The Traveling Book Project is happening!
Hey everyone, I’m super excited to announce that two of my books are now on a road trip. As many of you know; the goal is to have two of my books, Reckless Beginnings, and Slater, travel to every state and be signed by a reader representing their home state. I hope to have it returned to me with fifty signatures, one from each state.
Follow the books.
I will be posting monthly updates on where the books are and which states they have visited along with pictures sent in by the readers. Oh, this is going to be so much fun!
You will be able to follow the trip on my social media accounts and this blog.
My Facebook Group ( If you are not a member you can request to join) – Read More Books
Where the Road Trip Begins
Each book will be taking a different route.
Slater will be starting off in California with Elaine Ruff Gallo and Reckless Beginnings will be starting on the east coast from Maine with Dawn Mast. Below is the rest of the route. We will be keeping track of the travel route and notify each team member when the book is heading their way. As a reminder to all those participating, please make sure if you have not read the book, to do so as soon as you receive it, sign it, and put the date and state inside the front cover and send it to the next person via media mail. Thank you all for making this happen!
You may notice that a few of the states are blank. We are still searching for people from those states to receive the book. If you have any family or friends that may want to be a part of the team shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or have them contact me.
1. ME- Dawn Mast
2. NH – Audrey McGee Griffis
3. VT – SandiCadieux Goldring
4. NY – Pat Shupinski Fayo
5. MA- Linda Morgan
6. RI – Stephann
7. CT- Awilda Melendez
8. PA -Jodena Psycher
9. NJ – Sonnetta Jones
10. DE –
11. MD- Lynette Demskit Trotta
12. WV – Sheila Martin
13. VA – Linda Terreri
14. NC – Karen Agee
15. SC – Erin Kane
16. GA – Sandra Harmon Zimmerman
17. FL – Annamarie Calvino Scott
18. AL – Melanie Stickler Falconer
19. MS – Dede Cook
20. TN – Melodie Bertoli
21. KY – Laura Conway
22. OH – Janet Fetteroff Johnson
23. IN – Renee Bosgraaf
24. MI – Ashley Jessica Evans
25. WI – Donamae Clausen Kutska
26. MN – Liz Deshayes
27. IA – Paula Hess
28. IL – Lisa Quinlivan
29. MO – Linda Sutton
30. AR – Robyn Best Huffman
31. LA – Donisa Pierce Tingle
32. TX – Meredith Thompson
33. OK – Tamara Ward
34. KS – Jean Briggs
35. NB – Jennifer Bryan Vawser
36. SD – Teresa Padgett
37. ND – Daynelle Paulson Blake
38. MT – Carol Deegan
39. WY – Patricia Trumpower
40. CO – Lisa Casey
41. NM – Kris Rubi
42. AZ – June Schmidt
43. UT – Stephanie Williams Peterson
44. NV – Sabrina Kleymann
45. ID – Barb Metcalf Arehart
46. OR – Penny Knowlton
47. WA – Cynthia Novlin
48. AK – Holly Marie
49. HI –
50. CA – Vicki Robinson
1. CA – Elaine Ruff Gallo
2. NV – Sabrina Kleymann
3. UT- Courtney Cochley
4. AZ – Eileen Horsman
5. NM –
6. CO – Ruth Brassell
7. KS – Bea Followi
8. OK – Kimberly McCoy Murrie
9. TX – Cheryl Buckley
10. LA – Christy Renee Amond
11. AR – Senia Clark
12. MO – Ruth Benson
13. TN – Sheila Harmon Grant
14. MS – Kimberly Moss
15. AL – Faye Burt
16. GA – Jennifer Kayes
17. FL – Robin Batterson
18. SC – Christine White
19. NC – Shannon Doutt Dolgos
20. KY -Samantha Humphrey-Vershum
21. WV – Jean Shahan
22. VA – Nancy Sheperd
23. MD – Rose Schmitz Marcin
24. DE –
25. NJ – Carole Sigle Doscher
26. CT – Christina Carmon
28. MA – Cathy Friedland Yahiaoui
29. ME – Annie Lavoie
30. NH – Clenna Lyons Emery
31. VT –
32. NY – Pam Shear Vogt
33. PA – Christina Close
34. OH – Renne Tucci
35. MI – Teresa Pladgett
36. IN – Kelly Braun
37. IL – Ellie Raymond
38. WI – Sherry Hall Hanson
39. IA –
40. NE – Valerie Bush Stoj
41. MN – Cindy Sargent
42. SD – Delores Hansen
43. ND – Sherie Goff
44. MT – Donna Thomas
45. WY –
46. ID – Kelly Olson
47. OR – Adrianna Ross Downard
48. WA – LuAnn Morgan
49. AK – Dolly K. Gunter
After Hawaii….. it will travel home to me!
Thank you, everyone, that has signed up to represent their home state. I can’t wait to hear from you when the books arrive in your mailboxes.
Enjoy the rest of your week everyone xoxox
Latest updates May 2021
Because of COVID-19, we had to take a break from shipping the books from state to state but I’m happy to say Slater is back on the road and has traveled through four states in just the lasts six weeks.
Reckless Beginnings Has come to a halt
Sadly the journey for Reckless Beginnings has ended due to a reader keeping the book and not sending it onto the next reader. We were doing so well with over 25 states visited in just over a year. The selfish act of one person spoiled the trip not just for me but for the 50 readers that had signed up to be a part of this event. But I will not be defeated and will send out a second book on the road soon.
11-22-19 -Reckless Beginnings has arrived in Maine😍 Thank you, Dawn Mast, for being a part of the team and representing your state. I hope you enjoy the book! #travelingbook
11-30-19 – Reckless beginning arrived in New Hampshire. Thank you Audrey Mcgee Griffis for being a team member and representing your state. I hope you enjoy the book.
12-11-19 Reckless Beginnings has arrived in Vermont. Thank you Sandi Cadieux Goldring for being a part of the team. I hope you enjoy the book.
12-10-19 Slater has left California and is on its way to Nevada. Thank you Elaine Ruff Gallo. I hope you liked the book.
Traveling Book Updates 12/24/2019
SLATER reaches Nevada
RECKLESS BEGINNINGS reaches New York
RECKLESS BEGINNINGS has reached New York and will be spending Christmas with Pat Shupinski Fayo.
SLATER is now in Nevada with Sabrina Kleymann
Thank you for being a part of the team. Pictures to follow soon for Slater.
You can follow the traveling books on my website, Pinterest and Instagram.
And here are pictures of Slater From Nevada
Traveling books update 1-4-20
RECKLESS BEGINNINGS – has been on the move. Reaching two more states.
12-31-19 Linda Morgan received it in Massachusettes
1-4-20 Stephanie Capalbo received it in Rhode Island
Thank you, ladies, for representing your states and being a part of the team.
You can follow the traveling books on my website, Pinterest and Instagram.
Traveling Books Updates January 17th, 2020
RECKLESS BEGINNINGS has reached Pennsylvania – Thank you, JoDena Pysher, for being a part of the team and representing your state.
SLATER traveled to Utah and just arrived in Arizona Thank you Courtney Cochley & Elieen Horsman for participating in SLATER’S TRAVELS.
Traveling Books Updates – February 12th, 2020
Since the last update, SLATER has traveled through Colorado where it was signed by Ruth Brassell and is now with Bea Followill in Kansas.
Reckless Beginnings is currently in New Jersey
Latest Updates for the Traveling Books
Slater has left Oklahoma where it was read by Kimberly McCoy Murrie and is now on its way to Louisiana to spend some time with Christy Renee Amond.
Latest Updates for the Traveling Books – March 10th, 2020
Slater has left Louisiana and is now on its way to Texas where it will be greeted by Cherry Buckley. Reckless Beginnings has arrived in Delaware and is spending some time with Tracy Wirick.
Traveling Books updates July 28th 20202
Here is the latest map for the traveling Books. Thank you Lynette Demski Trotta & Senia Clark for being on the team If you have recently joined the group – the books have been traveling across America and the goal is two have them stop in every state, be read, and signed by a reader in every state. How cool is that!.
You can follow the traveling books on my website, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Here are the latest updates for the traveling books!
If you have recently joined the group – the books have been traveling across America and the goal is two have them stop in every state, be read, and signed by a reader in each state. How cool is that!
SLATER– Has stopped in Mississippi with Kimberly Moss and made a visit to Cherry Buckley in Texas and is now in Florida with Robin Batterson
RECKLESS BEGINNINGS – left Christina Carmon in Connecticut and is now in Virginia with Linda Terreri
Thank you ladies for being on the team. Don’t forget to leave your reviews.
Next time I do an update I will be giving each book its own map because as you can see they are beginning to overlap.
Traveling Books Updates – December 10th, 2020
Two of my books are traveling across the states. The goal is to have them stop in every state and be read and signed by a reader in each state before returning to me.
The books are beginning to overlap on the map so I’m now giving each book its own map.
Here are the latest maps.
Slater is in West Virginia and Reckless Beginnings is in Florida – Thank you to everyone that is on the team and thank you Pat Shupinski Fayo for keeping on top of the books and organizing the route.