Come on over: sample chapters from the new novel

This week, I invite you to enjoy the first two chapters of the new novel, Rule Number One, on my author’s blog. You will find links to order the book on my book page.   

Next week, you may follow our ride across Ohio, part of Breaking Out 2021. Do come back for it! 

Smooth roads and tailwinds, 

JT

 

Breaking Out 2021: Leaving US-89

On Friday, the 23rd of July, we rose early. I drove back to Torrey for ice. We noticed that the gas station at the intersection of US-12 and US-24 had block ice, which lasts much longer in the cooler we bought in Salt Lake City. Continue reading

Come on over: “Orientation” from the new novel

This week, I invite you to enjoy “Orientation”, Chapter Two of the new novel, Enemies, on my author’s blog. The novel is available for preorder; use the links on my book page. The official release date is 21 January 2022.  

Next week, you may continue to follow me on my ride through the Rocky Mountains, part of Breaking Out 2021. Do come back for it! 

Smooth roads and tailwinds, 

JT

 

Breaking Out 2021: US-89 and other great roads

As we broke camp on Saturday, the 3rd of July, the air around Mammoth Camp in Yellowstone National Park was cool, though the cloudless sky promised severe sunburn to those who forgot their sunscreen. We rode to the commercial center around the Visitor Center. There, we saw the homeless guy we met last night hitchhiking home to Santa Barbara. Continue reading

Christmas chapter: Virginia

[Enjoy this chapter from my novel, Emily & Hilda, the first of its series. Free on Smashwords until New Year’s Day]

“Enough slack, you two,” Emily shouted and grinned. “Race me home!” Emily opened up on them until she was a small dot in the distance. Mark and Katherine were already drenched with sweat, but the effort was keeping them warm on a freezing day. Fortunately, it had not rained or snowed since they arrived in Lancaster, Virginia, but this was the first day of a long cold snap. Continue reading

Come on over: “Quantico” from the new novel

This week, I invite you to enjoy “Quantico”, Chapter One of the new novel, Enemies, on my author’s blog. The novel is available for preorder; use the links on my book page. The official release date is 21 January 2022. In two weeks, I’ll publish Chapter Two. 

Next week, you may continue to follow me on my ride through the Rocky Mountains, part of Breaking Out 2021. Do come back for it! 

Smooth roads and tailwinds, 

JT

 

Smashwords End of Year Sale: Free books!

Smashwords is having an End of Year Sale. Until New Year’s Day, all my past eBooks are FREE and the new Emily & Hilda book, Rule Number One, is 75% off (USD 1.24).

More information on each books at my author’s website.

Enjoy!

Breaking Out 2021: US-89, The National Parks Highway

Welcome back to the present. This week, I suspend my ride through Europe to publish my school essay “What I did during the summer.” Remember those assignments? This will be the third and final installment of Breaking Out 2021, my life on a bicycle as we emerged from lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We may return to River Run 2017 next year, but you can always follow it by selecting the category “River Run 2017” from the list to the right of this post. Enjoy! Continue reading

Come on over: The last good man?

This week, I invite you to enjoy a new short story from the world of Emily & Hilda on my author’s blog.

Next week, I will bring you another installment of River Run 2017. Do come back for it! 

Smooth roads and tailwinds, 

JT

 

The Somme and Seine: Rouen and Chartres

dscn4246.jpgSaturday the 22nd of July, I saddled up and rode to the main train station in Boulogne-sur-Mer. I had not planned to run alongside the Somme, but the tracks followed the swollen river all the way to Amiens. I needed to get off at Saint Roch to change for Rouen, but, mesmerized by the scenery, I almost missed my stop. Continue reading