Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Derby Public Library Up Next

July 1, 2016

I will be speaking and signing books at the Derby Public Library on Monday, July 18th at 6:30 PM. Had a nice crowd at the Enfield Public Library on Tuesday, and looking forward to sharing my travel stories in Derby. Details regarding this event and more on the links below:

http://derbypubliclibrary.org/

http://www.glennmaynard.weebly.com/

 

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Better CT appearance for RV Show

January 20, 2016

Tomorrow at 3PM I will be on the television news show Better CT to talk about my year on the road living in an RV while hitting the 48 continental states. The RV Show is at the CT Convention Center this weekend (snow or shine). I will be talking about my travels at the RV  Show and signing books from 10 AM – 4 PM. That’s a lot of talking. I will also have copies of my two fiction books available as well, Desert Son and sequel Wayward Soul. Hope to see you there!

RV Show website: http://www.ctrvshow.com/pages/welcome.asp

My Website: http://glennmaynard.weebly.com/ 

Press Release for RV Show booksigning – This just in…

January 23, 2015

http://www.prlog.org/12414923-american-dream-author-glenn-maynard-to-do-book-signing-in-connecticut.html

Book Signing Photos

January 24, 2010

Photos from my book signing at the Northeast RV & Camping Show at the CT Convention Center.

Northeast RV & Camping Show-Hartford,CT

Book Review for Strapped Into An American Dream

August 5, 2009

Strapped into an American Dream

Review by Jaimie Hall Bruzenak

Strapped into an American DreamStrapped into an American Dream by Glenn Maynard. May 3, 1992, Glenn Maynard and his new bride Tracy set out in a twenty-two foot 1978 Dodge Rockwood for a year on the road. They left from Connecticut with the goal of traveling through all of the 48 lower states plus into Canada and Mexico in their RV. They were in their 20s, had a dog and little money but this would be a great adventure.

As they leave New England, heading into the province of Quebec, Glenn writes, “…We smiled wide. We sang to the music on the radio. We bounced in our seats. We knew that this was just the beginning…But we had plenty. We had health and happiness. We had each other…”

Along the journey, they had trying times. From the shower not working to more serious mechanical problems to terrifying tornadoes and a propane explosion, they stuck to their plan. They got jobs in Arizona to shore up their bank account and make it to Mardi Gras, one of their dreams.

Their trip took place about the time my late husband Bill and I hit the road. It’s hard to think of this as “history,” but it does speak about a different time in RVing. There were few large RVs, no cell phones or Internet. Making do on an extreme budget was quite possible. You could more readily find f~ree places to park. Living in a small RV is challenging, to say the least, for any relationship! As newlyweds, Glenn and Tracy were just getting to know one another so that adds another element to their adventure.

Sixteen years later, Glenn decided to share his story. It is a step back in time for him and a look at RVing as it was not so long ago. Come ride with them and experience RVing in the early 90s. You’ll get a kick out of it! Available at Amazon.

Authors must promote their own books too

July 13, 2009

I ran my zip code through a system which locates small bookstores,  and found a couple within 10 miles from my house. The first one in Hartford, CT was a cafe with bookshelves in a very seedy area. The next one was The Book Rack in Vernon next to a very busy deli at a strip mall. I walked in and asked the woman sitting behind an office desk at the entrance if she was the owner. She said that she was and we exchanged greetings. I showed her my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream” and told her that I was with a small publisher and had to do much of the leg work. I asked her if she would be interested in either purchasing the book at a discounted rate or perhaps working out some consignment deal. I received my answer immediately. She only deals with Used Books.  Some of The Book Rack’s do carry some new, but this owner wants nothing to do with new books, and her customers come in to buy Used books. After a 10 or 15 minute discussion on this topic, she offered a booksigning at her store.  SOLD.  This was a successful day.  I told myself when I began the day of searching that I wanted one positive thing to happen. This was it. The booksigning will be at The Book Rack in Vernon, CT on Saturday, July 25th from 10 AM to 2 PM.  This will be my second book signing, and there should be a lot more traffic than the first.  This is what Authors have to do in order to promote their books.  It’s no longer a world where Authors only write books.

Waiting on reviews – OUCH!

June 8, 2009

Waiting on reviews is a painful undertaking.  I have several copies of my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream” out there that were requested from my publisher, but weeks have passed.  Everyone is busy, too, especially with newspapers and all other media scaling back on staff.  USA Today and the Hartford Courant asked for review copies, then said they’re not sure if they can get to them because they’re too busy.  Reviews are too important to take lightly, so I will hound these media outlets until they finally just take care of business just to shut me up.  I can hear the wheel squeaking already.

You Tube for Glenn Maynard’s Strapped Into An American Dream

May 27, 2009

My publisher has created my Author Display video on YouTube, and this video has a narrator reading the synopsis of my book. The scene is a video camera filming the highway as a vehicle travels along through the country. This is “Strapped Into An American Dream.” Search GLENN MAYNARD on YouTube.

American Idol 2009 Kris Allen

May 21, 2009

Another season of American Idol has come and gone.  Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert (the favorite of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul).   Either of the two could have won.  Many shows are coming to an end, and my Boston Red Sox can get my undivided attention.  On the night that Kris Allen takes the crown, Big Papi hits his first homer.    Varitek hits two dingers, and Ellsbury ties a major league record with 12 putouts in center field.  Everybody wins tonight, except the Blue Jays.  Even Adam Lambert is a winner.  America will be seeing more of him, because he too will be Strapped Into An American Dream.

Trial and Error on linking blog posts

May 20, 2009

I am still working on linking the wordpress blog post to other social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn.   I am posting again so that I can try to link as I post, since I was not successful with previous posts.