Book #3 Almost Ready and Offering FREE Kindle Downloads of my First Two Books thru August 5

Today I am excited to announce that I plan to have Book #3 released before the end of August.  Thanks to my friend Antsy McClain (yes, the singer/songwriter, musician, artist, storyteller and all around good guy), I have a complete cover design.  The content is almost ready to go and the theme of this book will be quirky and offbeat DESTINATIONS.

Book Cover for Book 3 – Cover Art and design by Antsy McClain. back cover photo by Earl Hayes Raglin, Jr.

And, to celebrate the pending release of the book, from August 1 to August 5 you can download the Kindle version of my first two books totally FREE to keep and use forever.  As of today, my books have hit #1 and #2 on the free Kindle downloads charts for Food, Lodging and Transportation as well as Auto and RV Travel.  The books are #1 and #3 on the U.S. Regional Travel list and #3 and #5 and the full Travel List.   So grateful  to all who are downloading.


Your FREE download counts as a purchase so you keep it forever!! If you don’t have a copy yet, please download. And, if you like (or even don’t like), please kindly do a review. THANKS! Watch for my NEW book (#3) coming out later this month! Get the downloads here:

Sumoflam on LIVE in Studio Interview on WRFL in Lexington on Thursday, 11/29

Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions

I am excited to announce that on THURSDAY (11/29)  at 7:30 AM EST I will be a guest on one of Lexington’s longest running radio shows.  Called Trivial Thursdays  and hosted by long-time announcer Mick Jeffries, it can be heard locally in Lexington on WRFL-FM (88.1 FM).  From outside Lexington, you can listen online at www.wrfl.fmWe will be discussing my travel books, among other things. You can also catch it as a Facebook LIVE Video feed.  Hope you will give it a listen. Please share!! #choosehappy

Mick Jeffries hosts this award-winning, long-running radio show that is kind of a college radio version of a morning drive-time show — complete with lots of talking, laughing, and music. The weekly hijinx revolve slightly around the trivia associated with the given day of the show, interspersed with visits by artists, writers, musicians, and assorted community innovators. Trivial Thursdays is every Thursday from 7-9am on WRFL, and you can even listen online at

If you are interested in picking up either of my two books and joining me on my quirky and offbeat back roads adventures, visit me at



Download BOTH of my books on Kindle for FREE: November 1 – November 5

As an After Halloween Treat, for a limited time you will be able to download both of my books – my newest — “Less Beaten Paths of America: Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions” and also “Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names.” TOTALLY FREE!!

This is part of the Trick-Or-Treat Book Blog Hop hosted by Author Patricia Lynne.

Both of these volumes are collections of my many travels across the United States and Canada. As you know, I have photographed well-known and not so well-known attractions along the way. In this book I share my experiences and occasional challenges, but always provide some fun and personal anecdotal stories of the quirky and offbeat places that the large and small communities offer.

My first book is all about Unique Town Names and is all in black and white.  My Second book features dozens of quirky and offbeat attractions from all over the U.S. and even in Canada.  ALL of the photos are in FULL COLOR.

If you like what you see, please kindly leave a review for the book/books on Amazon.  A certain author will deeply appreciate it!

Both books will be available for FREE and forever download from November 1 at 3 AM EST thru November 5 at midnight.

You can get the Quirky and Offbeat Attractions download here.

You can get the Unique Town Names download here.

I hope you’ll take advantage of the FREE download beginning Nov. 1.  Then, ENJOY THE READ and go forth and ENJOY THE RIDE!!