AdventureKEEN March 2021 Publicity Report
Please find herewith the March 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:
Wilderness Press Author Sirena Rana Guest on The Trail Show
Sirena Rana discussed her new book Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail on The Trail Show. Sirena’s interview starts at 1:35:25 in. The Trail Show is a monthly mash-up of all things trail and broadcasts live from the Historic Beer District of Boulder, CO.
Craig Carey Discussed his New Book on KCLU Radio
KCLU’s Lance Orozco talked with hiking expert Craig Carey about the new edition of his guidebook Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura from our Menasha Ridge imprint. KCLU is an NPR station covering Ventura County and Santa Barbara, California. Listen to the interview here.
In the News: The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021
Coauthor Len Testa and the book are quoted in Dewayne Bevil’s article “Disney World at 50: Looking back at Cinderella’s Castle Royal Moments,” for the Orlando Sentinel. Seth Kubersky discussed capacity rules at the theme parks on Fox51 Orlando. View the segment here. Seth was also quoted in Gabrielle Russon’s article “Are Disney World Guests Happier at Parks During Pandemic? Company CEO Says Yes,” for the Orlando Sentinel. The Birmingham Parent magazine put out a review of the book and the piece was also included in their March 28th newsletter of the magazine. The book will be published on April 6.
Goodnight Great Outdoors Author and Illustrator Featured in The Bulletin
Mark Morical featured Lucas Alberg and Megan Myers in his article “Bend Author and Artist Highlight the Outdoors in New Children’s Book“ for The Bulletin. The press release of the book was picked up by Outside Business Journal and Outdoor Industry Association. Goodnight Great Outdoors is the latest children’s title from our Adventure Publications imprint.
Cascadia Weekly Reviews Little Washington
Adventure Publications title Little Washington, by Nicole Hardina, is featured in Tim Johnson’s article “Road Trip: Little Washington’s Smallest Towns” for the Cascadia Weekly. Read the article here.
Greta the Great Horned Owl Facebook Live Reading
The Wildlife Center of Virginia hosted a reading of Greta the Great Horned Owl. Adventure Publications gave away one copy of the book. 50 people tuned in to the reading and so can you.
From Tragedy Comes Triumph—60 Years Later
Sixty years after the tragic loss of the entire U.S. Figure Skating Team, Danny Summers featured Frozen in Time, a Clerisy Press title, in her article for the Colorado Springs Gazette.
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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
February 1: Seth was the guest of Andrew Stilwell on the Coaster 101 podcast. Listen to the show here.
February 1: Seth joins Jim Hill and Len Testa on the Disney Dish with Jim Hill podcast. Listen to the podcast here.
February 1: Seth was the guest of Matt Long on Landloopers’ Explore the World Podcast. Listen to the podcast here.
February 2: Andrew Stillwell reviews the book in a major article on the Coaster 101 website. Read Six Reasons You Need to Read The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021.
February 2: Seth Kubersky report on Universal Orlando for the Unofficial Orlando Podcast (UUOP). Listen to the show here.
February 11: Seth was the guest of Brian Glenn on the Inside Universal Podcast. Seth and Brian talked about how The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando deals with the ongoing pandemic, the Universal Orlando Resort in general, as well as Mardi Gras celebrations for 2021.
February 11: Alicia Stella welcomed Seth Kubersky to the ParkStop Podcast. Listen to Episode 30 here.
February 13: Seth Kubersky was the guest of Johnny DiScala on JohnnyJet.com. Seth and Johnny discussed money and time-saving secrets when visiting theme parks. Listen to the interview here, or read the transcript of the interview. The interview was also featured in Johnny’s newsletter.
February 25: Seth Kubersky was the guest of Brian Flock and Samantha Kanner on the DCL Duo Podcast. Seth talked about his 2021 book, who’s doing it better, WDW or Universal; and gave tips for returning to the parks. Tune into the show now!
February 25: Seth was the guest of Doug Barnes on the Season Pass Podcast. Listen to the show here.
March 15: Seth was the guest of Angela and Jen on the Magical Mommy Monday Podcast. Listen to the show here.
April 9: Seth will be the guest of Jeremy Stein on the Magic Main Street podcast.
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021 by Bob Shehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-110-6
February 24: Len Testa and the book are quoted in Dewayne Bevil’s article “Disney World at 50: Looking back at Cinderella’s Castle Royal Moments,” for the Orlando Sentinel.
March 10: Seth Kubersky discusses capacity rules at the theme parks on Fox51 Orlando. View the segment here.
March 25: Seth Kubersky is quoted in Gabrielle Russon’s article “Are Disney World Guests Happier at Parks During Pandemic? Company CEO Says Yes,” for the Orlando Sentinel. The article was also published by the Finger Lake Times.
March 27: The Birmingham Parent magazine put out a review of the book and the piece was also included in their March 28th newsletter of the magazine.
Menasha Ridge Press Titles
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan ISBN 978-1-63404-154-6
February 11: The book was mentioned in David Ryan’s blog “Hiking and Exploring in the Upper Rio Puerco Basin” for the The Gentle Art of Wandering blog.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Cleveland by Diane Stresing ISBN 978-1-63404-022-8
April 22: Virtual presentation at the Euclid Public Library in celebration of Earth Day. https://euclidlibrary.libcal.com/event/7226024?fbclid=IwAR3Z5C1ouxPvsgj-MuQgFli7VzUD56isst29oPm_amKqwsOFQNei2nIphJ0
Hiking And Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (2nd edition) by Craig Carey ISBN 978-0-89997-907-6
March 15: KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a hiking expert Craig Carey about the new edition of his guidebook Hiking And Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura. Listen to the interview here.
April 22: Virtual Author Event at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara
Clerisy Press Titles
Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team by Nikki Nichols ISBN 978-1-57860-334-3
Danny Summers features the book in her feature “ From Tragedy Comes Triumph,” for the Colorado Springs Gazette. The story also appeared in their affiliated papers.
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 here.
Wilderness Press Titles
Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail by Sirena Rana ISBN 978-1-64359-009-7
February 18: Bri Sullivan in her article for Keep Nature Wild talks with author Sirena Rana about the best hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail and her book. Keep Nature Wild also shared the article via their Instagram account.
February 26: Sirena Rana discussed her new book Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail on The Trail Show. Sirena’s interview starts at 1:35:25 into the show.
Walking New Orleans by Barri Bronston ISBN 978-1-64359-035-6
April 24: Octavia Books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s National Independent Bookstore Day, so hopefully it will attract a nice crowd.
April 25: Book signing at the Arts Village during GatesFest, a COVID-friendly music festival in the parking lot of Barri’s synagogue. (Some major New Orleans musicians will be performing).
Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington by Jordan Summers ISBN 78-0-89997-844-4
March 10: Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington autor Jordan Summers was featured in K.M. Collins’ article “Post Fires, a Broken Pacific Crest Trail,” the Source Weekly. Read the article here.
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.
February 8: Sam Johnson profiles Stan Tekiela in his article “In his Natural Habitat.” for Southwest News Media. Read the article here.
February 10: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about filming gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park. Read the story here. The story was also carried by the Annandale Advocate.
February 25: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about bisons and wolves, and how in nature nothing goes to waste. Read the story here.
March 11: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about the Snowshoe Hare. Read the story here. The story was also carried by the Annandale Advocate.
Start Mushrooming by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-59193-830-9
March 18: Stephanie Morrissette mentions the book in her article “Getting Ready for the Morel Mushroom Madness,” for Journal Review, Indiana.
Birds of Wisconsin by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-59193-955-9
March 18: Jennifer Rude Klett mentions the book in her article “10 Amazing Facts About Ruby-throated Hummingbirds,” for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article here.
Majestic Eagles: Compelling Facts and Images of the Bald Eagle by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-59193-200-0
March 7: The book is mentioned in Jan Johnston’s article “ Check it Out: Set Your Spirit Soaring with Books About Eagles,” for The Columbian, Vancouver, WA. Read the article here.
Whose House is That? by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-64755-074-5
February 9: Kirkus Review https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/stan-tekiela/whose-house/
Good Night Great Outdoors by Lucas Alberg and Megan Marie Myers ISBN 978-1-59193-888-0
February 9: Here is the Kirkus Review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lucas-alberg/goodnight-great-outdoors/
March 11: Press release picked up by Outside Business Journal and Outdoor Industry Association.
March 11: Feature interview with Lucas and Megan in Mark Morical’s article “Bend Author and Artist Highlight the Outdoors in New Children’s Book“ for The Bulletin. Read the article here.
Crystal Healing by Dan L. Lynch and Julie A. Kirsch ISBN # 978-1-59193-917-7
March 1: Ahead of publishing (April 6, 2021) the authors were the guests of Richard Saunders on The Skeptic Zone. Listen to the podcast here. The interview starts 5 minutes into the show.
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)
Jim is giving three presentations focused on Lake Superior Agates, while also announcing his upcoming book Rockhounding & Prospecting: Upper Midwest on the following days:
March 29: at the University of MN, Geological Society
May 8: at the Minnesota Mineral Club, Minneapolis https://minnesotamineralclub.org/event/mmc-may-presentation-lake-superior-agate-origins-classification-and-prospecting-with-jim-magnuson/
May 13: at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society/ Club
Greta the Great Horned Owl by Christie Gove-Berg ISBN 978-1-59193-815-6
March 16: The Wildlife Center of Virginia had a reading of Greta the Great Horned Owl. Adventure Publications gave away one copy of the book. 50 people tuned into the reading and so can you.
Field Guide to the Weather: Learn to Identify Clouds and Storms, Forecast the Weather, and Stay Safe by Ryan Henning ISBN 978-1-59193-824-8
March 5: Christine Bryant mentions the book in her article “Books celebrate Paddy’s Day, female poets, environment, more,” for the NorthWest Indiana Times.
Wolf Kill (A Sam Rivers Mystery) by Cary Griffith ISBN 978-1-64755-057-8
June 15: Book launch Zoom event at Next Chapter Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN at 7 CST. Contact: Riley Jay Davis, Event Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Washington by Nicole Hardina ISBN 978-1-59193-845-3
March 17: The book is reviewed in the Cascadia Weekly. Read the article here.
The Best of Itasca: A Guide to Minnesota’s Oldest State Park by Deane L. Johnson ISBN 978-1-59193-430-1
April 20: The authors will present The Best of Itasca: A Guide to Minnesota’s Oldest State Park. “Itasca State Park: Traveling Through History” to the Learning is Forever (LIFE) group in Rochester, MN via Zoom, a program sponsored by the Rochester Community and Technical College. The two hour talk will range from discoveries documenting Indigenous inhabitants of the area, through the stories of explorers and leaders that helped develop the park. They will include a number of new photos from the park to highlight some of the changes that have taken place in the six years since the book was published.