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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The adventures of the barefoot sisters

[cue music] A long time ago, in what seems like a galaxy far away (before Bush, before graduate school, before the word "tranch" made its way into ordinary conversation), two sisters decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. And they decided, for reasons of their own, to hike it barefoot. Of course, most of you probably know this already. What you may not know is that the chronicle of our adventure is available at last, from a reputable publisher. Dear readers, I am proud to present "The Barefoot Sisters: Southbound," published by Stackpole Press in Pennsylvania. You can get your very own copy by clicking on the "Buy my A.T. book!" link on this page.

You may notice that the link takes you not to a bookstore, but to Campmor. I encourage you to buy it there, because a buyer at Campmor was central to the effort that made the publication of this book a reality. He found a copy of our limited-edition, self-published book, and liked it so much that he acted as our agent and shopped it around to publishers. Roger W., words are not enough to thank you for your efforts!

9 Comments:

At 11:24 AM, Blogger eArThworm said...

Congratulations!! Great news. Is Stackpole also going to publish the Northbound volume?

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Congrats! I bought my father a copy of both volumes back when it was self-published, and he loved them.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Thank you! Yes, the northbound volume is coming out next year. They had planned to publish them simultaneously, but the economic situation is pinching everyone... I hope that Stackpole will reach a wider audience with the books than we could. I am really excited about this edition.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Em said...

Oh Susan! I am so very happy that the journey to get this published has finally resulted in THE BOOK! I will buy it at the end of the month ... can't wait for the next edition!

 
At 3:04 PM, Anonymous SeƱor Serpiente said...

Does this mean the Lulu version just became a valuable collector's item?

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Yes, especially if it's autographed!

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with the new edition! Have you considered hiking barefoot again?

I hope this books are soon available in Spanish version too.

 
At 10:57 PM, Anonymous melva said...

i read your book southbound in less than a week now i am looking forward to the next book, you, your sister and all of the thru hikers are very inspirational. if i lived closer to the A T i would be a trail angel it seems like it would be alot of fun meeting and helping the hikers

 
At 2:06 AM, Anonymous TheSwedeLife said...

Cool, just saw the book in the Campmor catalog and googled it and found you here. Can't wait to read the book.

 

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