Hectic Treks – Unusual Stuff Encountered While Traipsing Around

Be sure to look up Hectic Treks on Amazon: Amazon – Hectic Treks

It’s a collection of one-of-a-kind stories about some very odd things that happen when one travels around. Sure, there are some fantastic and magnificent places in the world …and these indeed get photographed every time …but these stories are about what goes on before or afterwards.

To tourist? …or to travel? To merely take photographs? …or to experience?

It’s not about seeing the pyramids in Egypt …it’s about what happens if you break your arm descending the Alabaster Steps in Alexandria. It’s not about sightseeing the Alaska wilderness …it’s about what to do when you get a flat tire when it’s pouring rain, hundreds of miles from anywhere, with no cell service …and you can’t figure out how to get the spare off the bottom of that rented Ford Explorer. It’s not about celebrating Easter in that small village in central Mexico …it’s about what to do when you’ve lost your passports, AND your travelers’ checks, AND your airline tickets (just ask Carlos …he’s Maria, the Hairdresser’s husband). And what if you’ve just finished taking in all that Machu Picchu (Peru) has to offer and board the train to go back to Cuzco …then, once departed the station, that trainworkers are going on strike and the trip back will not be completed …it’s okay, we’ll make a stop in Urubamba so you can get off the train.

Why is traveling different than touristing? Well, let me tell you about my …

Good winter reading

Browsing Amazon or Barnes & Noble takes us into a wide array of possible reads as we look for that particular story that captures our eye. Consider a closer look at one nonfiction fast read about a Cold War spy that no one knows about. It’s called “Inconspicuous” (Walter Rothwell’s Undercover Journey During the Cold War).

Book Signing Event at “Mostly Books” – Tucson Nov 18

Dozens of Tucson authors will be participating at a special book signing event on Saturday, November 18th at Mostly Books, 6208 East Speedway (at Wilmot) in Tucson.

From 1pm to 3pm, Wes Choc will be presenting two books… his historical personal narrative titled “Just Dust, An Improbable Marine’s Vietnam Story” and “Inconspicuous, Wally Rothwell’s Undercover Journey During the Cold War”, a biography of a little known but historically consequential spy who retired to Tucson in the 1980s.

This is a great opportunity to meet some local authors who will give you many further insights into their works …as well as signing your copy as a special remembrance.

“Inconspicuous” now available in Kindle Edition

Inconspicuous Front Cover                   “Inconspicuous – Walter Rothwell’s Undercover Journey During the Cold War”

This is a fairly fast but intriguing read …especially in an e-book format like Kindle. “Inconspicuous” in its Kindle version has become a popular option. But the story is compelling all on its own. Be sure to go to https://www.amazon.com/Inconspicuous-Walter-Rothwells-Undercover-Journey/dp/0996417923/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469039897&sr=8-1&keywords=wes+choc https://www.amazon.com/Inconspicuous-Walter-Rothwells-Undercover-Journey/dp/0996417923/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469039897&sr=8-1&keywords=wes+choc for more information.

Wally Rothwell was certainly an under-appreciated and practically unknown espionage agent … and yet he ended up being a quite consequential in the history books. There are no other biographies of this interesting Cold War player. Find out why.

New Kirkus Review of “Just Dust”

Take a moment to read this independent review of “Just Dust” that was recently published.

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Tucson’s Festival of Books

Now that Tucson hosts the 3rd largest book festival in the country, it has become quite an event to see …to wander around …and to participate in for tens upon tens of thousands of folks from all over.

Sunday afternoon (March 12th), I was able to gain a spot in the Nonfiction Author’s pavilion. Be sure to stop by and say hello if you’re in the area. Most of all, come visit the festival and take it all in. t’s time well spent.

Veterans’ Day

If you know someone who’s served in the military, there are many ways to thank or acknowledge their service. Books are often a good digression into past memories for veterans. Some books are harsh war stories, others are introspections, yet others reflect unusual “takes” on consequential events that we might not read about in history class.

For a different “take” on Vietnam, consider getting Just Dust, An Improbable Marine’s Vietnam Story as a gift or tribute to someone among friends and family. Go to  https://www.amazon.com/Just-Dust-Improbable-Marines-Vietnam/dp/0996417907/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478456232&sr=8-2&keywords=just+dust .

Available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

And … the holidays are coming !!

 

Just Dust on Kindle!

Save time and money when you get the Kindle version. Take a look at Amazon’s presentation at Amazon.com and get your own copy!

Website Back Up and Running

Good News

I apologize to all my loyal readers and posters for this site being down for over a week as we completed a transfer to a new host. I appreciate your understanding and continued loyalty. And, thanks for your considerations as well.

Interview by Mercedes Fox

In case you may have missed it, in February, I participated in an in-depth interview by Mercedes Fox. You can review the entire interview and read about the details of writing and composition here  …be sure to let me know what you think.

 

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