AdventureKEEN August 2019 Publicity Report
We are delighted to share the August 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:
- Two Menasha Ridge Books Featured in Minnesota Trails Magazine
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minnesota and St. Paul and Best Tent Camping: Minnesota, both by Tom Watson, were featured in the summer issue of Minnesota Trails magazine. The article is available in print only.
- Fan Visits 100 of Minnesota’s Smallest Towns
Park Rapids native Lynn Spilman took her Mazda convertible on the road to tour the backroads of Minnesota and visit all 100 towns listed in the Adventure Publications book Little Minnesota: 100 Towns Around 100. From Funkley, population 5, to Heidelberg, population 130, she photographed each town and secured a signature from a local resident. Folks were delighted to share their town and Lynn had terrific conversations! Several more adventurers are touring the 100 towns and we look forward to hearing their stories.
- North Carolina Day Trips by Theme Launches at Malaprop’s Bookstore
Marla Milling, author of North Carolina Day Trips by Theme, had a successful launch of her book at Malaprop’s Bookstore. Marla was also the guest of Paul Foster at WNCW 88.7. Listen to the radio interview here. The segment starts at 34:10 minutes into the show.
- Rhubarb Author on Canadian Radio Show
Corinne Kozlak, author of Rhubarb: 50 Tried & True Recipes, was on the “Maritime Noon” show, on CBC radio. Listen to the show here.
- Seth Kubersky—Guest on Rope Drop Radio
Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, was the guest of Derek Sasman & Doug McKnight on Rope Drop Radio. Listen to the interview here.
AdventureKEEN Publicity — Full Report
The Unofficial Guides
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2020 by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-096-3 August 1: Len Testa was the guest of Brett Nachman on the Notably Disney Podcast. Listen to the show here. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/notably-disney/id1451021669
August 6: Coauthor Len Testa is quoted in an article by Sharon Kennedy Wynne for the Tampa Bay Times.
August 16: Coauthor Len Testa is quoted in an article by Scott craven for the Arizona Republic.
August 19: The book is reviewed by Kim Harrington for Tips from the Disney Divas & Devos.
The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 by Seth Kubersky ISBN 978-1-62809-089-5
July 24: Seth is the guest of Mathew Peddie on WMFE 90.7, the NPR station serving greater Orlando. Seth and Mathew talk about guest experiences at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Listen to the interview here.
August 9: Seth Kubersky was the guest of Derek Sasman & Doug McKnigt on Rope Drop Radio. Seth and his hosts discussed Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride and the big announcement of Universals Epic Universe. Tune in here.
The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2019 by Seth Kubersky, Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa, and Guy Selga Jr. ISBN 978-1-62809-085-7
July 9: “At Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Fans Can Live Their Own Galactic Adventures,” and article by Liliane Opsomer for AAA Northeast.
July 16: Vanita Salisbury used Seth Kubersky’s photos and credited The Unofficial Guides in her story “Disneyland Has Become a Ghost Town,” for the New York Post.
July 17: Liliane Opsomer reports on the hidden gems at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for The Mouse for Less.
July 18: Liliane Opsomer reports for JohnnyJet.com on Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’sEdge.
July 24: “On Batuu, Enjoy Exotic Flavors from a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” and article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less.
August 1: “Oga’s Cantina is a Full House from Bright Suns to till Rising Moons,” an article by Liliane Opsomer for The Mouse for Less. Read the article here.
August 22: The book is reviewed by Brent and Lizzette England, Co-Founders of Meant 2 Disney https://meant2disney.com/disney-parks-tips/the-unofficial-review-for-the-unofficial-guide/
Menasha Ridge Press Titles
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan ISBN 978-1-63404-154-6
July: Featured in a Korean church newsletter (not online)
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
September 21: Presentation at a church men’s group
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond by Philip Riggan prior edition by Nathan Lott ISBN 9781634041287
August 20: Book launch event at Fountain Bookstore
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco by Jane Huber ISBN 978-1-63404-126-3
July 17: Article in SF Gate with mention of new edition https://www.sfgate.com/living/article/Hidden-pockets-of-nature-in-San-Francisco-s-urban-14099743.php
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul by Tom Watson ISBN 978-1-63404-122-5
Summer 2019: The book is featured in an article in the Summer issue of Minnesota Trails magazine. (Print only)
Best Tent Camping: Minnesota by Tom Watson ISBN 978-1-63404-124-9
Summer 2019: The book is featured in an article in the Summer issue of Minnesota Trails magazine. (Print only)
Clerisy Press Titles
Barrel Strength Bourbon by Carla Carlton ISBN 978-1-57860-575-0
July 20: The book will be sold at the Tales of the Cocktail 2019 event on July 20th.
Ghosthunting Ohio ISBN 978-1-57860-181-3 and Ghosthunting Ohio on the Road Again ISBN 978-1-57860-491-3 by John Kachuba
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.
Ghosthunting North Carolina by Kala Ambrose ISBN 978-1-57860-591-0
October 19: Book signing at Barnes & Nobles in Asheville, N.C. at 2 p.m.
Wilderness Press Titles
Walkabout Northern California by Tom Courtney ISBN 978-0-89997-890-1
July 16: Presentation and signing at REI Corte Madera
July 19: Presentation and signing at REI Santa Rosa
July 23: Presentation and signing at REI Saratoga
July 25: Presentation and signing at REI Mountain View
July 31: Presentation and signing at REI Reno
July: Article in Sunset Magazine “The Best Inn-to-Inn Hikes in California” https://www.sunset.com/travel/outdoor-adventure/best-california-hiking-inn-to-inn
Firescaping by Douglas Kent ISBN 978-0-89997-890-1
July 18: Fire training for City of Malibu’’s water conversation folks and irrigation auditors.
July 26: Fire training for Malibu area landscape professionals.
August 21: Presentation at Topanga Public Library
September 10: City wide fire training to all residents at Malibu’s City Hall
October 8: Presentation at Cal Poly Pomona Library
October 23: Fire training at Landscape Expo, Long Beach
October 24: Presentation at ASLA Bay Area Chapter
November 5: City wide fire training to all residents at Malibu’s City Hall
Fall 2019: Book tour with the Sierra Institute. Will work with them throughout the spring to schedule events
Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof ISBN 978-0-89997-892-5
July 14-17: Author is part of the official medical team for Badwater 135 in Bishop, CA
July 20-21: Author is part of the official medical team for Tahoe 100 in Tahoe, CA
August 23-31: Author is part of the official medical team for Six Days in the Dome in Milwakee, WI
August: Review of Fixing Your Feet on Backpackinglight.com
Adventure Publications Titles
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
July 1: Stan Tekiela was the guest of The Drive with Jack Sunday show on KFGO. Stan and Jack talked about Stan’s adventures with, and knowledge of bears. Listen to the show here.
July 16: Stan Tekiela was the guest of The Drive with Jack Sunday show on KFGO. Stan and Jack talked about Water Striders, surface tension, and skipping stones. Listen to the show here.
Can You Count the Critters? By Stan Tekelia ISBN 978-1-59193-819-4
July 24: The book is reviewed by Alice Berger for the Bergers Book Reviews https://bergersbookreviews.com/2019/07/24/can-you-count-the-critters/
Whose Butt? By Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-59193-374-8
July 25: “Whose Butt?” by Stan Tekiela was featured at the Story Tree Preschool Program at Lake Bemidji State Park https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4030745-Upcoming-events-at-Lake-Bemidji-State-Park
The Fireflies Book: Fun Facts About the Fireflies You Loved as a Kid by Brett Ortler ISBN 978-1-59193-482-0
August 9: Brett Ortler is interviewed by Mark Zaretzky and Macklin Reid for their article “Fireflies Have a Good Year, but They’re in Decline,” for News Times. https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Fireflies-have-a-good-year-but-they-re-in-14293480.php
Little Minnesota in World War II by Jill and Deane Johnson ISBN 978-1-59193-553-7
August 20: The Lake County Echo announces the September 13th presentation and book signing at the Pequot Lakes Library
August 21: The Walker Pilot-Independent announces the September 11th presentation at the Walker Library. https://www.walkermn.com/community_voice/on_deck/on-deck/article_6b848ad6-c36e-11e9-8ce3-a7e45a0f8fc5.html
September 9: Presentation and book signing at Bemidji Library, MN at 5:30 p.m.
September 10: Presentation and book signing at Brainerd Library, MN at 3:30 p.m.
September 11: Presentation and book signing at Blackduck Library, MN at 10 a.m.
September 11: Presentation and book signing at Walker Library, MN at 4 p.m.
September 12: Presentation and book signing at Longville Library, MN at 11 a.m.
September 12: Presentation and book signing at Park Rapids Library. MN at 7 p.m.
September 13: Presentation and book signing at Pine River Library, MN at 11 a.m.
September 13: Presentation and book signing at Pequot Lakes, MN at 1:30 p.m.
September 21: Presentation and book signing at Wadena Library, MN at 11 a.m.
October 5: Presentation and book signing at Iron Range Historical Society in McKinley, MN from 1 – 4 p.m.
Ohio Day Trips by Theme by Cathy Seckman ISBN 978-1-59193-779-1
August 8: Presentation and book signing at Southern Columbiana County Regional Chamber of Commerce
September 11: Presentation and book signing at Delta Kappa Gamma chapter at the North Ridgeville Library
September 12: Presentation and book signing during “Local Author Event” at Lepper Library in Lisbon
April 6: Presentation and book signing at the Women’s Club of Salem luncheon
April 7: Presentation and book signing at Wellsville Arts Club
North Carolina Day Trips by Theme by Marla Miling ISBN 978-1-59193-885-9
July 31: Interview with Ken Ulmer, for the Asheville Radio Group. Marla with be a guest on the Breakfast with the 828 Live on Rewind 100.3 show. https://the828.com/2019/06/30/breakfast/
August 1st: Interview with Paul Foster at WNCW 88.7. Listen to the segment 34:10 minutes into the show. https://soundcloud.com/the828/breakfast-with-the828com-july-2019
August 18 : Book launch party at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, 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
July 6: Book signing at Splitrock Lighthouse, Time TBC
Rhubarb: 50 Tried & True Recipes by Corrine Kozlak ISBN 978-1-59193-828-6
July 20: Author has booth at Wilmette French Market.
Our Love of Bees (ISBN 978-1-59193-903-0), Vibrant Butterflies (ISBN 978-1-59193-789-0), Backyard Bugs (ISBN 978-1-59193-685-5) as well as the Quick Guides Butterflies of the Northeast (ISBN 978-1-59193-826-2), Butterflies of the Midwest (ISBN 978-1-59193-520-9), and Insects and Bugs of North America (ISBN 978-1-59193-818-7) by Jaret C. Daniels
Fall 2019: Feature article in Public Garden Magazine (print only)
Greta the Great Horned Owl by Christie Gove-Berg ISBN 978-1-59193-815-6
7/30: Together with the Wildlife Science Center, the author held a reading and book signing at the Forest Lake “Arts in the Park” event.
Foraging Southern California by Douglas Kent ISBN 978-1-59193-915-3
Oct 11: Launch event at REI Tustin https://www.rei.com/events/92921/foraging-southern-california?distance=50&previousLocation=Orange,%20CA&course.session.start=2019-10-10T00:00:00-07:00;d_gte&course.session.anyLocation=50.000000~33.793467~-117.742283;geo_r
October 15: Presentation at Center for Regenerative Studies
November 2: Presentation at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach
Nov 15: Presentation at REI Tustin https://www.rei.com/events/92921/foraging-southern-california?distance=50&previousLocation=Orange,%20CA&course.session.start=2019-10-10T00:00:00-07:00;d_gte&course.session.anyLocation=50.000000~33.793467~-117.742283;geo_r
Ghostly Tales of Mississippi by Jeff Duke ISBN 978-1-59193-923-8
August 31: Interview with Mary Ann Santis, DiSoto Magazine, 7 EST