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Local Author Festival at Avon Library

July 24, 2016

Here is a page from the Arts section of this Sunday’s Hartford Courant depicting the Local Author Festival at the Avon Public Library on Tuesday, July 26th. I will be talking about my book, Strapped into an American Dream, and there will be four other travel authors.

6 Author booksigning in Vernon, CT

May 10, 2011

Glenn Maynard to Take Part in The Book Rack’s ‘Authors Slam’ on May 14, 2011 in Vernon

Glenn Maynard, author of Strapped into an American Dream, will join 5 other writers to participate in an ‘Authors Slam’ event, held at The Book Rack at the Shops at 30 Plaza, 435 Hartford Tpk., Vernon, CT, 06066, on Saturday May 14, from 10 to 2.

Strapped Into an American Dream
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PRLog (Press Release) – May 09, 2011 – Vernon, CT – Glenn Maynard, author of Strapped into an American Dream, will join five other writers to participate in an ‘Authors Slam’ event, held at The Book Rack at the Shops at 30 Plaza, 435 Hartford Tpk., Vernon, CT, 06066, on Saturday May 14, from 10am to 2pm. The authors will sign books and discuss their work; seating and light refreshments will be available.

Maynard’s memoir captures America, whirling readers along a 35,000-mile trek through the 48 contiguous states in a rebuilt RV. One week after their wedding, Glenn and his wife quit their jobs, sold their cars, and set out to find America. This book details how they were able to realize this dream, and then introduces the reader to the unique people they met and the places they visited along the path.

Travel with them through 23 National Parks, Las Vegas, Mardi Gras, and dusty ghost towns. Feel the rushing wind of tornadoes and the rocking of an earthquake. Sleep on roadsides and in truck stops, shifting from state to state, risking danger in favor of a limited bank account.

It is the dream of many Americans, in all walks of life, to travel the country, but few realize this dream. Now they may do so vicariously in the reading of these adventures. Laugh along the way. Share the terror, sorrow, and humor — strapped into an American dream.

STRAPPED INTO AN AMERICAN DREAM (ISBN: 978-1-60976-030-4) is available for $16.99 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://www.strategicbookpublishing.com/StrappedIntoAnAme
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About the Author: Glenn Maynard has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Connecticut, and a degree in Communications. After spending 4 years living in Denver, Colorado, he returned home to Connecticut and now resides in Wethersfield. Glenn has a 9 year-old son named Andrew. As a travel correspondent for three newspapers while exploring the United States, Canada and Mexico during his one-year journey, Glenn published a total of twenty newspaper articles. His story was captured on the NBC local news upon his return.

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Wethersfield, CT Library speaking engagement

February 21, 2011

http://www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/news/upcoming.html

Here is a link from the Wethersfield CT Public Library website which lists my appearance at the Wethersfield Public Library in…that’s right…Wethersfield, CT. Tuesday, March 1st is the date and 7PM is the time. March 1st is nearly Springtime, and hopefully it comes soon because I’m still trying to thaw out from the Whale Bowl on Saturday. Spring is not quite here yet, so why not go to your local library and check out authors who speak about their books through the Friends of the Library. These events are free and open to the public, and a good way to spend an evening…especially a cold evening.

Snow and Ice and…an RV Show!

January 19, 2011

I’m sitting here listening to ice crystals bounce off the air conditioner in my window, and my muscles are still sore from digging out the 24 inches of snow left behind during the last record-breaking blizzard. Spring training for baseball is less then a month away, and the Northeast Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show is only a few days away. I will be signing copies of my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream” in the show at the CT Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday (January 22nd and 23rd). Hang in there. Visit the RV show and dream about traveling in warmer weather. Think about Spring Training a few weeks away. Know that the ground hog is starting to stir. The reality of winter may be harsh at times, but we can dream of an escape. Who knows…maybe that dream will become a reality. It can, and it has for some.
http://www.ctrvshow.com

Ya Gotta have faitha faitha faith!

November 22, 2010

After my first day at the International Auto Show at the CT Convention Center in Hartford, CT this past Saturday, I packed up and hopped on the shuttle bus to the parking garage across town. Since I pay $100 per month to park there for work, I figured I would use that garage and hop on the free shuttle for a ride to my book signing for “Strapped Into An American Dream.” I was happy to discover that I was the lone rider on the retreat. That all changed dramatically on the next stop. Apparently the Women of Faith Expo was going on at the nearby XL Center. Women began piling into the bus until every seat was taken. I even had to remove my heavy tote bag of books from the seat next to me to provide one more seat to the faithful. Some women had to stand. I thought about giving up my seat to one of the women standing, but not for long and the thought soon passed. The bus driver turned to me in the front seat and laughed. Then the women of faith began commenting on how I was the only guy on the bus. When I finally got off at my parking garage, I noticed the convention chaos continued. Women were everywhere, and I didn’t stand a chance. I joked with the women on the bus saying that they wouldn’t hear a peep out of me. I made it to the 5th floor via the elevator full of me and about 15 women. Again, comments about me being outnumbered came acallin’. When I made it to my car, I zipped around the 5th floor to the 4th and had to stop. I was in gridlock for the next 45 minutes. Two older ladies getting back to their car laughed when they saw me shaking my head. I rolled down my window and they proceeded to tell me that out of all that traffic, I was the only guy in the garage. I had faith that I would get out of that garage; so did the women of faith. After all, it was in their title. I was happy to see their cars finally head for the highway, and the next day I used the Convention Center parking garage. After the show, I didn’t have to rely on my faitha faitha faith!

CT International Auto Show book signing

November 19, 2010

Business.Auto show coming to Hartford this weekend
Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Middletown Press Staff

Featuring hundreds of cars, including the new 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the Connecticut International Auto Show will return to Hartford this weekend.

The Volt is the industry’s first electric vehicle with extended-range capability. Learn how electric vehicles work, why they are considered the cars of the future and see a display of electric charging stations at the auto show.

But classic and antique cars will be on display as well, as will the Legoland racetrack and a toy drop for We Are the Children, which provides a holiday celebration for any needy child who has no place to spend the holiday. On the Legoland racetrack, children will be able to build their own race cars and then test drive them.

Check out the vintage cars from the start to the middle of the 20th century, including a 1908 Pope Hartford (story on page 4).

State police will be available to demonstrate a seat belt convincer and roll-over simulator. You will also be able to take a test drive in a new Buick, GMC and Chevrolet. A wide selection of used cars will also be on display in connection with the auto show.

The following car lines will be offered: Acura, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ram, Saab, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The following booths will be available: AAA, After FX, David Lerner Associates, Dunkin Donuts, E-Muscle, FJB Associates, Lincoln educational Services, MMJ Promotions, Potomac Garage Solutions, Ride-Away Moability Vehicles, Silverleaf Associates and Vacation Village Resorts. See floor plan on Page 6.

WMRQ will be broadcasting live from the show floor on Friday from 4 to 8 and WCCC will be live at the show on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., author Glenn Maynard will be at the show to speak about his book, “Strapped into an American Dream.” The book tells the story of his one-year journey in an RV through the 48 lower states.

Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. Box Office closes 1 hour prior to the end of the Show each day.
Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are admitted free, and seniors 65 or older get a $2 discount on Friday with proper ID.

Parking is $3 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour at Connecticut Convention Center garage.

For more information, visit connautoshow.com or check out The Middletown Press auto tab coming out Friday.

I got me a Literary Agent

October 8, 2010

Today I will be signing a Contact with a Literary Agency who liked what they saw in my Fiction Novel, “Desert Son.” This would be my second book, but first work of fiction. Creating an entire world and the people within is very satisfying. Then having someone in the world of literature telling you that it’s something that could sell is leaps and bounds beyond satisfying. Maybe I could create a Literary world where my fiction book is accepted and published and call it a day. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. The agency has some contacts, but there are many genres of fiction, and the manuscript must be appropriate. My agent was hopeful after reading my manuscript because it dealt with reincarnation, and it would cross many genres. She said she could send it to publishers of Horror, publishers of paranormal, and several other variations of these. The fact that she can send it out to more publishers increases its chance of publication. She does have a contact with a publisher of Horror, who read the synopsis of “Desert Son” when she was considering representing me, and he told her that he would definately take a look at the manuscript. More to come on this one…

2 Big Shows upcoming

October 6, 2010

I will be returning to 2 big events from last year. The CT International Auto Show (November 20th and 21st) and the Northeast Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show (January 22nd and 23rd) are again taking place at the CT Convention Center. These events bring thousands of visitors, and this year I will be inside the show for both events. The CT Convention Center shows have held the biggest events for me so far, so returning with a new softcover edition of “Strapped Into An American Dream” will be a much easier task. Since I caught the show director’s earlier this year, I will be listed in their advertising and better promoted.

CT Author’s Trail with 2 Donald Bains

October 1, 2010

I spent the night in Uncasville at the Mohegan Sun as part of the CT Author’s Tour last Thursday night. I was all set to meet Donald Bain, author of 110 books (including “Murder She Wrote” and “Coffee, Tea or Me”). I had seen his picture, and he was the Keynote speaker on this evening, so I was surprised to see him standing outside the entrance of the Ballroom chatting with the casino employees. I had both arms full with my duffel bag, easel, poster, books, etc., but unleashed some of this load to shake hands with Donald Bain. I had emailed him the week prior and he replied to my email and told me that he would stop by to say hello. I excitedly thanked him for the email and held my poster up, asking if he remembered my story, but he just nodded and smiled, as if he barely recalled. However, I told him I hoped to chat with him later, and grabbed my haul and moved inside. I was greeted by Carol, the columbia librarian, who helped set me up in the back of the room. After I got myself settled and was sitting conversing with my new meighbors, an tall, older man came up to me and told me that he had gotten my email. It was at that moment that I realized the guy at the entrance was not Donald Bain, and he probably thought that I was crazy for approaching him the way I did. Later on I would see the Donald Bain imposter with his light green jacket running up and down aisles to offer a microphone to the people who had questions. The stage in front was for Donald Bain, who sat on the stage on a chair on a rug with a lamp. He told us that this was the coolest set he’s ever had, and proceeded to tell us about his career. I sat with 2 other authors and shared marketing tales, while listening to Donald reinforce how the publishing world has changed dramatically over the years. The ballroom was very nice, the people all around were very nice, the Bain moment was a disaster even though the real Bain did chat with me for a while, but it was a wonderful experience at the end of the day. After all, how many times in one lifetime can you meet someone for the first time twice?

Columbia Library Book Talk

September 30, 2010

Three weeks following my first public speaking appearance for my book, “Strapped Into An American Dream” I was off to another. August 24th put me in Columbia. As I was driving there on route 66, a cop was following me down this long and winding road. After several miles of driving exactly the speed limit, my GPS advised of my arrival. I pulled into the parking lot. The cop did too. It turned out that the library and police station in this small town shared a parking lot entrance. This little library was like a house. I walked into a cozy feeling. I was greeted by Carol the Librarian, who was the one who hooked me up with the CT Author’s Tour at the Mohegan Sun. Authors who spoke at the libraries throughout the summer would beet at the Mohegan Sun for a book signing. The size of the town was much smaller than Enfield, but it certainly packed a punch because about 17 people showed up and I sold 7 books. Carol set me up with a chair facing a chorus of chairs. This time I would speak while sitting. It was different than what I was used to, but had only done it once. My next step would be a book signing at the Mohegan Sun.