Where’s Ryan — Can You Guess?

It’s time for a little game of “Where’s Waldo”…

Except… well… I’m Waldo. And I’m not wearing a striped sweater or a funny hat.

I’m on the road again. And I’m currently locked in semi-seclusion making a start on a new book.

Here’s a late-day view from my balcony:

Three New Stories — On Newsstands Now!

It’s been a bit quiet around here lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been scheming…

You were desperate for your travel fix. In need of stories that combine adventure, philosophy, bookish overtones and deep desert thoughts.

Well it’s time to get your fix…

This Email Made My Day

Thanks very much to Vagabond Dreams reader “Voyageur” who took the time to drop me a line this week:

The 360 Degree Penthouse Years

A few weeks ago I sent you an email about the end of the Palazzo Years. And I shared some photos of the amazing 400 year old house I was renting in a village called Zejtun in the south of Malta.

As it was prophesied, so it has come to pass.

It’s My 200th Blog Post — Enter the Contest!

Well, we’ve finally reached the 200th blog here on Ryan Murdock’s Road Wisdom.

And I’ve been struggling to think of an appropriate way to mark the occasion…

Should I come up with some sort of special “anniversary” article? Something nostalgic where I reminisce about how I got started, why I decided to blog, and all the gin-scented sweat I poured into it?

A Week of Expedition Skills in the Lake District

It’s been a little while since I posted a new blog. I’ve spent all of 1 week at home in the past 5 weeks, and I’ve got a lot of travels to fill you in on.

Let’s start by talking about the Expedition Skills course I attended last week in England’s Lake District.

I Got a Red Star Review in Publisher’s Weekly

Vagabond-Dreams-thumb…well I didn’t exactly get a starred review, but my book did.

No one evaluated me as a person (…and I’m sure if they did, they’d expel me as a bad influence…).

Although they did refer to me as “a powerful new voice in creative nonfiction.” Which I thought was kinda nice.

Book Signing Update and Pics

I promised to give you an update on the signing I did at Leeds County Books this past week…

Despite a blizzard that smothered the region in several inches of snow, the turnout was excellent.

Book Signing December 29th — Be There!

I’m doing a book signing for Vagabond Dreams on December 29th, 2012 in Brockville, Ontario.

9_x_16 flyer

This will be my only visit to North America in 2012 / 2013, so I hope you can make it.

Reader Photos — Is Yours Among Them?

All sorts of happy readers have been posting their Vagabond Dreams photos on my Facebook page. I asked them to take a picture with the book, and they answered in spades.

I thought you might enjoy seeing them, so I pasted a bunch here.