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AdventureKEEN June 2021 Publicity Report 

Please find herewith the June 2021 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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The fourth annual Shop Local Live Local campaign that  benefits the Book Industry Charitable Foundation was covered in Shelf Awareness and by Publishers Weekly.

On Saturday, June 5th, is Hike for Hope in Alabama. This annual event is hosted by the Alabama chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and AdventureKEEN is a supporter this year. Amber Henderson is a Board member and volunteer coordinator for the Alabama Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Find out more about the important subject of mental health.

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. Listen to the latest shows here

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021 by Seth Kubersky ISBN 978-1-62809-106-9
June 10: Seth Kubersky joined Jen and Frank on the Theme Park Thursday with Dillo’s Diz podcast to chat about how the VelociCoaster thrill ride will affect all the Orlando theme parks. Listen to the show here.
June 14: Seth Kubersky is interviewed by Fox 35 Orlando regarding the new details released about Universal’s Epic Universe theme park. Listen to the interview here. According to Universal, the park, when finished, will be its biggest park in the US.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021 by Bob Shehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-110-6
May: The book is featured in a double spread of the May issue of the Lee County Community Lifestyles magazine. (Print only, magazine on file)

Menasha Ridge Press Titles

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan ISBN 978-1-63404-154-6
July 7 – Zoom Talk scheduled with the Jewish Community Center at 10:30am
September 20 – talk (hopefully, in person) with Oasis Lifelong Learning at 10:00am

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge by Johnny Molly ISBN  978-1-63404-329-8
June: George Brosi reviewed Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge by Johnny Molloy for Appalachian Mountain Books. In the article George Brosi also presents the YouTube video Johnny produced. Enjoy the video as he takes viewers past waterfalls along Gragg Prong and onward to Hunt Fish Falls, just one of over 130 waterfalls detailed in his book Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge.

Canoeing & Kayaking South Central Wisconsin: 60 Paddling Adventures Within 60 Miles of Madison by Timothy Bauer ISBN 978-1-63404-020-4
June 17: Maggie Ginsberg features the author and the book in her article “Timothy Bauer Paddles for Miles Upon Moonlit Miles,” for Madison magazine. Enjoy the article here.

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

Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail by Sirena Rana ISBN 978-1-64359-009-7
May 6: The author was a guest on Arizona Public Radio Media. Sirena Rana shared the personal journey of healing she undertook to overcome her chronic pain, hiking all 800 miles of the Arizona Trail – twice. She talks with Tony Paniagua about creating her book Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Tune into the show here
May 13: Korin Bischop features the book in her article “Sirena Rana Talks Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail, “ for Gossamer Gear. Enjoy the article here.
June 14: Major feature about the author in the Adventure Journal. Read “How Hiking Across Arizona Helped Rebuild, and Maybe Save, a Life,” 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.
May 6: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about the Brown Creeper. Read the story here.
June 2: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about Wood Ducks. Read the story here.
June 16: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about observing Loons Enjoy the story here.

Bald Eagles: The Ultimate Raptors by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-64755-145-2
June 8: Jerry Davis in his article “Summer Outdoors Season is Here,” for the Portage Daily Register, quotes Stan Tekiela and mentions his new book. Read the article here
June 17: Anne Jacobson reviews Bald Eagle in “On Our Shelves,” for the  Star-Observer. Read the review here.

Good Night Great Outdoors by Lucas Alberg and Megan Marie Myers ISBN 978-1-59193-888-0
June: The book is reviewed in the June issue of Bend Magazine. (print only, pdf on file)
June 19: Book signing as of 1 p.m. at Dudley’s in Bend, OR
June 20: Book signing & reading from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at “Picnic on the Patio” event celebrating Father’s Day. Lucas and Megan will be reading at 12:15 p.m. Roundabout Books, Bend OR.

Lake Superior Agates by by Jim Magnuson ISBN 978-1-59193-808-8
Agate Hunting Made Easy by Jim Magnuson ISBN 978-1-59193-326-7
Rockhounding & Prospecting: Upper Midwest by Jim Magnuson ISBN 978-1-59193-945-0 (7/13/2021)
May 8: at the Minnesota Mineral Club, Minneapolis 
May 13: at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society/ Club

Wolf Kill (A Sam Rivers Mystery) by Cary Griffith ISBN 978-1-64755-057-8
May: The author was invited to write a feature for the May issue of Mystery & Suspense magazine. Read the article here. May 7 launch of Goodreads Giveaway for 50 free ARCS. 6/1 1,514 people entered the contest. Books being shipped out. 
Reviews on Goodreads are great too: It was also mentioned as book of the month:
May 27: Sue Costello, co-owner of Winding Trail Books, recommends the book in her article “Summertime and the Reading is Good!” for the Park Bugle. Read her article here.
June 2: Blogger Pirate Patty reviews the book for her Pirate Patty Reviews blog. Read her review here.
June 5: The Bookstore at Fitger’s announces the July 10 book signing event in their newsletter with a link to their shop to pre-order the book now.
June 11: Andy Rogers article “Rosemount Author Revisits First Character in Wolf Kill,”was published in print by the Dakota County Tribune with the book cover prominently featured on the front page of the paper.
June 13: Mary Ann Grossman in her article for the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reviews and recommends the book to readers as summer reading.
June 15: Andy Rogers in his article “Rosemount Author Revisits First Character in Wolf Kill“ for Sun This Week. Read the article here
June 15: Joseph B. Hoyos reviews Wolf Kill in his article for Gumshoereview. Read the review here.
June 16: Book launch Zoom event at Next Chapter Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN at 7 p.m. CST. Contact: Riley Jay Davis, Event Manager, They also emailed their database several times and on the day of the event. The interview will  be put on their YouTube Channel soon. 
June 23: Cindy A. Roesel reviewed the book on her blog THOUGHT ON THIS ‘n THAT. Read the review here. 
July 10: Book signing (SOLO) at The Bookstore at Fitger’s from 1 – 3 p.m.
The store announced the event in their June 12 newsletter with a link to buy a copy.
July 16: Book signing with Mary Logue at Lake Country Booksellers in White Bear Lake, MN  from 10 a.m. until noon. The event is held at the same time as the Farmer’s Market.
July 17: July 17: Book signing at Winding Trail Books, St. Paul, MN (SOLO) from 1-2 p.m. The store is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. 
July 31: Book signing (SOLO) at Piragis Northwoods Outfitters, Ely, MN from 12 noon till 2 p.m.
August 7: Book signing with Mary Logue at Once Upon a Crime Mystery Books, from 12 noon until 2 p.m.
August 26: Book signing with Mary Logue at Lake Superior Trading Post, from 1- 4 p.m.
August 28: Book signing with Mary Logue at Drury Lane Books, from 6-8 p.m.The store announced the event here.
October 21: Book signing (SOLO) at Fair Trade Books, Red Wing from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
November 3: Book signing with Mary Logue at Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, MN for Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour event. Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., authors to be there at LEAST at 4:15 p.m. The event is held at the Zephyr Theater, 601 Main St N., Stillwater, MN 55082

Bat Basics by Karen Krebbs ISBN 978-1591938439
May 29: The Tucson Audubon Society featured the Bat Basics Book in their newsletter. The author was asked to write an article about bats for the next issue of the Vermillion Flycatcher. The Vermilion Flycatcher is Tucson Audubon’s quarterly magazine.

Ohio Day Trips by Theme by Cathy Hester Steckman ISBN 978-1-59193-779-1
May 16: Cathy Seckmanmade a zoom presentation at the Annual Pennwriters Conference. 
September 10-12: The author participates at the Annual Conference of the Writers of Northern Appalachia (WANA), in Wheeling, WV. Carthy will be a presenter at the conference and sell her book   

Backyard Nature & Science Workshop: Rocky Mountains by George Oxford Miller ISBN 978-1-64755-172-8
May: George Oxford Miller’s book, Backyard Nature & Science Workshop: Rocky Mountains, was featured in the May issue of Colorado Country Life magazine. It appeared in print and online.

Backyard Nature & Science Workshop: South by Erika Zambello ISBN 978-1-64755-173-5
March 21: The book is reviewed by Ashley McMellan on

Maple Syrup: 40 Tried & True Recipes by Corrine Kozlak ISBN 978-1-59193-931-3
June: In the June issue of Life in the Biltmore magazine, Corrine Kozlak shares with the readers her Maple Barbecue Ribs and Sauce recipe. (print only)

Tomatoes: 50 Tried and True Recipes by Julia Ruthland ISBN 978-159193-9-504
May 12: The book is reviewed in Kelly Brant’s article “ Five Cookbooks Worth their Salt,” for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Read the article here

Rhubarb: 50 Tried & True Recipes by Corrine Kozlak ISBN 978-1-59193-828-6
May: Corrine Kozlak has been assigned an article for Life in the Biltmore magazine. In her article she provides her Grandma’s Rhubarb Custard Pie recipe with a picture, the book cover and a link to our AdventureKEEN shop. (print only, pdf on file)
June 25-27: Author to sell books at the Long Grove Strawberry Festival.

Birds of the Northwoods Activity Book by David Grack ISBN 978-1-59193-166-9 
Spring 2021: David Grack, author of
Birds of the Northwoods Activity Book, organized an online Teach Outdoors! Minnesota workshop attended by 800 people! You can watch the workshop here. As Director of Education and a lead workshop facilitator for the Jeffers Foundation he also regularly leads birding classes.

Nature Study Guides
Tree Finder goes viral on TikToc. Check out the video.