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Travel Memoirs

Where the Weird Things Are

Published: 2017

After exploring most of the Southeast in Hang the Elephant, John returns to cover the last corner – Florida. Along the way, John highlights all the horrific and weird stories Florida has to tell, and realizes his place in the world along the way. This book is full of amazing and strange tales from the Sunshine State, from the Panhandle to the Keys.

Read all about cursed dolls, dolphin lovers, and serial killers. Lots and lots of serial killers. It is available for purchase directly through the publisher – Lulu, Inc. – as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore!

 

 

 

 

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Published: 2015:

In the follow up to Something About These Fields, John tackles his next big adventure – The Deep South. Along the way, John covers his three Ws – Waterfalls, Wings, and Weird history – and contemplates why Americans are constantly overreacting to tragedy.

This book is full of funny stories and thoughtful contemporary commentary, while also taking a look into John’s past and connecting the dots to show how he got to where he is today. It is available for purchase directly through the publisher – Lulu, Inc. – as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore!

 

 

 

 

Something About These Fields

Published: 2014

John’s first full-length book is a travel memoir that recounts his journeys across North Carolina, with adventures in Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina as well. Follow along as he samples the food, takes in the sights, comments on the world, succumbs to an existential crisis, and flashes back to different moments in his life. It is humorous, a little sad at times, and completely real. It is available for purchase directly through the publisher – Lulu, Inc. – as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore!

 

 

 

 


History

100 Stories: The Lesser Known History of Humanity

Published: 2017

Although recorded human history is relatively small compared to the existence of earth, there are so many great stories that are consistently left out of the history books. John has spent countless hours researching and unearthing some of humanity’s best and long lost stories. If you think present day is weird, you might find comfort in knowing it’s always been weird. It is available for purchase directly through the publisher – Lulu, Inc. – as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore!

 

 

 

 

 

100 Cover100 Stories from 100 Counties: The Lesser Known History of North Carolina

Published: 2016

Sure, you know about “The Lost Colony,” the Wright Brothers, and all the other well-known stories from North Carolina. But there’s a lot more that’s happened in the state’s history that has been forgotten along the way. John has scoured the annals of history and brought back 100 stories representing each of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Stories include forgotten wars, gruesome murder mysteries, personality profiles from famous small-town residents, and more. It is available for purchase directly through the publisher – Lulu, Inc. – as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore!

 

 

 


Hiking Guides

Appalachian Waterfalls: A Guide for Beginners

Published: 2017

North Carolina and the southern Appalachian Mountains are teeming with waterfalls. But where do you begin? This book offers a great guide for beginners of all ages who want to explore the waterfalls in the Appalachian Mountains. It is available for purchase directly through the publisher – Lulu, Inc. – as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore!