Publicity Report — Our Books in the Media

AdventureKEEN October 2020 Publicity Report 

We are delighted to share the September 2020 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:


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AdventureKEEN in the Media

The Unofficial Guides

Unofficial Guides coauthor Seth Kubersky is the new co-host of the Attractions Magazine Podcast. The podcast is a weekly one hour show where Seth talks about the theme parks, which gives him also an opportunity to promote The Unofficial Guides series. 

September 7: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane segment 
September 14: Spooky Rumors are Afoot at Universal segment 
September 21: Haunted Happenings are Universal segment 
September 28: Disneyland Just Got a Little More Enchanted segment
October 5: A Jurassic Confirmation segment
October 26: Good News and Bad News for Disneyland segment

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2020 by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-096-3 
September 9: The book and the coauthor Len Testa are mentioned in David Oliver’s article “No Mickey’s Christmas Party This Year: Disney World Cancels Some Holiday Events Due to COVID-19,” for USA Today. The article was also picked up by the Milford Daily News, South Coast Today, and the Lexington Wicked Local among others newspapers and online theme park sites. 
September 26: Seth Kubersky talks to Fox 35 Orlando about how the theme parks are affected by the phase 3 reopening announced by the Governor of Florida. View the segment here.
September 30: Coauthor Len Testa was interviewed by David Oliver for his article “Magical Disney experience going away? What Disney’s layoffs mean for theme park guests,” which appeared in USA Today.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2020 by Seth Kubersky ISBN 978-1-62809-089-5
September 8: The theme parks saw big business over the Labor Day weekend. Fox 35 Orlando talked to theme park expert Seth Kubersky about how the parks are dealing with the pandemic. Check the story out here. Also view “Experts Weigh in on Busy Weekend for Theme Parks.
October 20:: Seth Kubersky discusses social distancing at the Orlando theme parks on Fox 35 Orlando after an Orange County strike teams visited area theme parks to see if they are compliant with COVID-19 safety precautions. Watch the segment here.

Menasha Ridge Press Titles

Bicycling the Blue Ridge (6th Edition) by Elizabeth and Charlie Skinner ISBN 978-1-63404-303-8
October 16: Coauthor Elizabeth Skinner discussed how cycling the Parkway now compares to 30 years ago as traffic patterns, equipment, and age have created new challenges on the Carolina Outdoors podcast. Listen to the show here.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan ISBN 978-1-63404-154-6
September 25: The book is mentioned in Ollie Reed Jr.’s article “A Season of Change: The Start of Fall Can be Felt While Taking a Hike Along the Corrales Bosque“ for the Albuquerque Journal.

Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide: An Essential Handbook for All Skill Levels by Susan Trasher ISBN  978-1-63404-244-4
Nov/Dec: Jim Casada reviewed the book for the November/December issue of Sporting Classics magazine. Print only, pdf on file.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver/Boulder 3e by Mindy Sink ISBN 978-1-63404-285-7
September 17: Covered Treasures (Monument, CO), Art Hop event, 5-8 p.m.
September: The book is prominently featured in an article by Monica Parpal Stockbridge for Colorado Traveler Magazine. Read the article here.
September: The book is featured in the September issue of Denver Life magazine. (print only)
September 17: Covered Treasures (Monument, CO), Art Hop event, 5-8 p.m.
October 22: The author penned a story for Colorado Parent magazine with her book referenced at the end of the article. Read the story here
October: Mindy’s book was reviewed in the Fall issue of Mountain Town Magazine. Check out the review on page 16.

Clerisy Press Titles

Personal Foul by Tim Donaghy ISBN 978-0-61536-263-2
The book has been made into a movie called Inside Game, staring Lindsey Morgan, Scott Wolf, and Michael O’Keefe. View trailer

Wilderness Press Titles

Walking Chicago by Robert Loerzel ISBN 978-0-89997-697-6
September 13: Robert Loerzel was on with WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to talk about his book, Walking Chicago: 35 Tours of the Windy City’s Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore. Robert shared where the book idea came from and the amazing tours available in the Windy City. Tune in here.

Waking Milwaukee by Royal Brevvaxling and Molly Snyder ISBN 978-1-64359-020-2
September 8: Bobby Tazzilo features Molly Snyder and Royal Brevvaxling, authors of  book Walking Milwaukee in her story for OnMilwaukee magazine. Read the story here.
September 10: Coauthor Molly Snyder was a guest on Fox 6 Milwaukee. See the interview here. The book was published September 1 of this year.
September 20: Molly Snyder and Royal Brevvaxling presented their book on Positively Milwaukee, a show on WTMJ-TV. A must watch!

Walking Queens by Adrienne Onofri ISBN 978-0-89997-730-0
October 4: Adrienne Onofri, author of Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City’s Largest Borough (and Walking Brooklyn: 30 Walking Tours Exploring Historical Legacies, Neighborhood Culture, Side Streets, and Waterways (ISBN 978-0-89997-803-1), did a virtual talk and slideshow by Zoom for the Queens Library in August. The author shared highlights from her book and encouraged her audience to take some of the walking tours from her book while the pandemic keeps them close to home and without their usual activities. On August 4th Adrienne gave a live streamed walking tour of Elmhurst, Queens, for the Queens Historical Society. You can watch the tour of Elmhurst here.

Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon by Lucas Alberg — ISBN 978-0-89997-823-9
October 24: Marc Morical quotes Lucas Alberg and his book in his article “Even as Season Changes, Central Oregon Trail Runners have Myriad Options,” for the The Bulletin. Read the article here.

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.
September 11-13: Bear Photography tour. Details here.
September 24: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about the American Goldfinch. Read the story here

Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners Series
September 20: Feature article by Larry Bleiberg in USA Today. The article also includes an interview with the author. 

Birds of Maine by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-88506-146-1
September 19: The book is mentioned in Lee Emmons’ article “The Outside Story: Blue Jays, Likable Villains,” for the New Hampshire Eagle Times. Read the story here. The story was also picked up by the Rutland Herald.

Butterflies of Florida by Jaret Daniels ISBN 978-1-591930-05-1
The book is mentioned in Jane Weber’s article for the Citrus County Chronicle.

Squash: 50 Tried & True Recipes by Julia Rutland ISBN 978-1-59193-909-2
Feature article with recipes in print & online in the New Haven Register by Stephen Fries. (pdf on file)

Maple Syrup: 40 Tried & True Recipes by Corrine Kozlak ISBN 978-1-59193-931-3
September 30: Feature article with recipes in print & online in the New Haven Register by Stephen Fries. Article in print and online.

Little Ohio by Karen Robertson ISBN 978-1-59193-849-1
2021: Mini tv series with Ohio vs. the World show.

Little Minnesota in WWII by Jill A. Johnson and Deane L. Johnson ISBN 978-1-59193-553-7
September 12: Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) presents Jill and Deane Johnson’s Little Minnesota in World War II as the second in its online Fall 2020 series. The event and information on the book was written up in the Park Rapids Enterprise.’-‘Little-Minnesota-in-World-War-II’-featured-in-HCLL

Little Ohio by Karen Robertson ISBN 978-1-59193-849-1
November 6-15: Author participates in the Virtual Buckeye Book Fair.

New York Day Trips by Theme by Sandra Manderfeld —  ISBN 978-1-59-193893-4
August 18: Socially distanced meeting with the author at Oceanside Library at  8 p.m.
September 3: Socially distanced author talk at Temple Avodah at 6:30 p.m.

Blueberries: 50 Tried and True Recipes by Julia Rutland ISBN 978-1-59193-847-7
August 4: Feature article with recipes in print & online in the New Haven Register by Stephen Fries.  

Apples: 50 Tried and True Recipes by Julia Rutland ISBN 978-1-59193-907-8
September 16: Feature article with recipes in print & online in the New Haven Register by Stephen Fries.