Episode #44 – “The Ride of Our Lives” by Mike Leonard

Patricia & Mike Leonard in Vero Beach, Florida

Whenever you have a chance to hear an author speak in person, do it. It is so worth your time, effort, and gasoline. Even if it’s not an author you read, you’ll learn something. I promise.

I tell you about one of my favorite authors and the amazing moment I had with him at a book festival in Vero Beach, Florida.

The book: The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family 

The author: Mike Leonard

The challenge: Travel across the county in two thirty-seven-foot RVs with parents, three adult children, and a daughter-in-law, hang on to your sanity, and make it to Chicago in time for the birth of Mike’s first grandchild and his parents’ first great-grandchild.

Will they make it in time?

Here’s the link where you can watch Mike’s four-part series about their trip for the Today Show.

With all the writing you do, remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

Happy writing, everyone.

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Maureen Heakin
Maureen Heakin
11 months ago

After reading the excerpt of his book, I just ordered it from Amazon. What a terrific writer! I also laughed until I cried.
Thanks for sharing this Patricia.

Kit Dwyer
11 months ago

Wonderful video, Patricia. Your story made me smile because you painted a specific, detailed and vivid scene with your words and funny tone with your voice! Delightful.
I’m wondering, how do we find where authors are speaking?
Also, is there a link to the Today Show episodes you mentioned?

Kit Dwyer
11 months ago
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