community Library, Luverne, MN at 10 a.m.
April 6:  Presentation and book signing at Tracy Library, Tracy, MN at 3 p.m.
April 30:  Presentation and book signing at Slayton Library, Slayton, MN at 2 p.m.
May 5:  Presentation and book signing at Jackson Library, Jackson, MN at 11 a.m.
May 5:  Presentation and book signing Heron Lake Library, Heron Lake, MN at 6 p.m.
(Plum Creek Library System)

Little Michigan: 100 Towns Below 600 by Kathryn Houghton ISBN 978-1-59193-768-5
March 13: Presentation and book signing at East Lansing Public Library, 7- 8:30 p.m.

A Beginner’s Guide to Rockhounding and Prospecting in the Southwest by Thomas Farley — ISBN to be announced (book to be published early 2020)
March 3: Author post for Rock & Gem magazine.

Greta the Great Horned Owl by Christie Gove-Berg ISBN 978-1-59193-815-6
March 2: Book signing during the “International Owl Festival” at the International Owl Center from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Houston, MN. Announced on the Festival’s Facebook page and in the Fillmore County Journal.
April 4: Article by Suzanne Lindgren for the Country Messenger.

April 27: Official book launch at Scout and Morgan Books in Cambridge, MN. The launch coincides with National Independent Bookstore Day. The event and book launch was also announced in the County News Preview.

North Carolina Day Trips by Theme by Marla Miling ISBN 978-1-59193-885-9
August 18 : Book launch party at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Ashville, NC, 6 p.m.
September 14: Autor will have boot at WNC Bigfoot Festival in Marion, North Carolina

North Shore—Duluth: A Photo Tour of Northeastern Minnesota by David Barthel ISBN 978-1-59193-833-0
May 25: Author launches his book at The Bookstore at Fitger’s in Duluth with a presentation and book signing at 2 p.m.
July 6: Book signing at Splitrock Lighthouse, Time TBC