Here's what we've scheduled for December.
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  Book Launch & Adventurer-Travel Talk: THE WAYWARD TRAVELER
Reception: 6:30 pm
Talk: 7 pm

Friday, December 5, 7 pm: Sedona author and longtime traveler, Robert DeMayo, one of our most popular speakers, is back with his new book, THE WAYWARD TRAVELER.

THE WAYWARD TRAVELER follows the adventures of Louis, a young American who, in 1985, is determined to travel the world. The story takes place in forty countries and spans ten years: from the deck of a felucca on the Nile to the scorched dunes of India’s Thar Desert to the powerful Beni River in the Amazon Basin. Louis feels disenchantment with his former life, and a yearning to understand the foreign lands he encounters on his travels. He’s broke most of the time and spends considerable effort trying to get by. Along the way he develops a list of Rules for Survival, and with their help--and a little luck--he just might make it home.

While a novel, THE WAYWARD TRAVELER is based on Rob DeMayo’s own travels. In 1985 he set out to explore the world, and over the next ten years he traveled every minute he could, living a peripatetic life in nearly one hundred countries. These travels took place during the last decade before the internet and cell phones shrank the world to pocket format. Guidebooks were still non-existent for many of the places Rob visited, and there were still a few dark spots left on the world´s maps.

H e completed ten six-month-long trips, and kept journals throughout this period -- thirty of them; they became the blueprint for this book. He also developed a list of Rules for Survival on the road, which became the backbone of this story.

One of our most engaging speakers, Robert DeMayo and the thrilling stories of his worldwide travels always entertain. THE WAYWARD TRAVELER and his other books make great holiday gifts.
     

Book Signing: Meet a Local Children’s Author – Woody Rowe

Saturday, December 20, 12:00 to 2:00 pm: Sedona resident, Woody Rowe, will be here just before Christmas to discuss and sign his wonderful children’s books. No formal presentation – just a pre-holiday opportunity for Woody to engage with his local readers.

Woody has published several early- and middle-reader books, all very creative and all great fun (for all ages!). A former college professor, Woody and his artist-writer wife Eleanor, were seasonal residents for many years, finally making the decision a couple of years ago to enjoy the Red Rocks all year round.

His books include FOSTER LEARNS A LAW, JERRY’S MAGIC, THE WAND GOES WILD, THE WAND IS WENDY, CLEVER BILLY, the LOTUS series, and others, including a book for all ages – THE FLAW OF KARMA: BUDDHIST LIMERICKS FOR FUN AND ENLIGHTENMENT.

Grandparents, Woody Rowe’s books would make great, unique gifts for your grandkids. Get signed copies of these charming books for the young readers in your life.

Also, we have a coloring contest, associated with this book signing, for kids ages 5 to 12:

Woody Rowe, and the illustrator of his books, Charles Filius, are sponsoring the first-ever WRC Coloring Contest, based on Woody's book, FOSTER LEARNS A LAW. Just come on in and pick up an entry form and return it to us by December 20, the date of the signing. The winner in each of three categories (ages 5-7, 8-9 and 10-12) will receive a $20 gift certificate. No purchase necessary (but Woody's book just might make a great holiday gift).