Publicity Report—Our Books in the Media

AdventureKEEN January 2023 Publicity Report 

Dear Authors,

Please enjoy the January 2023 Media and Publicity Report. The list reflects all activities in the past two months and those scheduled going forward.
Best,
Liliane

AdventureKEEN

The Unofficial Guides

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2023 by Bob Sehlinger and Liliane Opsomer
ISBN 978-1-62809-131-1
January 12: Stephen Fries recommended the book and The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2023 in his article “A Culinary Adventure through Disney Theme Parks.” Read the article here.
January 2023: The book was featured as a giveaway in Reunions Magazine.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2023 by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-129-8
November 28: CBCNEWS interviewed Fred Hazelton about all the research and statistical work that go into the production of our books. Read the article here.
November 29: Len Testa had a guest essay in The New York Times. Read “Bob Chapeck Didn’t  Believe in Disney Magic.”
January 5: Seth Kubersky was interviewed by FOX35 in regards to Disney filing a patent for air- and water-powered robots. View the show here.
January 10: John Gregory mentioned the book in his article “Disney’s Big News Dump: TRON Opening Date, Nighttime Shows Return, Park-hopping Changes” for Theme Park Column. Read the article here.
January 12: Stephen Fries recommended the book and The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2023 in his article “A Culinary Adventure through Disney Theme Parks.” Read the article here.

Menasha Ridge Press Titles 

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles San Francisco: Including North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay by Jane Huber ISBN 978-1-63404-126–3
October 22: Alexandra Kenin featured the book and author in her story “Seven Must-Do Fall Hikes in the SF Bay Area” for The San Francisco Standard. 

Best Tent Camping: Colorado: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization by Monica Stockbridge ISBN 978-1-63404-301-4
December 1, 2022: The author had an event at Boulder Book Store at 6:30 p.m.
February 2, 2023: The author has an event at Tattered Cover in Denver (Colfax location) at 6 p.m.

The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor’s Companion (now titled Nature of the Appalachian Trail); Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail; Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains; Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes; Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes; Hiking Virginia: South of US 60; and the forthcoming Hiking Virginia: North of US 60 by Leonard M. Adkins

December 5, 2022: Menasha Ridge Press author Leonard M. Adkins was interviewed on The Trek’s Backpacker Radio Podcast. Referring to Leonard as a “Backpacking Legend,” the hosts discussed his decades of hiking more than 20,000 miles in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and the Caribbean, including five complete traverses of the Appalachian Trail. Leonard is the author of more than 20 books about travel, nature, and the outdoors, including 7 Menasha Ridge titles. Leonard’s website is habitualhiker.com. Listen to the interview here.

Wilderness Press Titles & Nature Study Guides published by Wilderness Press

Walking Chicago by Robert Loerzel ISBN 978-0-89997-697-6
POSTPONED: The library’s air-conditioner was broken! May 11, 2022: Robert Loerzel, author of Walking Chicago, will give a presentation at 7 p.m at the Wood Dale Library in Wood Dale, IL.

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 until 8 a.m. CT. Stan usually joins Bill at 6:30 a.m. for a 45-minute nature talk.
December 1:  “Appreciate the Common Crow,” an article by Stan Tekiela, was published in Southwest Media.
Drecember 13: Stan Tekiela’s story about the resplendent Quetzal was featured by Southwest Media. Read the story here.
January 26: Stan Tekiela’s story about a photoshoot where he got to photograph the elusive Bobcat was featured in Southwest Media. The story was also picked up by the Maple Lake Messenger.

Drawn to Birds by Jenny deFouw Geuder ISBN 978-1-64755-225-1
November 3-6: The author held a presentation and book signing at the MAEA conference (Michigan Art Educator’s Association) in Grand Rapids, MI. She sold her own books. (OK with Meredith)
December 2: The author’s hometown paper The Holland Sentinel interviewed Jenny regarding her NOBA award. Read the story here.
February 25: The author will hold a virtual Chickadee watercolor painting class at the Rumriver Art Center in Anoka, MN, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Cougar Claw (A Sam Rivers Mystery) by Cary Griffith ISBN 978-1-64755-081-3
October 20: There was a nice plug for Wolf Kill (and Cougar Claw) in Lake Superior Magazine by Konnie LeMay. Read the review here.
November 7: Cary held a presentation and book signing at Cardigan Ridge Senior Living in Little Canada, MN, at 10 a.m.
November 14: Cary gave a presentation to the Mystery Book Club at Nokomis Public Library in Minneapolis, MN, at 6:30 p.m.
April 27: Cary will have a speaking engagement followed by a book signing at the Austin Public Library’s 21st Austin Page Turners event in Austin, MN.

Wolf Kill (A Sam Rivers Mystery) by Cary Griffith ISBN 978-1-64755-057-8
October 20: There was a nice plug for Wolf Kill (and Cougar Claw) in Lake Superior Magazine by Konnie LeMay. Read the review here.

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Northeast by Jaret C. Daniels ISBN 978-1-64755-253-4
January 28: Jaret Daniels was the keynote speaker at the “Go Wild with Your Gardening” symposium at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA.

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southeast by Jaret Daniels ISBN 978-1-64755-036-3 
Butterflies of the South & Southeast by Jaret Daniels ISBN  978-1-64755-213-8 
Garden Bugs & Insects of the South & Southeast by Jaret Daniels ISBN 978-1-59193-980-1
October 16-18: The author attended the 38th Florida Master Gardeners Conference (500 attendees). https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/gardener/

Bat Basics: How to Understand and Help These Amazing Flying Mammals by Karen Krebbs ISBN 978-1-59193-843-9
October 1: The Tucson Audubon Society featured Bat Basics: How to Understand and Help These Amazing Flying Mammals by Karen Krebbs in its October newsletter.

Monsters of the Midwest by Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler ISBN 978-1-64755-319-7
2023
January 8: The authors held a reading and lunch at Andiamo Italian Ristorante in Egan, MN, from 1 to 3 p.m.
February 10: The authors had a reading, Q&A session, and book signing at Barnes & Noble, Jordan Creek Town Center, in West Des Moines, IA, at 2 p.m.
March 7-8: Jessica Freeburg will hold a writing workshop at the Young Writers & Artists Conference at Bethany College in Mankato, MN. 
April 14-16: The authors will participate in the Ghost Stories Ink & Paranormal investigation at the historic Anderson Hotel in Washaba, MN.

Nature Baby: Solar System by Team KEEN ISBN 978-1-64755-261-9
Nature Baby: Rocks by Team KEEN ISBN 978-1-64755-263-3
Nature Baby: Bugs by Team KEEN ISBN 978-1-64755-259-6
Nature Baby: Birds by Team KEEN ISBN 9781647552572 
Jodie Rodriguez featured our Nature Baby book series on Instagram. Her account Growing Book by Book has 26,700 followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/CZftHqrJSJr/

11/29/22 Swoon Libraries reviewed the books:

Nature Baby: Bugs
Learn about some common bugs that you see everyday. The bright, colorful photographs pair with the simple text to give toddlers and preschoolers a first glimpse at the world of bugs. The author uses a question-and-answer format to name the bugs and then gives one or two brief facts. This title builds vocabulary and encourages talking. https://www.librarything.com/work/29406899 
Nature Baby: Rocks
Rocks are everywhere. Learn the names and some interesting facts about them. The bright, colorful photographs pair with the simple text to give toddlers and preschoolers a first glimpse at the world of rocks. The author uses a question-and-answer format to name the rocks and then give one or two brief facts. This title builds vocabulary and encourages talking. https://www.librarything.com/work/28429381
Nature Baby: Solar System
Have you ever wondered what’s up in the sky? Learn about the other planets that revolve around the sun with the earth. The author uses astronomy photographs and a question-and-answer format to give toddlers and preschoolers a look at some abstract concepts. The text might be a little more than young children can understand, but the book does invite conversation and provides new vocabulary. https://www.librarything.com/work/29406931 
Nature Baby: Birds
Learn the names and some facts about the birds you see every day. The bright, colorful photographs pair with the simple text to give toddlers and preschoolers a first glimpse at the world of birds. The author uses a question-and-answer format to name the birds and then give one or two brief facts. This title builds vocabulary and encourages talking. https://www.librarything.com/work/28429367 

A Beginner’s Guide to Ship Watching by Brett Ortler ISBN 978-1-59193-527-8
December 5: The book was recommended as one of the Great Lakes Essential Resources by University Libraries at the University at Buffalo.