A Tour of the Heart and KOTO Love

My New Book: A TOUR OF THE HEART

Last year around this time, I celebrated a milestone birthday. I was grateful that I was feeling healthy and well, the most fit I’d been in ages and ten pounds thinner (a rarity for me since my weight never fluctuates). Here I am a year later having perhaps gained back five of those pounds—I don’t really know since I stopped weighing myself (a good sign of maturity). And now I’m two days away from another b-day with something far more significant to celebrate—a new book!

Twelve years. Yes, twelve years. I can’t believe it myself. It was twelve years ago that I began to plan a trip that would forever change my life. I actually took that trip in the fall of 2000. We all have transformative events and travels in our lives. I just happen to take a lot of notes on mine. “A Tour of the Heart:  A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France” is the fruit of all that note taking and so much more.” Click here to see a preview and download excerpts. I hope you’ll enjoy the read. Books are rolling into bookstores now; be sure to ask for it if you don’t readily see it on the shelf. You can also purchase it as a paperback through amazon now or as an eBook on kindle.

Since it’s KOTO fundraising time and I love my NPR-station here in Telluride, Colorado, you can receive a free e-book with every $20. donation and a free paperback with every $30. donation. Books sell for $8. and $20. respectively. Contact me directly through this site to make your donation. Also, if you enjoy Travel Fun, my talk radio show on travel, and the podcasts of those interviews I post here on this blog, please make a pledge or donation to KOTO as well. For that also, it’s best to contact me directly. Community radio is a rare breed in the U.S. and ours is almost entirely supported by caring people like you.

I will be talking about “A Tour of the Heart:  A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France,” on Travel Fun tomorrow, August 21, at 6 p.m. mountain time. You can also tune in on the Internet at KOTO.org at the time of the broadcast. I hope to post that interview as a podcast on this blog within the upcoming week.

One more thing:  Click here to become a fan of A Tour of the Heart on Facebook. 

Merci!


22 Aug 2012, 10:56am
by Francis Farrell


Hi Maribeth:

It is a pleasure to find your emails in my in-box. Your latest was especially fulfilling as I learned about & read excerpts from your forthcoming book. Congratulations!

I found your excerpts compelling: I learned a great deal, your pace seemed to always pleasantly lean forward & I particularly enjoyed the personal reflections you share on variety of matters. It shows that you put an abundance of thought into your story, which makes for a stimulating read. Your cover artwork seemed so well done too — where I could not help but notice the Lady posed as properly riding side-saddle.

And your fondness for France is infectious: How might I can obtain a copy of A Tour of the Heart?

Thanks
Frank Farrell
Nantucket

4 Oct 2012, 8:03pm
by Geri Lee Ide Clemente


Hi Maribeth,
David and I received the copies of “Tour of the Heart”. I have passed along a copy to Lynne in Cotuit and she was pleased. We hope this most recent “memoir” brings you huge success! Maybe we will be seeing you on “The View” with the gals! :)
I was surprised to see the comments from Frank Farrell! I’m so sorry to have missed him as I was on Nantucket for 4 days plus this summer. Hi Frank! Will let you know what I think when I have the time to sit down with your book. The artwork is beautiful and I assume the “Lady” sitting side saddle must speak to “girly girl” persona! :)) Congrats! Your not so girly girl sister-in law Geri! oxox

 

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